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>> good afternoon i'd like to call the sfpuc inform order it's monday, may 2, 2016, at 1:307 mr. secretary call the roll. >> >> commissioner vice president moran commissioner courtney are expected horizontal we have quorum thank you next item, please. >> item 3 approval of the minutes of may 10, 2016. >> approval i'll second. in any discussion or public comment from the minutes
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>> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> the minutes carry next item, please. >> item 4 general public comment general public comment at this time please. >> good afternoon. >> afternoon thanks eddy with bright line defense i wanted to thank the commission on a particular item not on the agenda the calaveres mapping tool you've noted didn't currently include bayview and there's legislative effort that the department well aware have to seeks to include the factors that includes the disadvantaged communities across the state not identified under the mapping
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tool it is not just important for more than reasons but he itself statewide disadvantaged communities in legislation for reorganization an odd thing to say most were not taken pride in being disadvantaged but for the purposes of this environmental discussion when we are addressing injustices this important to have bayview hunters point included in this conversation that's why in the letter i'll read to the committee diverse organizations ranging from young developers to iran do have to other groups in commission has worked with in the past and shows how service providers that work on the ground have united in terms of of making sure their community our community can be included so
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again thapgs to the commission commissioner vietor and general manager kelly that provides the leadership necessary in rallying bayview hunters point together and finally to staff including the general manager julia as well as emily the public affairs person and the leaders without this departments leadership and commissions leadership not enough would have been created in momentum right now, we're seeing a process and regulatory agency as well thank you. >> thank you for your work on this this is really important work and if you need additional support please let us know. >> to that point love to see it agendized for future commission hearings as well as
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the process ongoing as well. >> thank you very much thank you. >> any other general public comment at this time? hearing none, item 5 communications >> so you have before you communications any questions or comments commission any public comment on concessions hearing none, next item, please. >> item 6 other commission business. >> commissioners? hearing none, item 7 report of general manager >> good afternoon, commissioners like to first give an update on the drought. >> good afternoon steve just a
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minute general manager for water can i have the slides the update on those the drought and the actions for the exclamation for us first, the storage level is looking good the water bank is 4 hundred plus bank a fair amount of water in the system the rest of the slides will retail use this if you look at another reservoirs around the state they're looking at for drought and cumulative permission is up states gums and the snow make not as average we've done better on precipitation but better in the last few years your forecast water available for the city continues to climb
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again nine hundred and 22 thousand acres that is available for the city last year, we only have 50 and the year before that one hundred thousand that's the water that allows us to refill the water bank that's critical and on the hetch hetchy again those funds were above average and - same on the local front a lot of precipitation particularly in march well above normal for the local reservoirs are doing quite well on total deliveries available we're doing a great job of conserving that is based on temperature and i want to talk about the state regulatory action that acted last wednesday and in the
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regulations through january 2017 directed this executive order that we need to be prepared for next year being a bad year we've not completely out of the woods and the prohibition this is a temporary prohibition and make these permanent use of water 3 is no irrigations run off and no outside hoses and water in restaurant served on request they came up with the unique approach to how to look at whether or not those had enough water for the agencies we have plenty of water shouldn't have to have the regulation an conservatism for the consuming of precipitation and 2016-2017 in the 2013-2014 basically enough water to get to the next 3 years the state will not need
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a regulatory act but if you don't have enough whether or not that shortfall how you set our commercialism level of course, this presumes your zero water at the end of the 3 years our official way of looking at if it there's enough water so if we took that action we basically have that analysis not a shortfall for the state board look at but you know our storage is not done totally one bank will for the completely fill up and don't know about next year to the analysis is not a good thing may not be over like a ohio at that time but - we propose to move before where the state had the regulations in
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system wide voluntary reductions of temple percent and reduce the retail customer use from thirty to 10 percent, with the excise tax and the interruptables for everyone and reduce the irrigation from mandatory 25 percent to voluntary charge and modify the statewide restrictions we have already in place that's a prudent case going forward and at the next week meeting we'll formalize those recommendations into our drought program going forward to this year certainly it is off a little bit but we still need to conserve but looking at the next slide that like that cross the middle is 200 and 2 gallons blow
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the 2013 that is achieving the water use reduction in the 2013 it is below that we're talking about easing off on commercialism but a demand we know that get that right and carry it forward so people don't go froifk and take effect we'll not see a big rebound it is a prudent measure to stay another that point i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> questions. >> thank you public comment? please good afternoon, commissioners nicole ceo i just wanted to get up and speak on the item in
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support of recommended staff approach of the continuation for the 10 percent reduction i too agree with mr. richie that that is a prudent approach given where we're at it will not fill maybe we're in a long dry period that's the approach that we talked about i think that is consistent with sending the message to the member agencies thank you >> thank you. >> any other public comment on this item? >> next general manager item please. >> barbara hale. >> good afternoon, commissioners barbara hale general manager for power i have 3 general deputies and second a little bit of a highlight on a grant we're precipitating in and finally charles will talk about
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the community plan on general update we're continuing to serve 4 three hundred customers with new locations our opt out ate is one percent now but still very low i mentioned at the last session we're incorporating hetch hetchy into the portfolio with our sf cleanpowersf customers that represents 28 percent of the customers coming if hetch hetchy and we're continuing to sign up customers for the august deadline in order to receive service from us in november we have three hundred and 70 folks with raised their hands wanting to be part of program and 70 percent are signing up for supergreen with respect to the grant opportunity i
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mentioned we're praent with the department of the environment and a grant that allows us if we prevail to provide some interesting programming for the cleanpowersf customer base with a u.s. department of transportation smallest city grant application the city named one of 7 finalist for the smart program that makes us eligible up to 70 o $40 million if we're successful we will be manufactured with department of the environment and the transportation sfmta and as well as ourselves the paul allen bulk piece is a parallel offering where the paul allen foundation is putting up an additional $10 million that
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portion is intended to focus on zero emission vehicles and vehicle electrification with the goal of decashtion we're well positions to particle in this the 234i679 that will be including that are being included in the grant proposal that involves of puck r puc are the tariff for the cleanpowersf program and something i mentioned in prior reports we're preparing for your consideration, we're also participating in the evaluation of opposition to help to facility plug in electric vehicles and propose a pilot that includes financial incentives and financial mechanisms for bill financing for example, for electric vehicle infrastructure for the customers we're also collaborating with through this grant with
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proposing to collaborative with lawrence national lab and pg&e and berkley that will help us with the electrical vehicle infrastructure and the senate it way and opportunities through this grant to work with the private sector and partner an electric vehicles charging for multi unit dwellings and one hundred percent with the bulk as part of housing market to help with the infrastructure and we're proposing to develop a modesty fleet plug-in vehicles policy that increases the pucs electric sales in san francisco so if we prevail in this grant application we do the proportion of the fund proposed to the puc to fund staff working on those related program
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areas to try to booster that area with the cleanpowersf offerings so if no questions for me i'll turn to charles. >> yeah. >> on that 28 percent of power from hetch hetchy. >> yes. >> what's the plan moving forward that we get a local build out to replace that power or you know we're able to sell it on the retail market. >> the plan typed it has been that if we have hetch hetchy power available and a need in the cleanpowersf portfolio we've purchase it a win-win for the hetch hetchy and our cleanpowersf side because of our opt out rate is so much lower than favored we need to have more power than we planned for it is helpful to have hetch hetchy that's why we're relying on it right now the plan going forward will be
