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payroll tax and normally adhere san franciscans so their bowing goods and services in san francisco it really helps the economy of san francisco grow so its not only a benefit to the project but to the city. the contractors center is 5 thomas melon circle in the bayview area open 8:30 to 5 welcom >> roll call commission president willie adams, kimberly brandon, leslie katz, doreen woo ho. item 2, approval of minutes
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of february 9, 2016. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? item no. 3. pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the 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. item no. 4, public comment not listed on items on the agenda. >> is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. ooul item no. 5a. executive director's report. >> good afternoon, president willie adams, elaine port director. i would like to say thank
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you for being appointed to the port. this honor has a particular significance to me. a significance that i will carry through this transition period and will call upon times when times are harder. she has left an organization with many contributions. now i'm leading this incredible organization during this transition. outgoing director left us with this strategic plan. this strategic plan is a road map of a very tangible achievable commission for the port and we will use this guide throughout the period. since the announcement last week, i would say that i received nothing but encouragement and offer from
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help from port staff. the port has the gift of exceptional professionals and leading this group is a truly a privilege. port staff also understand and treasures the importance of our seven 1/2 miles of our water front and it's the importance of the water land activities and people's point of views that really create the experience of this water front that is really one-of-a-kind. we welcome people here because they only understand what our water offers. the strategic plan will guide us to build upon this very vibrant place. i take great pride the port commission has the latitude to complete a nationwide service for this port organization. because that means this organization has the bench internally to
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provide for this seamless transition and we are very proud of that. thank you very much for your confidence in me and i will not let you down. >> with that i have an aside item. i would like to provide in memoriam for maria chen. maria was born october 1957 in hong kong. she passed away february 11th, 2016, at the very young age of 61. she came to san francisco and she and her sister came across the pacific. they married and they had a daughter
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and son. justin and abigail. maria began to work for bank of america for a short time and then worked at muni as a 1446 secretary but she quickly transferred to the port in 1998 where she was promoted to executive secretary on may 1, 2000. she retired july 17, 2015. one of her talents was singing. she loved singing so much that she decided to give chinese opera a chance in 2005. it was one of her hobbies and eventually became quite an avid performer and she even had a chinese opera costume. she also took every opportunity to travel. in 2013 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. unfortunately in 2015 her
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cancer reoccurred and she lost her battle. she was survived by her family. a funeral mass was held by her family and attended by many including the port. maria will be very very deeply missed. maria had a wonderful personality and loved by everyone and all who knew her enjoyed their time with her. she was a great person. staff would be very grateful if the commission can close in her honor. next, i would like to talk about a competition that the city has engaged in. megan wall ace is going to help me out. i'm very happy that they have led the charge in the city's san francisco seawall to the living city's competition for the city accellerator cohort. i know those are a lot of
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words together but what the cohort provides is financial opportunity for the city. it's in its third round of the competition. we are competing against five cities, pittsburgh, providence, washington d.c. and st. paul. three of the collaborators will be selected and if we are selected we will get 18 months of financial assistance to figure out how to finance the seawall project. the project is not yet defined and coming to the port commission of the mayor's budget director realized the final question will be grand. so i would like megan wallace to show the website. the part of the competition
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is engaging the public and informing the public and have the public vote and leave comment on our application. the website address. accellerator. we will have a link on the website for people to participate. i would encourage everyone to see our story and leave a comment. megan, can you please walk the commission and the public through the website? >> sure. >> good afternoon, commissioners. megan wallace. just as an introduction, there is a link that she mentioned will be on the website. but the opening page is an overview of the overall program and
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then you can click the link to go directly to san francisco's presentation. you might find this picture familiar. overall, this is called the story map. the program is an energy based program that all participants created a story, presented the outline of this various projects we are all competing to share with the accellerator program. and overall the map is laid out giving the background of the city's seawall of the swauleawall and in
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proportion with the mayor's plan. you can scroll down the pages. to the side, this is a general opening overview of what the project is. so to talk about different things, the water front today starting off to click on images. it will show what the water front is all about. and then we talk about what the really critical infrastructure along the water front. this is looking at all the public infrastructure that is supported by the seawall in this area. it talks about the historic elements of the water front. in here, engineering staff particularly the seawall project manager came up with the
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story of how the seawall was created and build. would you like me to show and demonstrate? it's a graphic of the different steps that went into the seawall. then talking about the evolution of how we get where we are today and thinking about then the impacts and the risk of seismic activity along the water front. the bay area is a high seismic area and this is a map of the area along the water front that would be impacted. the study under way is showing the various levels of showing impact in the event of seismic event.
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>> so we do talk about seismic activity in the short immediate term and then sea level rise in the long-term, but those being reasons why we are concerned about improving the seawall. >> then thinking about the future and what the future generations are going to want out of the seawall and thinking about how the overall funding need, how great it is and that we are going to need to call on future generations to pay for it in terms of issuing debt. that's what gets to the heart of the accellerator program is to come up with innovative solutions to try to come up with this infrastructure need. then this talks about the property taxes and just the areas that would be impacted in the event of an earthquake and sea level
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rise. like what areas of the city are interested in their general vulnerablity and what we are doing to protect the seawall. the mayor's office wanted to emphasize how this particular project is just a start on thinking about the vulnerablity along the water front and there are major projects and trying to come up with financing solutions to address the needs farther down in those more southern regions. and then thinking ahead for future generations that we benefited from the work that our ancestors did many years ago in san francisco and continue those benefits and to bring forward those decades and centuries down the road.
