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next item >> item 5, executive director report. >> october 20 meeting approved reduction in lease rates under interstate 80 for the bus service facility . this will benefit golden gate transit which has similar storage lot under i 80 with lease rates set to exspire nucs month. the current lease is approximately $560 thousand per euros year. [inaudible] caltrans informed on the current fair market value the cost of the lease will increase to $1.4 million per
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year after twnt percent discount. through the collaborative effort of golden gate district and ac translt and help with caltrans approved a lease term with 85 percent discount of fair market value reducing the lease to more than $85 percent discount of fair market value reducing the lease to more than a million to $25 thousand a year which is half of what golden gate is paying now. like to thank director harper who was at the meeting and thank director sartipi caltrans staff for helping come to this. that was a great result for us. our next steps would be enter into agreement with caltrans and ac transit and take back to ctc and bring back to board for approval. [inaudible] been a strong supporter of veterans throughout the history the project. tomorrows is veterans day and felt it was
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important to honor the veterans working hard to development the translt center. from the trades in the field to professional staff 30 veterans are invited to sit torenl for exclusive lunch to thank them. like to thank [inaudible] for the construction erflt. we are looking forward to. last month we hoped to receive first dispersement of [inaudible] in late october. we have not been able to come to agreement on the loan amendment per taining to city financing. we are still hoping to receive dispersement later this munthd and talked to leadership in washington and agreed to give dispersement later this month without the amendment officially executed and city financing closed, however, this provided we are able to come to terms with the
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agreement on the tournament. we have a call later this afternoon to finalize that so the hope is we receive dispersement later this month. i have sarah here and can answer any question regarding this and this concludes my report. >> on the ctc meeting, we can particularly thank chairman alvarado. he was absolutely masterful. he has a big-like 14 or 16 people and they are just-he just focused and focused and focused and focused and focused and he want going to let anyone continue the item for any reason, we will figure it out now. it was masterful. if any board member wants to see how you chair a meeting or at least that item, it was really good. everybody helped, but he did it and directed it and where he wanted to go and it
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was unanimous after he finished. really good to watch. okay. next item. >> construction update. >> good morning, directors. for this months update we are back at full staff so ron and i will split duty and go 33 the usual items we hit on. so, regarding roont activity, this graph shows a lot of green, green means good. a lot of progress. pink is all activity in progress at this point. we have about 700 workers on site today, so we continue to bump up and continue to add as we get throughsoever the next quarter or two working day, swing, night shift saturday and occasion alsundays. this shows the rooftop restaurant starting down to the ground level. beale street, the last train block
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con crete pour was done the past week so sthra lot of activity throughout the entire above grade portion and below grade there is tru-minds progress on the lower concourse and train block. the lower con course is heart and lungs. in the graphic a lot are going 3 d which mean thaiz are active or completed so very good progress going on on these sites. when you jump >> to the had bus ramp the graphic shows activity to the cable stay to climen teen through harrison. the graphics are continuing to change and update and lot of progress made. you can see in the picture in the western zone that shows that there is a lut of work on the bus deck. the water proofing and concrete makes to either end chbt we started in the middle and worked out so now it is
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making to the far west end. the bottom left it shows where all the conduit, there is a amazing amount of conduit. if you have been out you know how much. on top the switch gear transformers continue to be installed. there are a lot of those out there as we get towards permanent power. the central focus is rooftop and water proofing happening up there. also the glass canopies over escalators are taking shape. one the skylights has a grade placed on it, a big milestone. a large oval has the framing on top in preparation for the glass that will go there. also the glass foor has a lot of panels in it. in the eastern zone the light column is taking
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shape with the skylight. about to have its framing go over it as well too. the awning is making progress in the western and eastern zones as we proguess. in the grand hall the glass ceiling which is our critical path so a lot of emphasis on that area mptd on the bus ramp, our cable stay, the cables have been stressed, all 7 of them. it has been lifted up and a lot of the false work is gone already. it looks beautiful as you drive down howard street but have miscellaneous pieces to come into place to make it permanent soon. items on the bus ramp are progressing like the retaining wall squz deck work is happening as well. now, there is a lot of-we are in transition on the presentation and put all the words up and won't reference them. they are later reading but the
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main focus is there is a lot of items that will be completed in the next period. completed, completed shows up through this especially in the central zone. we are in a transition period where we talk more about bus operations, getting that on board. the getting the building up and running. the commissioning of it and the retail cl element ron will talk more in on his operational readiness slide. this is a slide that is focusing on a lot of things that complete in the field as we move into 2017 getting ready fl day one. unfortunately had one lost time accident, it happened a month ago. a employee as he was-tripped on a tray underneath a porta john and ripped thetenedens in both quadricepts so