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to replace that power with third party sources either because we're doing local bill or procuring more from the third party private sector bidders that participated in our rfp okay. >> advance calendar update was some comments on the project i've been interested in certainly tying the go solar into cleanpowersf and kind of laid out what you're doing take a while for all the hoops give me a thumb nail of the process. >> so we're looking for integration is how to modify the incentives that are embedded in the go solar program
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to extend them to the cleanpowersf customers and to provide more of an incentive to participate in cleanpowersf through the go solar program so what - we have a meeting i'm not or the date but a data soon that will be to discuss the proposal with the broader stakeholder community they've been participating in the go solar completion implementations and a lot of interest from that community and seeing how we can integrate and hopefully sort of leverage the market opportunity i expect there will be a lot of ideas expressed how we can take the cleanpowersf communications plan and integrate go solar into it to help booster the sales of
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one time to capture a lot of folks that are interested in clean power and using solar at the overall billing experience with the interslar it is cheaper. >> i'll be looking for i can't really see any reason why there wouldn't be a direct tie if you're go solar customer that should involved a good part of cca so any deviation i'll be looking for discussion. >> we're definitely excluding that in the dialogue the idea that participation and go solar is depending upon cleanpowersf
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and we'll see what sort of reactions from the community of interest. >> and there is a situation where some people don't have that available to them yet i think the solution is simple you know they will agree they would be part of cca what and if it is available to them. >> we're using the term enrollment i report to you every week with the folks that signed up to participate they've not our customers yet but the level of requirement we were describing i think that is consistent with what you've asked us to discuss with them. >> okay. thank you. >> other comments any public comment on this item? >> if i may bring up charles to report on the cleanpowersf communications component. >> absolutely mr. sheen
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welcome. >> good afternoon, commissioners charles acting decorate for the puc identify got a few new items to update you on and give you a general picture how we're doing with the outreach and approval of the draft minutes towards the august enrollment since the earth day weeks ago we've have successes of signing you up but we found in the earth day weekend working with the 350 volunteers from the earth day fair on that weekend we pulled in 67 sign ups on monday alone and at the other fairs we did about 10 over the earth day week timeframe and averaged 90 sgrr folks so going forward we'll
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have 350 sf volunteers on june 12th, july 10th august 21st and september we are glad do have the community partners that increase the presence at the fairs and events this summer right now, we're using the mayors arithmetic day with the out takes and video a social media on facebook not paid and paid and targeting various members on the social community and people that be on sf water power and sewer page asking to sign up for sgrr we talked about the numbers and seeing new sign-ups in the part of this as well as we prepare for august
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hiring more entry-level assistants and going to the process we'll be staffed appropriately when we enroll the customers 2, 3, 4 august we're talking about thousands and thousands of acted that is different from the last enrollment and much less many more customers merry megawatt as compared to commercial and then the big move identify talked about it we're working with the department of the environment using they are team to do some door to door neighborhood cabling and campusing and door to door in august targeting residential customers specifically asking him to update or sign up early sgrr for our residential
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customers for this fall enforcement period. >> those are the major updates so if any questions. >> curious about sierra club because they were telegraph hill involved have you been helping with sign ups. >> they've helped there have staff - we want to do the joint marital to reengage on the dialogue we need to reengage with them. >> it would be good they were trying to take advantage of that opportunity. >> sure any other questions or comments thank you very much. >> very exciting public comment? hello mr. freed >> hi jason fried, executive officer i hadn't intended to
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speak but i agree the best approach how to do that is we're not - there are anyone that gets go solar fund should be agreeing to be in the next phase or how far in advance automatically they'll be part of this and not opt out of the program that's the smart approach and good use within the puc money once we get a larger program go solar will be one of the first go solar fund that will be clearly dedicated towards the customers i want to encourage but want to make sure you're not forgetting about the po u customers to get go solar and should - as long as we're not fothd about the po u customers and i know that speaking away from any day job
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as the person of the customers i am trying to figure out how to get our building go solar so hopefully keeping that available for everybody within the sfpuc at some level. >> thank you other comments on cleanpowersf; correct? >> yeah. >> hello, my name is silvia johnson. i've been over sacramento and noticed that they have a sign saying stop the waterfall clean-air act f and i thought that was particular and already took over as that legislation i said to myself what is this
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really around fclean power in sn francisco i told them that the first i was going to go to school and go to mathematics and interested in the stanford university they've got one start the whole new process to cure cancer and already got it done and i think we need more of this solar system for clean power for our same in all of your news we have had in the martin course and, of course, this is one of the plans that can stretch in a
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manners of building and contractors which we've already trying to do with that. >> thank you for your comments. >> any further public comments on cleanpowersf? next general manager item please. my last item is hetch hetchy power and even though quarterly report kathy govern kathy how are you assistant for infrastructure i wanted to point out this quarter for the quarter ending march 2016 we have four projects that are over budget 20 two i discussed last quarter but two additional ones one is san joaquin with the higher cost of actual construction and also
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have a small rim fire project that is for eleanor watertank to install a bladder liner inside the tank to extend the future life and projects that are behind schedule 6 in total but the ones not recorded last time are specifically mountain tunnel and inspection and repairs we had originally came up with an aggressive schedule for the second shut down instead of repairs and had them schedule for january 2018 we have pushed that out to october 2018 but extended the shut down period if 60 to one hundred days and also had the
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margaret facility for rim fire and done some emergency repairs and so additional inspection was done this project may end upcoming off the list those emergency repairs are sufficient and may not be replacing part of that line we also have oath smaller project related to pursuing a boundary correction this is delayed awhile staff negotiated with u.s. forest serve and national park service and the last one is back to eleanor watertank this was added to the bladder inc. any questions >> we thought that the our facilities were with the puc
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right-of-way but it turns out that part of that alignment was within u.s. forest service property other questions or comments. >> public comment on the water and power cpi quarterly report hearing none, next item, please. >> i think that's the ended of general manager report. >> thank you, supervisors. >> item 8 bosca report. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. >> ceo first, i wanted to express my appreciation for you providing me this opportunity it is a trurnls effort in the communication so i also value my time and your time i want to
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speak on one par thing the act plan that comes up comes to you in june in 2008, many commission and some of you were on this body at that point adapted it when this environmental document was adopted several water decisions were were deferred those issues are coming back to you we've heard about that a little bit and start discussing them bosca along with other agencies we've discussed those with the staff and talking about issues and talking about the documents moving forward to being actively involved in the maps and the results in the actions definitely should results in the action but in particular thinking ahead of you receiving this i want to call things turk
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as first bosca and the member agencies expect 9 puc to go make the goals and your contract all councilmember curls k349s one of the investments to make sure those goals are part of the water map and we believe this is necessary and that's best for our planning we support so and so actions and second as part of your page at the next meeting you'll get 3 letters actually, one from the palo alto and santa clara and each of them asking for specific things as part of the process east palo alto is requesting water in a unique situation in which their growth is now being essentially halted due to the lack of supply and
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san jose and others for permits into the future. in each of these cased bosca supports this request and important for you to you understand the staff understand this we're aware of it and looking forward to hearing this commission feedback and your staff begins the discussion and looking forward to be actively involved in the solution and really just i anticipate this will it takes time but look forward to the process that concludes my comments >> thank you for being here in the meetings and your participation moving forward and a lot of work to get this right so thank you for being here. >> thank you, very much.