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>> megan, can you also show how to leave a comment and rate the project and competing against five cities in the competition. when you click on our city's link, you can also scroll through it and serve a more compressed format. then you see stars pop up and it just indicates generally how people have voted so far. so we have a whole a lot of five stars. just a couple and i think those are from other cities, probably. and so here -- >> my favorite. >> you click on it above. >> this is the area you click on and
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you vote and you highlight the number of stars and you can leave your comments and rate. >> thank you very much, megan. we are very pleased that the mayor submitted this and sphere headed the submissions of this application. we encourage everyone to take a look at the website and take a look at the storyboard and vote. this is not only collaborating with the mayor's office and capital planning but the way we will engage the public in this financing question. thank you for your time and that is the director's report. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public
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comment is closed. >> next item? >> port commissioners report. >> i just want to say thank elaine for stepping into the role for acting executive director. it's a daunting task, i'm sure, but pleased that you are willing to step up and do that and thanks to all the port staff. i know this is going to be new as we embark on a new direction. i want to thank you for your involvement and stepping up to the plate in this next phase of the port's evolution. thank you. >> elaine, yes, i would like to follow up on what
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commissioner leslie katz said. i know it will be a lot of courage to make strong decisions. don't worry what people say about you. make no apologies and just lead. knowing you, you have a lot of integrity and you will do the right thing. what i want to say, on friday night, i want to thank everyone who came out to farewell to director moyer. i know we give dedications to people who pass on. i would like to extend there to the public. monique will still be around. as people see her around, there is a plaque. which says: "in tribute to
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monique moyer" this will be down at pier 27. [ applause ] >> with that? next item, please. item no. 6a information presentation by the san francisco parks and recreation department on india basin open space planning and the inter agency coordination between recreation and parks, the office of economic and workforce development, the port, pg & e and build inc..
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>> thank you very much. i would like to discuss this park and open space plan where the park has collaborated with them on an open space planning along with several other city agencies. this is a continuation of a collaboration that we've had with recreation and parks and a number of others in the area including their leadership of their leadership of the india basin park which includes small port lots and we have collaborated in the early 2000s and with partners on education and volunteerism where we have programs at parks and recreation.
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>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is phil ginsberg. general manager of recreation and parks. it's a great time to be here celebrating dr. moyer's tenure and welcoming eileen. it's a good moment to celebrate the topic which is in the basin which is a project of partnership. the most important reason we wanted to be here today was to thank the commission and to thank the port leadership and staff for incredible partnership as the port has moved more and more into ensuring adequate open space and recreational opportunities along the water front. we had the pledge of working together on two parks bonds in 2008 and 2012. elaine and i were in the war room for 2012 together.
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the cochair with the campaign and park president mark buehler. we have come together with some of the city's most iconic events including the super bowl. we worked so closely together on america's cup and we are working together and environmental stewardship and programming and it's great to have the collaboration that we do. today it's about the update of the basin. as david introduced, it's been a long standing partnership and pretty aspect collar with a lot of partners in the fold.
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i'm going to start out with a little bit of a big picture. we have great partners and a robust partner team and she's going to take us through the details and discussion the competition which happened. these are some precedents for the opportunity that we have. i wanted to speak just a second for creating more park space particularly in the southeast neighborhood of san francisco. both the port and recreation and parks have been working very closely at the leadership guidance of the economic workforce department and the planning development. we are all acutely aware of the data from san francisco. we have 36,000 people who already live by the basin
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area. 23,000 people who already work nearby, and then it was just pointed out a second go in a prior presentation, 20,000 new households being built by 2040. 50,000 new jobs being created which the planning department estimated all new jobs being created through 2040. 675 acres of open space. so we have before us an opportunity to create a true legacy water front park and india basin. a process frankly which was originated and started by the port. but if you put iv in the context with other legacy parks you can see brooklyn park which had multiple land owners and created the open water space, the seattle water front was a
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similar construct, the hyaline in new york city, christy field and all of the forwarding large coordinated efforts similar in scale and slightly different in scale here in at india basin. i wanted to know where this fits in with the larger context of the blue greenway. as you all know it's along the water front which the port has taken the lead in implementation and inter agency coordination that dates back to many years. i would like to talk about the greenway essentially a necklace that connects a series of different pieces of open space along the water front. what we are hoping today for the india basin one of it's
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special jewels. what makes it special? it's industrial heritage, it's water, it's dynamics. these are all what makes india basin water front a really really special open space and legacy park for the city. perhaps the most important reason and the reason why we are here is connectivity. there are eight unique sites around the basin including the bay which we consider to be part of it that has 1.5 miles of continuous shoreline. it's really rare in san francisco and even in the bay area and it really creates a very special opportunity. i'm going to walk you through them very quickly. within this stretch, there are seven individual pieces of parks, trails and open space properties with the
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exception of the port, all of these are in some stage of development or needing some development. so we have this opportunity to plan on a larger scale, one that not only provides necessary water front access for the bayview hunters point community but for people dropping from surrounding neighborhoods to drop around the amazing water front. the properties are numbered from 1-7. i'm going to talk about each one but they include haerns head, and the shoreline park, the recreation department new line property and no. 5. no. 6 is the recreation and parks india basin open space and seven is
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the project of leonard urban size park. we will start with herns head which talked to support parks and open space along the shoreline. this partnership is the most direct opportunity for our departments to work together. in 2000, the port built herns head. it's home to some of the best bird watching in san francisco, salt marshes, native plants and some amazing partnerships with organizations such as the bay institute aquarium foundation and atri. the piece of the partnership which i'm most excited about is our green ageers program. not, i don't get to spend
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that much time and i don't know how much this program is discussed here at the station, but this is an awesome partnership between us. it offers 9th and 10th graders to improve our green spaces and supports projects, workshops, teen building exercises, environmental education, community engagement and stewardship. in fact, both port staff and recreation and parks staff have recently completed the graduation of our fourth cohort. if you have not been to a graduation, come next year, it will be our fifth. the kids and families are so excited. they have to work a 9-month program. they work three saturdays a month. they have to show up and