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it wasn't technically a work related incident but on the job site so one lost time this year. we wish him well. he is a having surgery and hopefully see back on site shortly. the craft hours sur passed 2.7 million hours to date on the project so we continue to get very very large numbers with the crafts. >> while we are on that slide, i always thought that every lost time incident is recordable incident? >> we put it under the category so don't lose track of a lost time. it is sort of a fundamental-just the way we report it at this point. >> you had zero in lost time. >> we keep them separate. >> okay. >> with that i'll turn it over to ron for the rest the presentation. >> thanks dennis. always appreciate the level of detail you share with us in the activity in the field and your correct, we are
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coming to the end of the big heavy construction and moving more into the grandural activity of mep and commissioning and all that. exciting place to be. with respect to budget, no real big surprises. it is kind of trending as expected. we spent expenditures went up about just under $28 million over the last month. pretty much expected in terms of finishic ing up in the next 14 months as expected. commitment wnt up about $28.4 million and in terms of forecast estimate of completion we went down $1.3 million reflective of the favorable bid we received on the network so going in a good direction there. in terms of percent complete in terms of budget and
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contract time both tipped up about 1 percent, so no real surprises there. um, with respect to contingency cost, it was a light month predominantly on electrical i think about $100 thousand of contingency draw around electrical and this is where we reflect the plowing back into the program reserve, the 1.5 cost avoidance by having a favorable bid. there ask a number of things in the hopper as you see with the forecast continge aenss use. just under $3 million in discussion in terms of things and potential contingency draws. not all of them will become real but gives a
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idea of magnitude of discussion going on. mubing mubing moving on to schedule, as dennis reported, last month we received a recovery schedule, so we are really seeing a stabilization of the schedule. if you recall over the months the previous months and current month report we bobbed around because of the issues we rp wrestling with. not a lot to say here. we stabilized reflective of the recovery schedule and no big changes over the last month. it is up to us to monitor and maintain the current recovery schedule to achieve the objective of being substantially complete by 12-22-17. even looking that
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grandural streams of activity they are all well stabilized. we have a bit more work on the roof park as i think dennis relaid in terms of recovery but all in all, ready for its inteneded use is on track for december of-december 22, twnt 2017. as -going back for a second i want to highlight the bus storage again reflects the normal slippage with ability to settle on the lease and mark mentioned, lease terms have been determined with the bus storage facilities, so we are looking towards focusing on that and getting that back on track. this slide here outlines we are dialing in milestones to initiate to get
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correct with the bus storage facility in terms of getting the bid out to bid, getting ready. there is residual ark logical field work that needs to be done. we are looking at 14 to 18 month duration with a trajectory towards fall of twnt 2018 to have the bus storage facility in place and obviously that is post operations of the transit center, so there will be a interim period we deadhead or accommodations need to be done. >> quick question. is there a reason why we are waiting another three months to start the field work? >> i think we still need the bid. the drawings are done, i think it- >> it looks like the work is starting observe the contract award. is this happening outside the contract? >> ark logical work? >> right.
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>> we already [inaudible] our initant is start in january. there is the areas used for parking lot now so need to work with caltrans on entering the area and need to terminate the lease or figure whether we can do some of that work and remain as a parking lot use. >> okay. anything we can do to- >> absolutely. >> the time from the transit scepter opens and bus facility. >> that is intent. >> why didn't dee the bidding period earlier? we didn't need the lease agreed before the bids go ow so could have done that earlier, right sph >> yeah, receiving bids there is a timeframe that they hold true. there was a risk there. >> we didn't have to advertise
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until there was a commitment from ac transit to fund the lease and ac trandst wouldn't fund the lease without the lease terms. ac transit indicated they will not be able to fund the lease based on the initial copative agreement- >> the 85 percent is totally unaffordable. >> yes. we have to wait for that, so now that we have that resolved-- >> still would have been--you can go out. not all ac transit's fault. that's my job. [laughter] >> we try to be strategic and preload what we could. that is how it played out but now that the lease is just about in place in terms of being official, we need to pick
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up the pace and put focus on that stream of activity as well. >> i like to ask a question. i was going wait but since we are on the slide, ron you and your team have done a great job on budget and schedule. if i understand i think probably the biggest risk from a financial standpoint is bus storage facilities since we haven't bid it yet? there is potential for bid bust. is that my seeing this correctly from a numbers standpoint because this piece the project hasn't been bid yes, there is potential for the numbers not to hit what we are estimating? >> yeah, as i say we can get hit by any number of comments out there. we just need to manage to where we are going and- >> this is the largest item missing out there to make sure you hit your forecast.