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>> any public comment on the bosca report. >> hearing none, oh, hello, my name is silvia johnson. and as far as traveling around with the investigations you know doing our best written on this this instance i'll be learning more about this situation and learned the masters and might be a little bit of change in building the construction areas really interested. >> thank you. any other public comments on the bosca
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report next item, please. >> item 9 a flooding workshop for the resiliency study for the policy options and the second of seizure and discusses regarding the san francisco rules committee a long time plans to reduce flood risk. >> good afternoon and congratulations. >> thank you good afternoon stephanie project manager i'll talk about the focus on providing different levels of flood protection like the costs concerned with the flood protection and the benefits that we, achieve by studying those dollars i want to say we have to consider this in the critical
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priorities with the sfpuc faces identify heard general manager kelly is that anyone issue we can agree we deserve more attention and investment but we - so if you think of flood protection as a level not - in doing so the sfpuc faces a switchboard of letters and making other adjustments if we'll notch this up we can't look anyone isolation but look at the policy options and then put them in the complexities of capital planning and start the discussion on flood policy if i could get the slides up. >> briefly we'll talked about
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give you a little bit of background on the review i'll go through it quickly and talk about the combined and the resilient study the process and the finding and then we'll talk about next steps so in the background perspective i'm going to briefly touch on terminology i'll be using when we talk about stormwater we're talking about run ogenerated by rule of law we're talking about residential and mostly industrial watermelon that is carried away from homes and businesses when it is not raining the main 2rib89d when it is not raining other than historic creeks when we talk about combined water that is a combination of
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instrument and sanitary sewage our pipes with sized much learn in a combined system because of the wet water and rain flow capacity so the flow in san francisco pipes in heavy rainfall is mostly stormwater but in a 5 year storm the made up of our collection system is 99 percent san francisco entertainment commission and about one percent sanitary flow during the peak rule of law during a 5 year storm event we're talking about flooding in san francisco it is stormwater that can't get into the system and on the surface but low lying areas in the city that combined water can came out and that combined water which as i mentioned earlier the peak of the storm is 99 percent san
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francisco entertainment commission also mixes with stormwater we talk about flooding i wanted to give you a sense of what the water looks like so how flooding occurs you saw this other than the storm size the in addition, trap graph has an effect on stormwater this is a map prior to develop san francisco is naturally hilly and typography it is the waterways are concentrated from this map the rights ribbon colors the preliminary colors show flooding that is simulated by the model in the large storm events it exceeds the capacity of the
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storm system the blue and pastel in the background the historic waterways but the rainbow colors their imposed what you see the green category of flooding 6 inches or less contained we care more about the resolution and oranges and all within the historic waterways so we'll look at this example water shed system to talk about how to typography creates challenges the bulk of mission creek with a large drainage area in blue goes from the panhandle to cesar chavez and outlined in blue is down stream all the water - the area on the map impacts how the
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waters moves through 17th street and fulsome when we look at the profile this is the map on the top of this slide shows you the route on a map that a drop of water might take if it fails from a cloud and the profile is the corresponding elevation of the ground shows gray their nylon u underground, as you can see the top grateful is escape to the west and flattens out and that rapid slow down causes the - in the typography that shows so much water that end up and unfortunately, there recent places in the city that are flooding in the low line give you a little bit of background on the combined system the collection system was built over time in the 1840s
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that's a really a long time ago to prior to the 1950s they went to the bay since the 1950s we have treatment and major infrastructure we have a regulatory pharynx that guess how we regulate our system at one point upstream and the water shed was individual water sheds were evaluated at the end of the day on the shoreline were built because of the construction impacts were unacceptable for the neighbors in the water sheds where people lived so we ended up with a shoreline transport box system in process today this is the treatment plant in red and then today, we have one hundred and 80 thousand individual accounts and a very complex network of pipes as you
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can see the green shows the ever pipe in the city and a lot of them so how are the pipes built over time the first century in the 1840s to 1941 pipe sizings guidelines were evolving and increased over time so there was always an attempt to go to the 5 year storm that looked different over time and in 1941 the city engineers were fined to the 5 storm curb part of the system and separation for the bitten investments with the treatment plant construction and the transport storage box that happened in the 1950s but the resulting curve which is shown by the gold line on the graph the curve that the city relevant today by 1952 and the subsection
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regulations required that pipes be sized to handle a 5 year storm for new developments and that's remained in the updates the regulation and then as power planning for ssip in 2010 the commission looked at a comparison of capital costs and endorsed the 4 year 3 hour zone it is for the duration of the stormwaters and in 2016 recently in march when the baseline was presented in the level of services was confirmed so specifically a level of goals the commission for the ssip endorsed and the flooding this is the goal in green and gray for the infrastructure and the level of service we're striving
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for the construction for a 5 year storm duration with 6 inches of rain with a correspondence of 5 years how does this relate to other cities nationally on this slide new york city and chicago and philadelphia and seattle and kansas city missouri they use the 5 year storm criteria for a combined system in sacramento there is a small portion of the city had has a combined system right now they're working torts the intern of minute missing flooding in the 5 year storm of a major capital project a final goal and a 10 year storm where typography is different from san francisco ball shaped with a flat bottom that has a greater risk of
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flooding with 24 shape but san francisco is hike a mountain and flooding is in the historic waterways. >> whether or not new developments can impact i have two slides you'll talk about the commissioned or contributions so storming run off from large areas is the culprit when it comes down to flooding we have the management ordinance in place for this requires the onsite management that resulted in 200 plus project so we're making process in the half decade the city is looking at incentivizing management when it comes to sanitary flows small contribute to the collection system especially during the large storms that
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causes flooding so the graph unfortunately is not showing up on the handouts you'll see there is a shaded below background that shows the population over the last thirty years on the rise continuing for thirty years what you also see in blue a water consumption and the dry water sewage flows and that is the wastewater in the system on non-rainy days we find that the city's growing population water and the flows have decreased instead of 7 to 8 percent in decades this is due to drought cutbacks resulting habitant formed and longtime conservation measures into the building
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fixtures and things like that so what is san francisco plan for flood miniaturization promotions first, we have beamed that san francisco entertainment commission management and flooding is one of many critical priorities sfaid the ssip is includes projects capital projects for flooding and r&r is presenting opportunity to sort of in an incremental way to replace the angling pipes in the city at resilience study to to the policy conversation we are starting today that will in the future drive our capital projects so, now i'll spend a lot of time talking about the flood resilience study so first talk about the finding
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flood resilient is a capacity and limit the impacts and recover quickly from flooding we have a two prong approach today, we'll focus on infrastructure and the risk based framework to assess and identify the capitalized investments in order to review the current level of service important to remind the problematic side we're looking at problematic measures to build did citywide resilience to provide safety net for the vulnerable areas and getting flood insurance people can have on their property for larger storm events the partnership between public speaker and residents and other city departments is for safety
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net we'll talk about infrastructure and infrastructure policy so the residents approach in short the first two steps to conduct the analysis and fwraf our cost benefit curves that was the scope of study the next step we're kicking off today to consider the policy changes to confirm our current level of service or make a deliberate decision to have a level of flood instruction with the costs and benefits associated with that decision and once the decision is made then we need to implement specific projects as part of capital work so the first step was to define what policy options will be evaluated should this shows the top set of number is the numbers as part of study from the 5 year storm to the one hundred storm and people
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talk about how much rainfall has preceded with the annual probabilities from each the storms and performed a sensitive analysis but a report on line and provide that. >> so the basic process consisted of a series of model in 2, 3, 4 diagram the gray silo shapes with the modeling platforms platforms we us the h and h hydraulic model for a particular storm in a particular collection infrastructure in place what is the flooding that results on the surface we will run any storm and take today is infrastructure in place or one of our projects in place and see what the flooding is on the surface that goes to the gi s is
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the virginia lit an example a set of muni tracks with 3 inches inches of standing water an example of a acid impacted by flooding and properties goes into the economic model that tells you the socialal impacts using san francisco specific thresholds and assumption this example of the mta track we met with mta to determine from their proclamation staff to constituted u shut down a line if there is 2 inches of water from the track has 3 inches of water the track will be shut down and look at the sovereignty or society impact whether the value of sometimes time sitting on the track or can't get to