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they get a stipend for the work. it's pretty remarkable. all right. moving through the presentation here now focusing on our piece of partnership and haerns head now focusing on shoreline park. india basin was a project completed with tpl. trust for public land which is a partner in the india basin effort. between the recreation and parks and port sites is pg & e's property. pg & e is in the process of remediating a shoreline trail. it's actually more than just a remediation project. they are working with rha and improving the trail and
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installing planting and furniture and fixtures and lighting and the design is looking great and pg & e is doing an awesome job with this project and we really do thank them for their partnership. as i mentioned india basin was created in 2003. it's an active site and has a playground. it is under utilized and part of this project is to reinvigorate india basin shoreline park and that is to increase the access from the houses on the hill which is hard to get there. i'm moving around the basin now. we are in 900 which is 1.7 acres parcel adjacent to india
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basin shoreline park recently purchased through the acquisition fund. the reason for this larger caliber is this parcel which was historically the site of the building industry until as late at the 1990s. currently it's the only remaining gap and not publically accessible. it is the home of the historic ship rights cottage and connects all of these parcels. the last rec's park property is the india basin open space. construction began in 2000 as part of the mitigation project with the airport. today the open space
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features title salt marsh and provides shelters for birds and also has some of the most extraordinary views of the bay and has trails that link to the bay trail and exceptional bird watching. sort of inside that india basin open space is the water front that is being called the big green. it is part of the 700 development by build inc.. this is being designed by bionic and passive and recreational opportunities and includes ports and market event spaces and will be kept natural and wild and peaceful. it's been a really important and collaborative partner in the
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effort. they have our, we are relying on a lot of their experts ands they have funding a lot of planning for this larger project. we are very grateful to have them on board and they seem extremely committed to making open space and parkland a really important part of their development. finally to the south of the india basin park is north side park which is in the process of being developed by leonard urban and part of the shipyard candlestick point project. north side is being designed by landscape experts and we want to thank leonard because we believe that all of these open spaces should be together. so you see in the name of partnership, this is a project about partnership.
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we have land owners which include our organization and the port and pg & e and lenar and building inc. and we will now take you through the planning process and where we are. >> again, my name is nicole. thank you very much for having us here today. i just want to talk a little bit about our project goals, the water front study project goals. the first is we are
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prioritizing environmental clean up and to make decisions and designing a blueprint for park development. we are ensuring recreational and ecological and recreational services across the properties. we are stimulating inclusive and community engagement, installing a landscapes to address sea level rise and implementing interim strategies. it's important to note that we are not starting in a vacuum. there have been a number of planning efforts throughout the last 2 decades including the port. the largest planning and current efforts as we highlighted. these install the goals of the water front. to sphere head the effort, the general manager created a task force
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and invited 30 bayview hunters point and the property owners to design the process which is a very active participant in this process and the public was invited to participate in the meetings. at a meeting we started with the suggestions in the studies and verified this is what community members want. we then prioritized these results and identified preliminary preferred locations. we also talked to a variety of folks in the community. we went out to streets, went out to the festival and participated in a number of blue green out ridge and talked about what we are doing in the basin. then we conducted a series of technical studies including light studies with topography and
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india basin transportation action plan. we also did focus area studies such as the biological resources assessment, a wetlands delineation, delineation of waters, analysis, historic reports and epa ground fields assessment to place the program and amenities in a basin. in a nutshell they told us where what we wanted could go. all of these efforts resulted in the india basin water front parks open space and trail study. in the study is the basis of recreation and parks partnership with the public land and san francisco parks alliance designed for the competition of the india basin shoreline park. we are in an rfq process and having water
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front recreational and industrial water front experiences. selected by the task force and we worked with david, the competition advisor who led the competition for the city and parks and the center. we provided the work for the water front study and asked to consider the studies and what they wanted to see on the site and what could go where. this particular slide shows the locations for human powered boat launch. we also let the firms know that at a minimum t proposed plan should include remediating the land and creating a segment of the blue greenway and restoring the cottage and most importantly providing access and open space for the residents of the southeast neighborhood and the city as a whole. we also told them to
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consider 900 and the india basin shoreline respectively and we in -- integrated to climate and green structure. next finalist were asked to participate in an idea submissions that was shared with the public. a jury of seven people comprised of four community members and three additional persons were selected. this was not intended to select a design but to allow the jury to participate in how they might approach this design opportunity. also the community got to see five very different ways to thinking about their water front with professionals. after a full day of interactioning and being interviewed by the jury, they were ranked by the jury
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on how clearly they communicated to put their ideas in words and how to best serve the communities in site and habitat restoration to the responsiveness of the design brief. here are a few images from the competition. this is from the design with darling design and e com. this is nichols and swa with an architect and the leader submissions. you can see the submissions at iv water these fit all the criteria that the community developed for the site. we are very close to a successful negotiation and we should be able to announce the winner within a week. i'm so excited to do so. we have constructed the
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project in march. it will show the final considerations in march and gather the community and stakeholders for feedback and will complete this project in august. the site is currently a brownfield. after the design process is complete we'll be able to complete a remedial action plan and it holds two grounds. we were awarded $200,000 and we are applying for another $400,000. the conceptual clean up approach for the site is as follows.. the ground contaminants is as you would expect. we have metals, phh and petroleum and acb's. the plan is to manage the
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soil, excavation and off site disposal of soil. it includes the abatement of asbestos, paint and universal weight and limited soil around the building. so what's next? we are thrilled. the community led concept design process. we are looking forward to cleaning up the site once we complete that concept design process. we would like to implement the activation strategies. we will be developing the strategies for the park. we'll be working on operations and maintenance planning and developing a phased out building plan. mostly we are working forward to collaborating with the port through all the phases of this process. thank you very much.
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willie adams: i have one card. public speaker: hello, san francisco parks work with the water project. we have worked around the community engagement to design and build an amazing community park worthy to residents and it's an honor to work with land owners in the bay area and looking forward to continuing and moving forward. thank you. public speaker: hello, commissioners. i'm john mansfield and working with the shoreline and project. i want to commend recreation and parks, the
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port and building and tpl for sphere heading this project. it's a great project and looking forward to the implementation of the park. we are very happy that they put this through in a very quick timeframe. thank you. >> is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners? commissioner brandon? kimberly brandon: >> thank you very much for a wonderful presentation. this is long over due. i'm really happy and kudos to the mental collaboration building tpl, pg & e and lenar for all coming together and making this a reality because it's going to be a wonderful addition to the blue greenway. i'm so happy the port was the leader in this project including the parks
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and our wonderful site out there and david and all the work that staff has put into that. i just have a couple of questions. the funding, who is going to pay for all this? and once it's built, who is responsible for the maintenance? >> this is all based approach and we have different land owners out there. the first phase of funding has been advanced by build inc. and we also received a coastal conservancy grant and it was funding by build inc. and mentioned on a special path we have that brownfield clean up. we have the sunset design at the moment. she's more of a technical expert. if i say something wrong, correct me. we have funding lined up through concept design and then there are going to be a variety of
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both public and private strategies to take us from there. then they range from the next parks bond which eagerly await to have another opportunity to grants or impact fees and funding from other development that may or may not happen in the area. we are going to take it one step at a time. we are working through design now. the two fundamental parcels working on now are properties through planning and pg & e is working on the trail and then working on parks. the goal for us all is to make all these parks, all these different parcels feel like one space to the user, not seven different spaces by seven different entities,
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right? park users don't really care about jurisdictional boundaries. when i'm told i run chrissy field, it happens several times a day. nobody cares. with a they want to see is a beautiful open space with a disarray of active program mattic features and a consistent look and feel and that's what we are all striving for. >> the maintenance? >> maintenance and operations is really to come. by default the property that is ours, we would maintain and the same way as your staff maintains. there is a grandeur opportunity which will be the next phase of planning to work together on a maintenance plan. the most creative funding strategies that have surfaced involve
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community service idea to some sort of ifd. i'm not sure. this is going to be an area where the port has a significant amount of expertise. we are going to look forward to get some of your advice. i think really to keep this park as we envision it, these parcels as we envision it, we are going to work together on maintenance and facility planning. so still to come. >> we were so successful in 2008 and 2012 collaborating with parks. it is my understanding that recreation and parks is recommending a 2016 bond. >> not a bond. it's san francisco and parks alliance just passed by the board of supervisors today it was placed on the ballot. i'm supposed to stop talking about it, but what the policy idea is the
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baseline funding some incremental growth to stabilize the parks. we are a general fund department and my first challenge when i started out as the recreation and parks director in july of 2009 was have to eliminate my general fund support. we are still coming out of that. so this measure is really more focused on operations and maintenance than capital renewels. the good news is in our operating budget or in our annual operating budget, this measure would and interim director report and i worked on this. we have support from the city's general fund capital program. and we will be able to maintain that support if this measure passes and it will allow us to do a better
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job tackling a well over a billion dollars of deferred maintenance that's occurred in our system in the last 50 years. so it will be very stabilized for us and allow to attack more growth in deferred maintenance and to better take care of our parks. it's a little bit different than our next bond partnership. >> thank you. >> commissioner? >> welcome back, general manager. it's nice to have you here. thank you for the presentation. it's really exciting to see what's happening down there. she used the word which is kudos to everyone. this is really exciting and the speed with which it comes together is also quite impressive and we were speaking about attempts to try to acquire this
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and it seems like just yesterday that it is in the works and it's really impressive. i also wanted to emphasize a couple points that we've been all working together and i appreciate the collaboration of all the different entities involved. that's when the city's act best when we are coming together working on projects like this. we certainly love partnering with recreation and parks department. also want to emphasize too, the ports commitment to open space and talking about the blue greenway and the parks that we are connecting along the water front. this is just another example of how strong our commitment is to creating those places for the community to be able to have recreational opportunities and be an open space and see the wild life that does come through here and have access to the water.