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work for productivity, etc. >> so in the in the interest of time skill the more detailed slide and jump to the economic impact it is comprised of 13 issue areas when i mentioned the muni tracks i got to transportation in traffic and got to potential business effects but a whole host of other economic impacts the four that the right hand column shows you the economic impact shows the significance from high to low and the four that are marked as high account for 90 percent of the total monetary dollars noticing percent of dollars are for the city's high impact categories
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the relative impacts here is not an dictation of the importance for example, public health department shows the low impact that means that we talked and met with public health department to identify the process to determine what the economic impacts results from flooding and one is dampness and mold and we talked about who is imposed and the rate of contribution and the economic impacts from the resulting hospitalized and the reason it is marked as although the total cost impact relative to the others categories the low directing amount when you add in looking at total overall impacts not matt haney that public is
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not impacted issue areas. >> that's from an economic perspective not whether people can indeed. >> sorry. >> it is only from an economic from a hospitalized not the people that get sick. >> it take into account all those the people that are impacted by the floodwater with the asthma and others rate of getting a waterborne disease. >> x extrapolating all the factors. >> can we go back. >> they're based on the fema
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and other federal agencies we again make anything up there is precedent for everything that was done in the study and where possible we customized the economic 3408dz with local data like the example of the mta tracks i gave you that 2 inches of water on the tracks is a threshold we use that threshold so we use 11 city agencies and conducted a field survey we didn't have certain gi s from the databases they don't track driveway down slope or is the front door higher-up than the sidewalk we did a survey of 5 hundred parcels within the one hundred year flood area to find a probability that the buildings will have a barrier to flooding or entry to 2010 and find those
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in the economic models so let's go look at the flood location policy options they're what it takes to address flooding if a particular design storm from the 5 year storm to the one hundred storm and it eliminates any flood risk and each option as we go through this part of presentation you'll see a recommendation of what projects infrastructure we need to get to the level of protection as well as the cost benefit and the benefit ratio for different levels of protection as well as the ratepayer impacts so you'll hear the term project assess we talk about representatives infrastructure projects that in order to evaluate a policy option we need to understand the level of investment what to
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build we're calling project assess their representative and just one way to do it not optimize all the variables for all the storms that will be done with the policy is made and a group that we're moving into high-risk but may not only spend a lot of money in areas that are identifying with low risk in that particular design storm their high levels of the purpose of comparing options and have a seat and informing policy discussions so what does it mean to minimize flooding we have a high-risk this graph shows you across the bottom each of the policy from the 5 year to the one hundred storm the blue line the volume
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of floodwater a small percentage the rain that has fallen for example, in the 5 year storm that 25 million gallons of flowed water on the blue line this is 4 percent of volume generated by the storm we have a 96 percent of rain from that storm and 4 percent is flooding given the current infrastructure what the red shows underneath is if we were to implement projects that can manage the 5 year storm and eliminate high flood risk and potentially leave lower realistic water on the streets which is it between curves and parking lot not going into buildings and causing damage 4. 7 million gallons remaining as flood volume on the street there is diminishing returns as stayed we're trying to remove every
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drop of water from the street we say minimize we're talking about minimum alter flood risk and remaining especially. >> that's based on what size area. >> statewide we will look at a map in a couple of slides in the presentation that is will show you how it is distributed across the city. >> okay. so when we think about what is the level of investment this table shows you our for our different policy options what have the projects look like if we are trying to
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minimize flooding in a 5 year storm versus a 100 percent storm for example, in a 5 year storm we'll need to put in pipes or up size 61 million dollars of pipes but provide protection against one hundred it the one thousand miles a quarter of our streets torn up to replace an up size or install new pipes it basically gives us the option the last two items surface retention have opportunity to integrate infrastructure in thinking through specifics and the row at the bottom i put on the screen the capital costs associated with the option as you can see for meeting the
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current 5 year storm we're looking at $2 billion of capital funds in 2030 but if we wanted to provide protection against a 100 percent storm upward of $100 million i'll looked at a closer dive on costs i just shouted the range from $2 billion to $11 billion and the way it splits off we have some planned projects underway about 7. billion dollars worth of work we think about the $2 billion to meet our goal we have plans to do a 3rd of that work so the remaining 1. $3 million is new funding that is needed to get completely to our goal of a 5 year storm as you can see how that goes up the
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line up to one hundred year storm. >> this is based on as citywide. >> yeah. >> have you broken down into the other areas. >> this is eliminating high and very highest flood risk citywide it does include the areas where we have heard a lot from the repairs of people that live in those areas but there are other areas that are experiencing high flood risk that are included isn't cost is taking a step back and look at the transparent approach that tells us where the high-risk in the city and addressing those particular areas altogether. >> citywide. >> so of 7 point plus billion dollars that is including some of the projects opening we're planning to do and then the new
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funding line would have the new funds needed for some of the other areas we don't have ongoing projects. >> so another way to look at cost is through our life cycle and this is what we use for our cost benefit analyze it includes not only the cost but the opm this is in $2,016 what you see is that the life cycle is a combination of goals with the capital costs in that value as well as the opm and present costs those numbers 2. $3 billion to $15 billion for
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the rank of flood protection is what you'll see across all the policy options moving forward so i'll take that same 2. to $15 million and put them on a graph this is the life cycle and combrafd against on the bottom ac excess so this tells you that it is shows for the volume of the gallons of flooding we take off the street what the different projects that tells you that the costs associated and a linear curb there is a unit cost for removing the water off the streets i'll take the same numbers to a lot of almost $16 billion on a simple graph this has all the flood policy options from 5 year
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storm to one hundred year storm and explain the benefit costs this is the cost does the life cycle but the costs it takes to maintain the infrastructure that would provide this level of protection in a certain design storm those are unconstrained in the infrastructure we spent more money so the next slide shows the benefit side alone what you see in the benefit graph on the left hand this is the baseline for today is infrastructure in place if we do nothing no flood projects today is system in place and we run one hundred year timespan this one hundred year timespan is the storm for all sizes one one hundred and 25 year and modeling based but a
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hypothetical 100 percent timespan that follows storms of all sizes and what that baseline economic impacts of flooding on the for left the total impact today no new infrastructure we'll see 4. $7 billion of economic impacts over that one hundred year time period now for each of the different pop flood options in the 5 year versus the one hundred year it is associated with the projects to provide that level of protection so for the 5 year storm with the 5 year project set in place what you see in red the $1.0 billion is the impact in the same 100 percent year timespan put the 5 year plans
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into the model and run the same 100 percent rainfall pattern and one billion dollars remaining out of that 4. 7 with that tells us the difference between the green line is the impacts we avoided by building those projects that's the benefit is that instead of experiencing 4. $7 billion that impacts over 10 years we means we're avoided 3. $7 billion in impacts that's the benefits the green is the avoided or the benefit of the projects as you can see by build outably our 56 year project set we get 80 percent of that back and we build bigger and bigger projects we get closer and closer to eliminating the impacts that we expect to see if we did nothing
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so this graph puts them on the same side by side this is the benefit cost ratio a simple calculation in goad and basically benefits divided by costs green by blue and you can see that in a 5 year storm the benefit cost ratio is 1.6 and one point one and large storms it dropped below the thresholds that is sort of like economically justifiable expenditure you'll want an equal return in terms of what you're spending on a project so when you get into the large storm as you can see the benefit cost ratio drops blow one so the liv
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let's talk about the 5 year storm and 10 year storm the 5 year is the current standard our current goal we've already recognized we need to spend 2. $3 billion to get to that place if we make a deliberate decision for the 10 year storm we have to recognize we're acknowledging we need an additional $1.4 billion the difference between the costs of the 5 and one there storm the benefits the difference in the benefits is 4. plus billion dollars to get a 4. billion dollars return in the scenario the dollars is benevolence one percent of the land in san francisco that floods whether we
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choose to protect against a 5 year or a 10 year storm as an increased level of flood protection most of dollars will be benefiting the land area that floods san francisco less than 1 percent i'll take a look at the land area that shows you the area that is effected by flooding at any land area you see a combination of low risk and high-risk and it is included in the structures that are flooding the footprint of the land use i'll show you a series of green dots those green dots are the area that floods in model simulations in a 5 year storm their scaled to the map the dot is scale to the neighborhood and the scale to the map if you take for example,
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this mission dot right here remember we said that mission is a big area of the city and we broke down so a smaller area this green dot represents the total area scaled to the map that floods in the 5 year storm with today is infrastructure in place now if we were to implement our 5 year project set say we fast forward and continue into the future with the projects we've implemented the next click you'll see the yellow documents nestled inside the green they if show up on this particular map the low risk flooding we're leaving on the street we're eliminating the high reflex most of green goes away with little dots in the middle that is the area that is still flooded by
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definition that the low risk flooding one of the - example that is kind of covered by the scrolling text here cayuga is the general not the - where cayuga is the larger cayuga shows the yellow that is remaining after we implement and in large part from one parking lot a large land area with shallow water that flows from one street to another street no buildings 19 are impacted the safeway parking lot a large area of low risk flooding that makes the areas bigger in the cayuga dot and a dot what we're calling a bit of cayuga the cayuga corridor about a mile-long
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catch-22 you go street from 280 about a mile and what you can see on your handout but not showing up here text that is scrolling on the screen that there is essentially no flooding no projects that are geared towards that neighborhood the last thing i'll put on the slide now is a dark green ring on the outside of the light green ring so it is this is the - the additional area that floods in a 10 year storm getting back to how much of an impact are we going to are an area of flood protection 5 year versus the 10 year storm this will not show up i have a blow up that shows one part of the city the dark green has the most impact that the 10 year storm
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has the most incremental flood area with the 5 year storm even here the dark green is still not much burn the light green so again, the light green floods in a 5 years and the other green in a 10 year storm if we choose to address a 10 year storm we'll spend more money but the area we'll impact is an incremental amount of the city in the same neighborhoods just a little bit more land area that will be residing benefits to. >> so there's it varies with flood a natural communicates of typography; correct? >> they're all low areas in the typography but you see that - if you think about the fang
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the green the first green circle i showed you what happens today and the yellow sarmg what happens when we put in improvements that we can make to minimize flooding and identified those by adding to the collection system by capacity or pipe capacity we can further reduce the areas that are flooding but all allow lying areas and yeah - >> but that typography existed before san francisco existed. >> in many cases like land settlement that is something that didn't exist before but if you build on waterways grounds you might end up with settlements is that a result of settlement. >> thank you. >> okay. so let's talk about
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rates. >> this graph shows. >> rates are subjected to change this is independent of the options we're talking about today, the current value is $51 a month based on a minimal water consumption in today on the far left side of the graph the next 20 years with the oh, my god we're looking at the bill over 20 thousand and this is not a new graph rate in the past what is new is the lines on top that shows how rates can additionally be impacted by the policy options we're talking about today so these incremental lines
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shows what happens with the rates over the next 20 years with the 5 year storm inhibition if we try to implement the whole 5 year goal to get to our 5 year to the 100 percent storms so we'll take one snapshot that look at the year three 6 and what you see that the $51 a month the current sale and add on the projected rates to get a state of good repairs with the ssip treatments and ssip collects and omgsz and for each the policy options as you can see the additional incremental rate increases relative to the other policy options that would be required on top of what is
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planned how we're planning to increase the rates this is one representation of how rates increase there is an absorption but more to be done to make sure we implement in a sustainable way can i ask a question. >> you said earlier that one $.3 billion additional will be needed in 5 years it translates to 15 on the left. >> that's additional. >> additional. >> so the president 7 is accounted for in the middle bar; right? >> this next slide puts everything together with the benefits and costs and rate impacts for the policy options you'll see that altogether. >> next steps the public has a
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continue to have opportunities for input so we've this shows what we've been done to date on may 24th and the workshop on the top in the center at the second half of the year continuing the outreach with the new policy information we have generated through the study and then in early 2017 kept expect to come back to the po board with a specific recommendation so today we've hoped to provide you an introduction not policy options there's more work to do into sb in addition analysis towards having a specific recommendation we'll be present in the months to come that will include development of prioritization of projects with the flood risk that is to the question which neighborhoods
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we're looking at now and next on the list and implementing and phasing approach that takes into account the other priorities that the cca is facing and how it integrate and the future we maintain the affordability and to the extend possible try to capture of sin i didn't see with other xoold programs like r&r in interdepartmental opportunities to make the project more cost effective so that's what we're looking at in the next half of this this year. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i have a couple of questions here. >> so we know that the climate is changing does this - and it seems to me incommissioner fetu
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see the sea level rise the waterways should rise has that been incorporated into some of the data. >> looking at sea level rise is definitely part of the analysis we did for this study but mostly with respect to the way this discharges can go into the bay and the ocean so there's a higher receiving water level then the water has a harder time and can back up the system more when it comes to indication sea level rise there is the mayor has convened a corresponded sea level rise correspondent committee and puc lead the effort for the rise indication that is used citywide for the
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capital purposes we're well aware of the indication zone for the sea level rise scenario that was not considered in - the purpose of this study was to look at one - the purpose of study to look at what we need to do to the collection system to booster our resilience against flooding not seawalls on a corroborative basis and necessarily come back to 100 percent for the financing of those types of infrastructure we were focused on the collection and our puc assets to understand how and when we spend money on the collection system but for implementation it is a type of type of infrastructure like seawalls and things like that that if you're talking about over topping.
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>> i wasn't talking about that. >> one is that sea level rise it definitely impacts the way we discharge we can - and address that to a 5 year standard or whatever standard i think the other is the intense rain for the shorter duration in a 5 year storm may come more frequently that is something that really none can model you know how frequent those storms will come over a long time. >> with respect to the changing of patterns how those changes will look into the future so we don't have like a basis on which
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to do a sensitivity analysis for rainfall there is no agreement in the community about how those changes will happen and the duration of rainfall be impacted we are through as the puc is partnering with berkley national lab to spend more time and energy on that piece of science to quantify and bridge into that kind of an analysis. >> i would say no matter what the science you know after cooperating with the science shows or demonstrates that the quality of san francisco will not change so the circles we've showed you are the circles that will be impacted with the new 5 year storm or 10 year storm and the cost of the infrastructure you know pretty much be the same for that. >> the 5 year storm maybe a 4-year storm.
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>> right. >> which is so - yes on the storm piece the second part of storm question i think there is something in this i think dictation question binundation e hiring there will be more cop coming from the top i'd like to better understand we wade through this policy decisions if there is information we can factor in and be on the storm i understand not a consensus but work that has been done and frequency as well as the question of sea level rise which are projected 3 to 6 feet in the
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next year's by the end of the century that focuses the underground system in san francisco and if this might inform our decision or not one last question i was struck by this comment you said that you know the large impartialerm easier- if there is some strategy in green or whatever it is i know we're talking about fees and whatnot is there something we can do infrastructure wise to really be smart about the big impermeable surfaces and responsible for so much of the flooding. >> stephanie was referring to if we were to spend money for 5
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year storm you know projects what areas would still have flooding on them and she talked about parking lots will have standing water that is low risk not condos with you know you have been impacted this is what being at risk you're talking about. >> i think we completely agree with you trying to minimize the amount of impermeable surfaces with with respect in a process we can influence have an influence so our stormwater management ordinance trying tries to do that looks at managing the onsite and you know
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that kind of gateway that a project has to go through before approval we are trying to make an impact on that has made a big impact citywide. >> and the other thing we've tubed when we come to you with our new rates structure we are definitely considering san francisco entertainment commission fee that leads to the square of our area at risk material. >> uh-huh. >> i think that is great and we'll talk about that piece of work but says here san francisco entertainment commission run off from i am partially areas when it comes to flooding as we continue to understand what those are i mean there is an opportunity to reduce the size of the i am partially site.