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this is just another example of that. commissioner brandon touched on a couple of questions i had in terms of the funding but going back to the clean up, there is another $400,000 needed for the clean up. is that the entire parcel or just one of the parcels? >> this would be for the entirety of 900 en is. it's $1.3 million but recreation and parks will do the remainder of the remediation. >> so $400,000 has been awarded. we are anticipating another $400,000 additional. are there any other responsible parties that were prior owners of the site that could kick in some funds to help on the clean up? >> unfortunately no.
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that's the kind of thinking we need. >> i think the non-attorney response to that is that we bought it as is. >> they can't wave that, can they? >> the truth of the matter is the value of the land was discounted by the amount of the clean up. >> i understand. >> in response to one other . because everyone is excited about the progress before and we have made a lot of progress. first of all for the basin communities, they have been waiting for this moment for well over a decade. i'm not going to say we've moved super fast in an acquiring the land and planning it. i want to caution that planning is 1 piece of it and the next phase is the brownfield project. we have a ways go on this project.
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just for managing public expectations, we are focused and welcome the interim activation strategies at the site and in the meantime a great place to be enjoyed adjacent to the park is very functional and beautiful. i think the shoreline trail will probably come online certainly sooner than our larger project would get it completed. although i don't know the exact date. >> january 27th. >> can you repeat that? >> pg & e's shoreline access project is scheduled to be completed january 2017. i think we are looking to work beyond that.
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there is cohesive long-term planning and you will see more open space for people to enjoy. >> on the clean up what part will be capped? >> we'll be excavating and capping hard space. >> in terms of the community involvement and started with the gardening program and landscape program for some of the youth, will there be an opportunity for the community to work with the project if people so desire? >> yes. that is fully the intent. it's already happening where
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there is a lot of community participation in the outreach process itself. >> just a hands-on? >> in the hands-on construction there might be certain phases appropriate for that but i think we put in our original rfq or rfp commitment. there are certain commitments where by ordinance with respect to local hire. i thought there was some preference for, or we asked to identify what their local engagement strategies would be. so we are certainly aware that there are neighborhoods around the parcels anxious to work and support and be part of it. k you very much. >> sure. >> great to see you here. and worked with you and obviously working with something else.
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i appreciate the plan and the open space and i think that in addition to some of the questions that have been already asked, i'm very happy to hear that the experience is going to have a consistent look and feel because that is important to feel like it's moving from one space to the other and feels like the space is close to each other regardless of the owner. one of the questions, with so much open space within that area, one is obviously not serving the immediate neighborhoods, but it seems to me that we might be attracting on this whole area in addition to the whole space that as it gets developed that will attract others to the city. what is the plan to ensure there is transit access as well as parking. before you answer that question, i would like to understand because i'm not that familiar with this area as well as commissioner brandon. how far away is this going
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to be from the city development and lenar development. we are doing a lot about candlestick park. is this walking distance? how are other people going to get there and what neighborhood is it going to serve in san francisco? >> there is a lot of answers to that question because that's part of the blue greenway discussion in a cohesive planning exercise that creates bike access to all the parcels along the water front. that is our main strategy. to answer a specific question then i'm going to let nicole talk about the transportation studies that are happening in the area generally. the very northern tip of the lenar project would be one of the parcels involved in this project.
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it literally borders the northern border of lenar's jurisdiction or lenar's development area is the park. pier if -- 70 is about 2 miles away. there has been a lot of thought and a lot of discussion about bike and pedestrian access. we'll have nicole talk a little bit about the transportation work which ties into some of the larger economic development and housing and mewb has engaged in a tremendous amount of thought and study for transportation in this area generally. nicole, do you want to add
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anything about the transportation study? >> good afternoon, commissioners. i wasn't expecting to come up, but there is an extensive plan going on initiated by build inc. incorporated by lenar. lenar has existing obligations from the department and extended down this avenue to cargo way. all of that is being incorporated into long-term strategy. we are working very closely with the planning department. we are just now initiating the environmental review as the recreation and parks and building eir being done together and mta is actively working with the
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strategy. they will be both improved access along in this avenue, along the entire corridor as well as enhanced public transportation along with bike path that goes along with project alliance that will be part of the study and part of the long-term strategy. >> obviously there are other things happening in the area in parks specifically. >> i had a couple of other questions you alluded to but obviously we are on the preliminary and you are trying to figure out who you are going to award the project to etc. in terms of the timeline you said it's beyond 2017. the questions i have even if you do it in phases, how many years do we think this is going to take and secondly even though this will change because you haven't started yet, but how much is this going to
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cost? >> right. and again, the real issue is what the "it" is. we are talking about two things here. we are talking about the larger opportunity of connecting parcels that are already under open space development and that already have a funding stream and funding stream and there is 900 basins in the park which is within the jurisdiction of the parks department. so it is difficult to say. i imagine i do not see a funding path without another park bond. i think the scope of this project is in the tens of millions of dollars. but it's still to come because we haven't gone through a community concept design process. then that results in cost estimating work. i think, again, you are going to see open space improvements over a number of years from the number of
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different land owners out there, but i think this project is a good 5-7 years of continued development. >> to summarize, i think it's great to see open space. it's one of the areas that can answer the questions better than i where we have this concentration. i would assume once everybody see's it, it's developed and has a big attraction not just for those in the big neighborhoods. it's very exciting wchl -- we hope this can move forward but obviously there is challenges in getting there. thank you. >> i would add one of the advantages, what makes this project, everybody loves christy field. there is going to be a day when you talk
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about christy field as the india basin as the northwest and i said i look forward to that. but what to remember about this project is both it involves the bay and climate. so there is much more of an opportunity for water front recreation in this area than there is in along christy field and the weather is a lot better. this project really presents some important opportunities. i think we are going to need in the design process to really blend. this is one of the challenging issues not just in san francisco but around the country around parks and open side to inspire open space and balance between those who want to visit and those who live around it. you know, that's still to come. that conversation, i think some of those themes started to surface in the design competition.