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>> i think it depends on the intensity of the rain if you have a green infrastructure is won't help but green infrastructure you have time the soil can absorb the water if it quickly becomes saturated this is why it is important to model this we can spend money for the green structure but a lot of the short duration and you know the amount of rain it will have an impact that's why we want to look at the dollars. >> we talk about the
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impermeable surfaces we have to of the mechanism we can influence and so we have the short-term management and the renovation but the portable the grants program we do m if someone wants to drain the water oilth we have grant programs for that we can we're making impacts but which we cannot control the land itself we have to get creative how we can influence property owners to do that on their property. >> that's right it's not just about that but the impermeable surfaces and minimize this. >> questions or comments commissioner vice president moran. >> the investment in the
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various sets are prioritized by value the projects the capital investments are designed to remove high flood risk in a neighborhood experiencing high flood risk a project put in place to provide storage or provide something that's risk is determined by dollars. >> that risk is kind of like anorexic scorisk score. >> to understand the benefits so let's see - >> let me give you an example where it question was leading one of the areas we keep on talking about is 17th street and
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fulsome that is pretty much industrial i don't know how it stacks in terms of dollar values of flood cost and i'm curious as to whether that area gets attention in terms of the investment and infrastructure improvements or whether the economic value is low enough maybe it didn't get that full. >> so we didn't prioritize each area and rate them we felt this the reason is that we should make a citywide policy than that for the areas that don't need it prioritize the city to come to that standard that was our thinking. >> but i will is that 17th street and fulsome area showed up as a high-risk area because
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it is changing rapidly and there are residential and commercial enterprises there and their subject to a lot of structure densely populated area so a lot of structural risk to property damage and things like that that play into it being a high flood risk designation. >> the approach is very rational and just make sense but the couple of areas were there are noteworthy and local impacts there is considerable community interest already organizing and expressed we need to know added what level of investment how
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those folks do in terms of flood risks so i think the citywide approach is right but we also need to be able to tell some specific places like what this will do for them. >> that also lead me to an observation we talked about no matter how much money there will be flooding and things we may want to do to help safety net i assume those things cost money i don't know those costs are incorporated into the costs benefits or not. >> we're trying to establish a
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fair standard for the city that everyone sort of gets an equal level of a ratepayer an equal level of protection but a long list of additional measures we're talking about not capital in nature not cost a lot of money capital dollars wise they're problematic so thinking about you know changing the brad is one example we can superintendent carranza flood zones vulnerable to flooding and require that any new construction or major renovation has to incorporate flood prove construction techniques and over time the areas will be protected has we develop another example the flood insurance a lot of confusion about flood insurance if i called our flood insurance agent they'll tell you you're not eligible but worked with
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fumbled to clear up the sources of confusion and partnered with fema for a training for agent to help them understand that flood insurance is available for everyone like an earthquake you know you can pay a certain amount of construction dollars to booster our home but if you get a bigger one may want to have earthquake insurance you don't know what will come >> my point if we approach a policy with long term ongoing costs for survivalist north or medication those costs should be in the sidewaltuation.
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>> so if i'm understanding the two questions for clarification most of the flooding is caused by combined water; correct? >> not. >> no so generally, we think about flooding on the street in most areas of the street is it so stormwater it is stormwater run off by in certain areas that are low lying like mission 17th street and fulsome is an example we can have storms i don't know if you remember the profile of that neighborhood there is a bowl right there and water rises to the lowest point as the system gets more and more full and water can come out of the system the other thing i want to point out it causes flooding is the catch basins that is something that caused a lot of flooding
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that's why we're out asking the dpw to clear a lot of the capture baselines that didn't has nothing to do with with the capital capacity of the sewers but water can't get into the sewer system so which ties to the definition that that is san francisco entertainment commission but now we're talking about well, if it operationally is able to get into the system the system didn't have the capacity to hold it so what can get sweet spot system flows to the low lying areas but before there are certain areas or areas where water comes through the pipe and pressure through the system. >> on that note in terms of the bowl to understand this is like a trumpet like a horn it is an opening to get do in a storm
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no matter what is available not able to empty the drain quick enough; correct? >> the bowl on 17th street the graphic bowl. >> so there's a combination had the system is so full it starts of pressureries you can have water coming out of the system into the bowl and stormwater that can't get into the system so you'll end up flooding out the bowl from two systems the stormwater coming downed the hill off of twin peaks as far as what we can do to affiliate /* alleviate but to move water au from the area but, either move water away quickly or store a place for the water
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to go. >> and the thing i'd like to point out that a lot of the solutions although it is you know small pocket of area of the city but you will have to actually have pipe along to. >> a mile and a half. >> a mile and a half to relieve the pressure so the impact won't be just to the area but impact to that the solution in as well. >> and would echo commissioner morans with the people that live in those areas like you stand an intense problem where were you live right there and difficult situation but i think hearing more information on the medics
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of predicting i guess the insistent rainy struggle with el nino right here in the middle so will happen climatic change and sea level rise is a complication i'll glad you're work working with you. >> and berkley. >> that's a good thing thank you. >> commissioners? i would like to look at the model again which is slide 12 >> so as i understand the duration of our history on the different models the only difference the increase in the model; correct? >> i'm sorry which slide and 12. >> page 12 slide 12.
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>> oh, i'm sorry you're right. >> i guess that will be 24. >> 24. >> the slide. >> the cow part of that. >> 23. >> yeah. >> one before that. >> okay so any question is this objective obviously the 3 hour period my question is there, there any other issues 3 should be brought into the models. >> with respect to the rainfall. >> i'm trying to figure out how to express this when i was at 3u7 39 there are other
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factors that come into the model my questions are those the only factors or other things that should be in here. >> the hydraulic model is a representation of our physical system and it has any pipe or manhole or pump station is represented in the model and we - can use it to either rap indicate or propose a new project and what happens with the new project we apply a rainfall this chart is showing you different design storms that would be applied as an input to the model we have all the pipes built into the model and see how the water flows and can't get in
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that kind of analysis. >> well carrying that forward i would think that in this model there should be what kinds of of surface and yeah. yeah. >> in your models themselves. >> sorry. >> uh-huh. >> but not broke down in a certain way it is we have our existing conditions and then we can simulate a different scenario you might have more permeable - but the model has a recommendation open the ground and propose changes on the ground and see what changes that happens during a rain forest. >> okay. my feeling is that
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our system would handle thing differently depending on the surface. >> so the modeling we do account for assumptions about would like for example, impermeable areas of certain sub watersheds are accounted for we simulate in the future we look at assuming that the development happens at a certain pace and the stormwater patterns are followed by the vrpdz and in parking lots and buildings they have to manage their short-term onsite that projection is accounted for that in the modeling scenarios. >> thanks. >> anything else commissioners, thank you for your presentation and take public comment on this item. >> one card here.
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>> blaine bachelor. >> good afternoon good afternoon. >> i get 3 minutes; correct? >> correct. >> thank you for the opportunity to speak today you know me i live in the mission terrace and hundreds of folks that are effected by this sewer failure with the excrement in businesses like to show you a video from december 14th i'm sorry 2015. >> that's 7.4 inches of rainfall that's what it accident i applaud after all you that have been asking questions about the cost and solutions i feel
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like today is the first die many residents have been heard commissioner moran you mentioned this as difficult situation that is an absolute nightmare we bought our home in san francisco we want a place to raise our family sorry i'm - very emotional and it's been a nightmare 3 months before the flood happened twice and to think we've been trying to raise a single-family in a home we don't know from the rainfall is going to bring poop into our basement has been nothing short oath crisis so i applaud you for kg intelligent questions i'm the only person that made it to the meeting i want to underscore it effects hundreds of people across district we are aware the
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issues of the costs costs and no fancy graph to talk about the costs we have to deal with this every time is rains if that flooding will happen again 72 hours not flooding but sewer an infrastructure not a top graphal issue not unfixturesable but ignored at the cost of too many people we had a neighbor is close to divorce over this situation i appreciate you guys to look at solutions and again, i've gone off of script but i want to thank you for the work you've done and thank you for the studies but i want to emphasize that it is time to stop with the
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outstanding and start action i know that solutions are not for 3 years off this is way two along to continue this i'm available for comments you have my e-mails happy to provide any more information i can and thank you, again, for the time to speak today. >> thank you very much speaking we appreciate that. >> thank you. >> one question you've been here before i remember but where is your property. >> other corner of cayuga if i could get thirty more seconds the public health is a huge concern the city comes out with workers to clean up our stuff hazmat and to think miff any dr told me to get tested this is
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like hiv and other things but the mayor is coming out and we're still dealing was that this the end of our street as you can see that is the end of cayuga avenue on december 3rd, 2014. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> thank you, again time. >> any other any public comment on this item? >> hello, my name is silvia johnson. and i think we need entering challenge on this to work on this you know area to - i have already heard a lot of these areas that put in water diseases
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grow i want to make it more able to see this isn't move forward interchanging need to be moved and the public needs construction work to keep the area - i wanted to put a new construction building control to where they have beams when this slide goes and they can go up and that the surface can disappear if there's any problems in this area. >> and i think we need you think the cost of this probably
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wouldn't be as much i explained how i like this done in this construction flood area and it would probably go a little bit more in some areas and a little less others. >> thank you very much for your comments. >> any other public comment on this item? thank you and we look forward to continue this conversation and really getting more information science and data what our opposite with mostly next item, please. >> item 10 the consent calendar calendar, are considered to be routine and may be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the commission.