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we think we are very proud of this. >> will people be able to fish from shore? is that permitted? >> we said that fishing is in one of the program activities? >> that is to be determined because they need to blend in with the environmental stewardships at the site. but there definitely will be human powered boating and definitely recreation. >> we have this ecological institute and something similar. it sounds like the environmental educational opportunities interactioning with this is very interesting environmental land where you can do a lot of things with especially with students, right? >> absolutely. and there will be a blend of both active recreation program and then in
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terms of the natural resources which are there. >> first of all, phil, i want to thank you and nicole and david and everyone that's been involved. there has been a lot of due diligence and i appreciate this from myself and my fellow commissioners. i would like you to come back in a year. and i'm glad to be part of this journey and i think this is a great project. and you have my support. i'm glad that you are taking your time with it and you have been very thorough and explained it in a way we can understand it. >> thank you, president adams. i would like to thank those who have been great on the task force and been very valuable on this
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project. item no. 7a request approval of the port's fiscal year 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 bienial operating capital budget. >> good afternoon, commissioners. megan wallace. thank you for having me here. i would like to do a little bit of recapping over the budget and go over
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questions and answers that came up at the last meeting. so to start, the city's outlook is continuing to project strong revenues, strong economy. however expenses citywide are driving a projected general fund shortfall. the port outlook is a little bit stronger. we are actually continuing to carry strong revenues, however we've been able to control expenses and we are still carrying and strong net revenue to allow us to support our designation of future capital. this speaks to the overall strategy where the ports are really trying to prioritize capital and invest in needs by recognizing limiting resources to that operational growth and capital investments that ideally also generate more revenue that can be invested into more
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capital and also meet high priorities and other high priority projects. that's what this balancing act really represents is that scale of recognizing the operating budget and it's a balance of those operating resources versus the capital, but what we designate to that capital in each year's budget really shows how we are trying to prioritize how we are spending our money. overall the proposed budget for 2016-2017. the first year is stronger really because we have additional fund balance just from prior years of not fully spending all of our available funds. so staff is recommending that we have a larger capital budget in the first year. and in the second year, it
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does go down however, but the fund balance is still strong. and overall, we talked about how just looking out over the last 10 years, you can see that our operating revenues have grown really quite significantly over $7 million. however, just to think about the city's economic outlook, even with this really positive look back on how much our operating revenues have grown, we are being more and more cognizant of the potential economic slowdown. in terms of use of funds, the first year of the budget jumping to capital is larger than in the second. it's really you can see in terms of overall growth operating revenues, sorry, operating expenses, you can see the growth is $1.5 million overall. then you look at
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the definition of future capital is growing by 2.6. it's reiterating our proposed use of funds into capital. we are trying to use our resources as effectively as possible and water front is evolving and there is more and more demand on operating staffing and on our resources. we are working, we are trying to make do within the certain size of our operating budget and staffing needs is one of the big things that emerges. how can we address this -- evolving water front and what staff proposes
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is limiting the rfee's and change the classification to meet our needs. this is an investment in 29 projects. it's a balance of generating projects and likely these projects emerge as a common theme and something that a lot of felt were coming due and we wanted to prioritize some key projects and fire suppression infrastructure. i want to quickly go over the questions that came up during last presentation. the attachment 5 is included with the staff report that goes into more detail on these, but i did provide snapshots of the table that are included on that attachment. i thought i would just quickly go
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over the explanations these are in alphabetical order. first of all there was the question about the water front development projects and they were talking generally about how it's set up and when we first proposed this project. the intent was to have a project that would cover all transaction cost represented through development projects with reimbursement from developers. the proposed budget before you actually reduces the assumed recoveries from developers, and that's largely because of a recommendation on the part of staff to have the port cover for city transaction cost. the benefit long-term to the port would be more beneficial than to have remedial recoveries. staff is going
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to separate agenda items with the port commission. the way the budget is set up, if you choose to have us continue to recover the funds, then those recoveries will serve over the surplus over the budget and later have recovery for the funds for the shortfall. that is behind this proposal. regarding the city attorney work order, i shifted out $900,000 out of city attorney expenses out of the budget and into operating expenses which is a shift to allow us to determine the expense. we can't know how much the attorneys are going to be assigned their time. in the event we have non-development work for the attorneys and the project could potentially have a shortfall in our funding to pay the city attorney.