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there will be no separate discussion of these items a member of the commission, the public, or staff so requests removed from the consent calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing. 10 a approval of the authorization of the increase of agreement and b an increased in the contract costs contingency in the amount of $490,000 and increase to the existing contract duration contingency up it to two hundred plus calendar days and authorize modifications to the contract for a total contract amount of one hundred 90 plus and a duration up to 2 thousand 25 ken active calendar days in award of the contract amount off $6 million plus, to
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the lowest qualified responsibly and responsive bidder manipulative and authorize a memorandum of understanding with the rec and park department in connection with the construction on the lands owned or occupied by s f p r d e approve the execution of adapttion for the public utilities commission 2016 disclosure report. >> is there a request to remove any of the items. >> the rec and park item. >> what number is that or letter. >> c. >> c we will remove item 10 c from the consent calendar anything else can i get a motion to approve the rest of the
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consent calendar. >> so moved. >> second. >> item? consent calendar. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> that motion carries okay. let's goes to item 10 c. >> can i get a short report. >> 10 c. >> yeah. >> general manager is there somebody that can speak to 10 c. >> kathy howe. >> this project is the fattens of our peninsula pipeline we did phase one and phase two under the water system improvement program and this last pieced is most of it operationally is in san francisco it is to repair values and replace some pipeline this is out of old steel pipes.
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>> is this mou natural gases or egress. >> thank you kathy i move. >> a second any public comment on this item? >> hello, my name is silvia johnson. and he was talking about this pipeline in emergency basis pipeline and how - to approve it for the construction these are - i apologize for my
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inclines and emergencies for tariffs when the processes this line in pipeline that maybe connected to the bureau pipelines sometimes because they need entering changing in a different process and how my. >> thank you further >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? next item, please. >> that motion carries. >> item 11 discussion and possible action to adapt a san francisco public utilities commission strategic plan 2020.
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>> good afternoon good afternoon julia atm for external foyers i'm presenting the 2020 strategic plan for the requirement of our charter i presented an overview of the plan at the commission meeting in march poeblt and today, i'm walk you through through the plan again in your packet and talk about the alignment with our current agency and next steps as we shift into implementation. >> so i want to take a moment to look at the purpose of strategic plan in march general manager kelly was the driving force and felt we needed a high-level agency wide road map to prioritize our efforts across the agency not an operating plan
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but a high-level strategic plan and looking at looking at to go align our work with a watering that functions as an organization and an opportunity to you improve to look at best practices nationwide to share information across the departments and approving the efficiency nationally and the mayor this past year required all departments to provide a strategic apparently that works welling well, we embarked on the properties in this request and lastly we want to commend build on the sustainability plan the executive team began this essentially firmly our existing value so as you recall our mission statement to provide our
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customers with high quality and reliable water and services and in a manner that values the environmental interests and our future focus we are an initiative stewardship the volumes are unchanged, however, our core values the bedrock of what we stand for and supporting those are felt it is easy to remember and describe no leads or changes but an important place to start and leading us to closer to our vision with that, i'll jump into the goal areas. >> so this slide lays out the 6 goals we decided to focus on i'll spend a lot of time on the details on each one
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so the first goal around reliability and assess this goal maintaining the service level to our customers and perform our core communications as efficiently and a as possible and apply the asset practices consistent so we can manage the risk or failure and make the decisions in a cooperated and strategic fashion and obviously about make sure the sfpuc can provide for urban certainties as we think about major priorities we don't call out the capital improvement and the water system in the plan those infrastructure projects are under this goal as we upgrade our system the water enterprise is a way in addressing obviously one with the level of goals and obviously forbids the service
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our organization of excellence addresses how to institutionalize and approve the efficiency we want to consistently look at the best practices and areas that are prioritized are health and safety and customer service both core values for the technology to approve effectiveness much of the work is underway with the customers and a strategic plan the technology strategic plan and executive workshops we'll had to increase and approve and expand the health and safety protocols the next is the effective workforce for the sfpuc to have an engagement in a workforce we
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are facing challenges as a significant workforce nears retirement and those objectives focus on suhr the future employees require the skills and experience to continue to provide a high-level of service we want to create stronger pathways in the agency and develop a culture of high performance again, some of the work is underway the workforce division under the leadership of within person has a competent model for clarifications and with our human resources are looking at the employee orientation and working at the employee orientation with commissioner courtney we we'll come back at the end of july the next area is financial sustainability
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the utilities is capital intensify and require ongoing funding of not only operations and maintenance but significant capital investment this area is about backbone the organization and critical for making sure we have financial foundation for each the goals and be able to keep the mission for example, our ability to weather the drought and revenues without reopening the rate is in the financial planning that happened years ago and in the strategic plan that goal focuses on at loernlt financial plan with the costs if this fair and provided more comprehensive methods and the stewardship entrusted to our care- the replacement project is a major endeavor that effects the enterprises the business services that are also look to
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build on the work of asset management to refine the process we're really proud the sfpuc got a bond upgrade from the s&p that was raised to a did you believe a with millions of dollars it is critical as we embark on the multi billion dollars funding of ssip the upcoming rates to prepare for the new rate package is good. >> the next goal the stakeholder and community interest that speaks to the values of services we are seeking proactively for the communities to understand the needs and concerns and implement the changes and also striving to build a stronger relationship with the stakeholders so as we move forward with future rate changes
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allies to understand the needs for investment in this system through our work in the southeast around the improvement program and community facility with the roll from cleanpowersf and end with the neighborhood impacts we are exploring and testing new methods for the community and lastly this goal is improving the internal consumption as we grew up into the strategic plan other major initiated will be implementing new ways of engaging with our employees go such internal surveys and use of share point which is like salesforce and increased subcontractors between the staff this work will help to support our workforce and gave me us with our mission as well our last goal is viral stewardship the stewardship is
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one of the core values that addresses management and adapting to climate change and go pro-active in national resources for the operations through ssip we're investing in new temp for preservation and providing green infrastructure and while sanborn map is not specifically called out in the - will provide customers to be one hundred - all 3 enterprises will continue to address climatic change and last but not least as we move forward we'll be readvancing our sustainability at our last preservation presentation there were questions about the agencies
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priority and the matrix that is in all the packet on the table connects our top priorities across the combridz that enables the priorities that are strategic plans and parenthesisal plans that support our higher level goals we want to commend give a quick several examples to talk about the enterprises priorities and the overall strategic plan and thank commissioners that asked for the exercise we asked for all the enterprises and bureaus to make those connections with the work in the bureau connecting the agencies so the first example is around cleanpowersf the prelims of cleanpowersf is one of the agencies top priorities and a business plan for the implementation you've seen and approved cca as we build
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relationships with supplies and provided venues with on the clean power and make the stewardship goal for the 100 percent green house gas emissions free san francisco with the watermelon and infrastructure with the sewer improvement project is guided by levels of service goals and we will be working towards the reliable service and - through ssip we'll be supporting our stakeholder with interested goals with the outreach to the community as well our viral stewardship to have more improvements in research recovery as well as the green infrastructure programs underway and fenlt in the wastewater in the water system improvement program we'll also allow us to
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have a level of reliability and this is with our service goals around the service reliability and water supply clearly drought management is a priority for our agency and will continue to be in the coming years our water enterprise findings is around the maintenance of our water supply and alternative water sources and commercialism that support our stewardship goal as part of financial sustainability goal we'll be analyzing this to influenced our plan last but not least we must support of efforts a number of objectives in financial sustainability with the excellence and sfrrld and community interest addresses investing in the analysis and demonstrating our effectiveness in public support and capacity rates to sustain sour system again, the nature has a bunch of