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as a result it makes it appear there is a really large increase, 42% growth in the city attorney work order, but when you take into account the reduction and the city attorney work project the overall budget is actually 3% to allow for some inflation for growing cost in city attorney staff. >> the question about projects that are defunded for the 2015-2016 capital supplemental that specifically, is there any to restore the funds to these projects. this is the specific list of projects and they were recommended as a result of staff going through and identifying work that's already being completed that projects being completed under budget and we had alternative funding sources. it's really the main thing. so, the answer from port's
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recommendations that there is no need to restore the funds in the project. this is what we saw from being available as well as to support the capital supplemental. the question raised a great opportunity to bring staff together to discuss the numbers along the piers to the funded. we have it right now, thank you. for example, the pier's 84-88 i previously labeled 82-84. so when engineering staff came presenting that pier 88 still needed repair, the answer was actually in fact we had funded that work through the piles removal strategy. same for the pier 96, i previously identified that as pier 98. the answer is yes, we have
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fully funding removal of piers and the green silos. that's being permitted and will come back to the port commission and make recommendation for funding. commissioner katz asking for information on sea level rise and funding to address those issues. the answer is yes, we have existing staff in engineering and environmental planner classifications to evaluate our capital plans to understand what the impacts to sea level rise might be on future capital work. i'm also excited to say we have a new grants and budget analyst on board to pursuing new grants and thinking about sea level rise adaptation if that is one area that he'll be able to look into
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additional funding sources. additionally through the story map process for the seawall we became familiar with the mayor's senior fellow program and we are currently applying to see if we can bring on from the private sector who could come in and help us facilitate the process of really mapping out all the issues on the seawall project and funding all the elements of the project. >> additionally as staff considered what facilities support what might be responsible for and really the capital plan does breakout tenant responsibility versus port responsibility and so we reflect to the extent that projects are proposed that might potentially have a tenant who could help fund it. we try to pursue those opportunities and look
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for that link. so we try to do that as much as we can through the project evaluation process. does the port collect revenue from developers? we do. and those are ramping up in the earlier years an we are wrapping up. how does current year projection compare with the proposed budget? i apologize, this is smaller than i would have liked. the projection is $98.4
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>> i will come back to you in the fall with the process. >> so moved. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner katz? >> thank you. as always, it's a great presentation. >> a couple of questions. as we look at our projected revenues and there is some questions about potential economic down turn, but what
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kind of impact and how do we account for that if it's more significant than anticipated, what impact would that have? >> sure. well, one major area that we would likely see an impact in our percentage runs. and then also in the event that property ground rents would go down and future rents would decline. as far as adjusting for it, a designation of future capital is where we would have at a cushion where we wouldn't have as much at the end for appropriate capital in the next year. >> in terms of variance other than participation rents as we
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are pretty well rented out most of our sites, are there areas that could have impact from suffering decline in value? >> you mean from vacancies? >> yes. >> we have a number of facilities that in the northern water front that pier 29-31, those facilities are all either under construction or being prepared for construction or being proposed. >> we didn't account for that in this budget in the revenues for that. >> the timing is later. it's more hitting starting to set in in the second year of the budget. they are pretty small assumptions. >> that was a leading question there. >> thank you.
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>> in terms of under the use of funds at the south beach harbor marina, significant change from the current budget and both the 2016-2017, and 2017-2018, what accounts for that? >> for the increase? >> actually decrease? we would like to see that, but. >> for the first year? >> under the use of funds, the overview of changes. it went from $5 million to $3.8. >> the previous budget made a lot of assumptions with the transition from the redevelopment agency we built in some assumptions from the debt service which was a very large amount. we have a smaller payment from what had previously been assumed by the budget. we are
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assigning it down to a more realistic budget. >> if i may, for south beach harbor, the revenue bonds are finally repaid december 2016. there is partial payment made as part of the initial bond issuance. so we had thought we budgeted the full payments and park was holding that payment and that's why harbor showed surplus because we paid out the revenue bonds. >> the budget has $5.9 million and now there is $500,000. >> thank you very much. >> doreen woo ho.. thank you very much for the presentation and getting us answers to the questions that we
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asked. i know you mentioned the major vacancies, what is the operating assumption in the budget in did you assume some sort of operating vacancy in your assumptions? >> why not build that in as a basis. the driving units of our projections is based upon current rent. we are able to model out our current leases inflation within those current leases and if they expire we will have that same amount of rent and continue. we are really basing it off current rents. i don't deduct it. >> i got the i am --
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impression that we look at revenue across versus a lease by lease kind of analysis building it up and understanding the terms. in this forecast, are you using this as an overall assumption for all the leases or are you doing it almost, even if you are not doing it to detail, but at least some of the major leases to see the difference in revenue impact. i understand with commissioner katz that we are going to be in a stable market in san francisco. >> it really is. it's based on the rent role and based on the lease. >> that's a little bit different from what i remember from years past. that's a little bit more accurate than i would say in terms of revenue projections, which is good. >> yeah. i would say when we do the analysis of the capital projects, that's an opportunity of looking at a
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square footage by a particular facility. and whether they think it's low to high rent maybe in that facility. that's a very discrete site that we get a fairly accurate assumption of what that additional revenue will be when that facility is out. >> the potential is really the larger spaces that we have not yet figured out in terms of what's going to happen to rental pier 29-31. >> right. >> which is a potential. i'm going to hope that you get to the $100 million than you think. >> i am too. >> commissioner brandon? >> thank you very much and thank you for responding to all of our questions. just one last question. that is regarding america's cup. i know that we've defunded
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some projects to put toward america's cup. i just want to make sure that if we needed to that we refunded those projects. it may not have been from last year but i think that's what i was focusing on. >> i think elaine might, you want to take the first stab at it? >> the biggest project we defunding was a project and we have replenished that project and we have removed some pier repair hours and refunded the pier project and we have certainly refunded the pier project and asked to bring in all the projects you need funding now and started a planning process to really prioritize those needs. >> i have one quick
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question. it's related to the actuals, not to the budget. as a result of super bowl did we have to absorb any expense? good afternoon, commissioners. daley dunne, ports commission project manager. >> did we absorb any expenses for super bowl. did we have expenses we incurred and was it in our forecast? >> the amounts that were funding were two hits that the port took and they were very small. they were taking the parking meters out of commission where they were needed for super bowl
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city. that expense was offset by, what is projected to be offset. we don't have the numbers yet. the surrounding meters for that uptake during that time and the second was arguably a cost that we absorbed. it was the use of waving the permit for the use of harry bridges plaza which is not something we normally lease out because it's an island. that was a decision that the commission made on an annual basis for certain free events to the public where it cost. those are the two that i'm aware of. >> by the way, we reported cost to the budget analyst for maintenance and security. it fell into our regular operating budget. we provide those types of services for special events port wide. it wasn't an increase
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cost or increase in our resources for deploying the budget we have. >> megan, you were very well prepared. i want to say to my fellow commissioners, this budget was submitted to the mayor's office yesterday. if there is any questions about this. being that said, all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? resolution 1608 passes unanimously. next item. item no. 8. request an authorization to enter into an exclusive negotiation agreement with desilva gates construction company and proven management and to negotiate a lease for the construction and operation of a recycled content asphalt
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batch plant at seawall lot 352. >> good afternoon, commissioners, again, daly dunne, special project manager for the port. i'm joined by my colleague patrick rivera, project manager for public works as well as development partners jim -- summers, development project and one of our favorite tenants with exceptional tenants and company. let me present to you today the exclusive negotiating agreement that document and frames did negotiation and in this case our ground
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lease with desilva gates and for seawall 352. some locational context. the seawall 352 falls in the middle of a number of sites which the port has envisioned with the echo and industrial complex with the users in that area. a closer look. across the street is the back lands. it's about aggregates d has access to pier 94. how we got here to this point, about this time last year, the commission authorized the port in concert with public works staff to issue a solicitation for the site that was to be an accompanied with long-term
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contracts, supply contracts to the city for both asphalt. for the proposal, time involved. it included for the concrete side of the equation, that first piece of the puzzle. the concrete side of the equation, pardon with concrete. they
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were to repurpose one of the plants for city use and high recycled content that the city is looking for. then the accompanying long-term supply contracts one would be with the joint venture and the other would be with central concrete. so there are really three separate agreements in the works here. so this is really what this document is all about, the key terms. this exclusive negotiation agreement was based largely on the last one approved by the commission which was the zoning ken wood ena scaled down to the appropriate size for this development. 1 year term, 16-month option. $20,000 negotiations fee. developers is responsible for all third party cost which are
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consulting, city attorney cost, other consultant cost. regulatory approval, all standard. the documents and the last terms are unique in terms of the tek. formation of the joint venture has the entity that will wind up with the site. the ena acknowledges that three agreements that be contemplated in the rfp all need to succeed. so we'll come to that sort of unique element to this in a second. one variation from the port commission direction provided on september 22nd, there was acquired in the resolution but staff urged that we joint venture new
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temporarily called would be entered to vetted to enter into the ena itself and the partners felt it would work better for them to take place after. we made the recommendation to staff port to accommodate that request and added that in the benchmark in the ena so it's in the exclusive negotiations agreement. so there are three sets of this negotiation here. staff gave the staff go ahead on the lease terms. at the same time the san francisco public works will be negotiating two separate supply contracts, one for concrete with central concrete for asphalt with nuko an those are
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happening with the ports department working with one another. lastly this unusual aspect of it which is based on how the rfp was constructed which was the lease itself in both supply contracts will need to succeed otherwise the end re will not be consistent with the rfp. so, to that end, i'm not sure if the port has done this before, but the lease agreement which will come back to you within 6-9 months depending on environmental review will be approved by the port commission, but the effectiveness date will be triggered upon successful approval by the contract by the board of supervisors and that will be approved at once. so that's really it. we'll
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be back with the lease terms and the project with your permission with the ena and partners. >> so moved. >> second. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner doreen woo ho? >> i don't have any questions. >> commissioner brandon? kimberly brandon, neither do i. >> commissioner willie adams? no. all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? 1609 passes unanimously. >> item 9. new business. >> during this meeting i heard a request to bring back
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general manager 1 year. so we'll note that. does the commission have any other new business? >> anything you want present, commissioner doreen woo ho? >> no. i think what i had will be addressed. >> vice-president brandon? >> i don't have any. >> adjournment. i move to adjourn in memory of maria chen. >> second. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? we are now adjourned 4:58.. thank you. [ meeting is adjourned ]
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