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priorities and really a request for the enterprises and bureaus to antiapartheid top priorities and make the connection and part of this conversation is it in strategic process but the higher levels of road maps in the operating plan not specifically identified and called out through cleanpowersf ssip, etc. or the rates campaign. >> so as we look at the next steps we're working with the communication team on developing strategies for sharing this internally and extraordinarily and thinking how - we presented the draft plan at the advisory committee and this summer focused on building the structures to implement the plan and outreaching to and originating new staff members
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responsible for that the action items to support the objective and supporting consulting for the priorities identify two performance indicators and the work plan and put in place to monitor the share quarterly update with the executive team with that, i'll stop and take questions that you may have. >> commissioner. >> i hate to do this in my two hours identify taken office but this issue i'm going to raise you mentioned at the end of july i'm proud to sit here and say if not for you're good work and general manager leadership we wouldn't be where we're at in rigorous and readable and successful apprenticeship
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program but talk about is real workforce program and the needs for the utility the 4 that percent or whatever had are retiring. >> huge conversation and hard for me to gaufrmd i'm concerned about who is engaging this conversation and experts and community input we're getting if we're going to get this is thirty thousand feet it is great product but something that is a sign off by the end of july i'd like to have stakeholder and people like somebody now running i think that dj i want to meet with folks that understand the language and how important it is you know, i i get it the track retain bias but the development piece that burn all of us those careers especially in the public
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sector those careers last for decades and when you just kind of convert that into a monetary value we're talking about an incredible amount of money sounds like i'm being an aggressive advocate with respect to our part actually our part is coming up done really well, you have to recognize the design the mayor's prelims of the fix it program last week, i think he rent-controlled housing that out something we should pay attention and that's the need the city has to the citizens that were today to make sure we're working with one another and i don't see that cross the line not relationships with public works and rec and park rec and park have this beat system like their frigging bible
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it ties their hands i'll give them this credit when it comes to apprenticeship you look at the strategic plan they at least have a commitment to closer that and planning to engage a long heavy road harlan you know about the contracts one line item is about making sure there that's our bad do union saying you know don't use this and do this and that but i guess that's the problem but there's two pieces julia i want to participate fully engage in this is substantive number one and physique we have a quorum and obviously number 3 and processes that go into that because if you bring in 200 folks under the
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guise of some programming the question how many are we will id and who will make that determination right now we either dedicate and not ongoing the mechanisms or assigns those folks to come back and i feel for them sometimes some of them are really good but signed up for a career in a particular trade whether electrical or plumbing or labor and all of a sudden their assigned this workforce piece this social piece you will; right? and then you either embrace that and execute or don't and too many times it is not embraced by current staff so there are mechanisms that we can consider in a collective bargaining agreement i know that tommy has good relationships with the
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stationary engineers but mechanisms where those folks what volunteer and be identified as a smell to mentor those population of individuals and that's from the public segment side before we get into the tip off i want to let you you know uniform available and really, really, really for or important for me the great work we're the leaders; right? rec and park with the apt and mta they have to follow suit in the presidential election one 0 hand is a burden and on the other hand, for all of us to succeed and do right by the workforce. >> thank you. >> a couple of things i would want to add in the workforce it is definitely complicated i mean, you have city forces,
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contractor, you have workforce and you know trying to work with the trade unions and just the professional staff which you know for us we're also very concerned about so to try to put this together and look at it opportunity for a chain analysis you look at everything we touch in the jobs so we're taking a deeper dive so as we do that labor information and a lot of opportunities to make a difference as we look at workforce because we're spending - we'll spend $7 billion we'll spend a lot on jobs and opportunities. >> thanks harlan. >> like i said your leadership and ellis and tommy too it is great work up here the questions are we're going to close ourselves to a greater burden and you know my ask another that
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at this point in time to be fully involved and engaged there are folks we know that are doing this work that i think should be involved ♪ conversation if we attempted to have like i said hard to put words in a box those words have pages and pages of matt haney; right? so i'd like to meet with young developers and ralph do have and those folks and we're targeting a particular community and other folks because it is not rights to include the other populations in san francisco and how do we do that so thanks harlan >> we'll definitely engage i appreciate your feedback everything behind the word on all the page it is so complicated and a shout out to
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the general managers and head of h.r. andlipid and others and i did that. >> i know you did that i see tommy in the back and kathy and steve richie i'm forgetting people barbara hale i said. >> barbara hale. >> i would all the cloufz have engaged around this issue and have been talking about this opportunity stand point and talking with the utilities companies as an opportunity to really on the construction side and the permanent job site. >> and my understanding is this is i mean this is thirty thousand feet; right? i'll imagine there needs to be a work plan and a set of tests my hope the champions have been identified and the agency wide opportunities and programs the
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devil is in the details; right? so working groups will convene around every single goal and executive team members and folks that will be part of this you're completely right the next step is a originating people on the committee because people actively worked on this and go with that group around the indicators and coming up with a work plan that had been for each of them this is what you can expect and who we partner that. >> through the chair. >> my goal to make sure whatever we without the possibility of parole with we tell the other departments this is right; right? why as government would we have the same conversations ero and over and over again about the consistent workforce in the very
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exact clarification performing the exact same task so it is like on one hand you know this is what we do this is our burden but a lot of things to get it right you change lives >> okay other comments is there a motion to approve the strategic plan. >> so moved madam chair. >> any public comment on this item? >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? that motion carries thank you ma'am, eirs next item, please. >> item 12 approval the selection of award contract number - and authorize a cpmc amount up to $244 million plus i'd like to note that the contract amount was changing from from what was overflow room
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in your packet there was a contribution of the contract amount and the correct amount is what you have new copies provided for the public at 200 and $44 million plus. >> great. >> good afternoon, commissioners the purpose of a new headwork facility to build a headwork facility at the southeast plant for grit removal and sure the operational reliability and seismic reliability on july 14, 2015, the commission authorized the general manager to be issue a request for qualifications and subsequent for the cpmc methodologies the r f q was advertised in 2015 and requalification packages were received on october 13th
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from pc l construction, simon with the construction and sun with wavls sfpuc prequalified them and permitted them to synonym proposals we alleviated the proposals on miracle 25 of this year and conducted oral interviews this year based on the results of the cost proposals and community proposals and interviews the sfpuc staff recommend watching and joint venture loose the contract is for 200 and $44 million plus we are asking the commission to authorize
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$3 million plus for preconstruction services we will return to the commission upon completion of the environmental review for the authorization to approve the construction. >> thank you. >> is there a motion to approve. >> so moved. >> second. >> any comments on this item public comment. >> corin. >> i have made comments about the this form of contract that is something relatively new to the city and ultimately total puc identify spent a lot of time talk to puc staff and others about the challenges of doing this kind of contract and i'm convinced of the merits of doing this contract, however,
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it has it presents particular issues as well i grew up in the era of design bid build contracting and that feels good because you have a public process where ever we can stage of the crack an analysis by the staff for action impacts and of him implications that gives us a very public process and give us the feeling of oversight and control i say feeling that oversight and control is real so the benefit, however, it is public you get a see a lot of the bidding process and one of the aspects of this kind contracts less we didn't know who the contractors are and i think that makes the
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process and the integrity of the process subject to both reporting and auditing this is something the staff had conversations with the controller's office as well but i can't emphasis the importance of making sure this precedes in a way that that is every bit as transplant as other forms of contract and that if parties or rate payers or contractors feel the process is making that known and if there are any concerns that we have about some of the product of contracting process in terms of fairness or financial efficiency that we have a chance to address those so the staff develops is reporting processes i will be
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looking at those closely to make sure that process is met there was a memo back in march that explained why this contracting was appropriate this particular bit of work i think that was a convincing memo i think that should be needs to be part of public record i don't remember a couple of the concerns but it should be and that ever point we're making decisions that effect the public value of contract and the public interest in the contract those decisions are made clear and justified as well so between auditing and reporting i think we have a high standard to meet we have a great history in our audit program with the capital plan it is open and executive we have