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>> yeah >> appreciate that. >> good point. lost site for a while focused on the transitsenter but there is a big chink in there. >> to manage the risk there will be a major outreach because we can manage the risk. >> until you go the number you dont know the number. >> moving forward with challenges and we have normalized thinks out there so the challenges are the big threat challenges are quite deminshed from previous months. again, we always have to wrestle with the schedule and as i mentioned recovery schedule in place. we continue a strategic overtime
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-elements in the floor. the trazal floor has a lot of medal dividers that are design jz laid out in the field. devised a manner in which to law them out in a modular fashion and get a running start on that and that is just one element in our strategy that decompressed the concentration of activity out in the grand hall, which was for a long time the critical path that we have been focused on. so, a lot of thinking along those lines.
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training. we started biweekly meetings with ac transit and other transit providers. i think we are starting to get dialogue and traction along looking at what their
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expectations are when they are arrive in terms of training, it provisions, layout of what minor tenant improvement that may happen along those lines. so, as dennis mentioned, i think this presentation will demensh on the heavy construction piece and expand a bit on monitoring or informing on what our thoughts and strategies are insureing operational readiness. i developed about 4 our 5 slides for next months to kind of demonstrate our line of thinking and some of the things we initiated with the transit operators how to tackle thal that challenge. >> on that issue, i r you working closely with ac tenant impruchb provement? i understand
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equipment and furniture, yeah but in terms of the wiring and all the stuff-that will be all be done? >> exactly. they may populate it racks with their equipment so need to tease that out. relating to ac transit there isn't tenant improvement there is a prefabicated supervisors office to generate drawings. the ti work is related to golden gate transit and one other gray hound. it is fairly minor. i think the most of it is gray hound and golden gate in terms of the second floor build' out for their space. it is relatively minor but needs to
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be teased out and advanced and ready to get a running start with the master lease when they come on board. trying to get them as soon as possible, looks like early next year, there is not to get too far ahead in terms of the slides i'm developing, but there are three streams of activity on operational readiness. getting the transit agencies prepared, working with the master lease and others how to operate the building, stationary engineer and housekeeping and security and third stream is focused on retail, leasing, on-boarding and ti work associated with that. those are the streams of thoughts and trajectories we are developing to advance through the next year on being operationally ready. >> i know that there is a lot of phase two impact on what i think
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was high-speed rail announcement a couple weeks ago they will put in 800 foot train instead of 1400 feet or 1200 feet? we were built out for a much longer train. >> 600 or 400 meters right? >> at the moment they operate 400 meeting long trains. >> 400 meters? >> nilthsly initially they start with 200, half a train. 200 meters long and can fit them in easily. they have not given up on the idea of the longer trains, it is only the initial start up. >> the announcement was every other station, not ours. >> what was the length, 200 meters?
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>> yeah. >> it was 400 and now 200 meters? >> i don't know how it is supposed to work, it every other station can only support a 800 foot train, what is the likelihood they will run 1200 foot trains or whatever it is in san francisco? >> i think you are right, but they won't admit to if at this point. >> [laughter] >> they are negotiating in los angeles. >> >> i they look at the transit center and seeing capacity whether they can store trains there or not. we need to have more discussions with them before we- >> that's why we pay him the big bucks >> it will be a long day. >> i just bring it up now. we look at mitigation strategies and i don't know that there might be something even at this stage in
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terms of what we are building or finishing we can say my gosh if we 800 foot trains lets not get carried away at the end. >> we haven't. we haven't built a extension. the end is beale street, not main. that is the next stage. it in the environmental agreement. >> even within the building we have much more than we need on a 800 train. >> we have a little more. cal train committed to 8 car trains. they are going to 6 right now and it wont be long before they get to 8. >> cal trains, how long is a 8 car cal train? >> i dont remember the exact number. it is a lot-[inaudible] theprint stations. >> i see >> they already-it is- >> it will be a while-
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>> it will take 10 years or so, unless-if there is a big push on ridership, you can always put trains in, you just use different parts of the train with the stations. >> yeah. >> it is done all over. >> okay, just wondered how we were thinking about that and glad to hear we are. >> we are not building anything at this point beyond what we originally designed. >> the big empty box downstairs is defined >> that is how you get a impression of how big that building is because nothing in the way. stand there while the train platform would be and looks like the curvature of the earth. you have can hear the trains coming. >> [laughter] >> that concludes my part. thank you all. >> ready for next item? >> yes, police. >> #50i89m item 7 is citizen
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advisory update but understand [inaudible] there is nothing to report. with that we can move to item 8. public comment, opportunity for members to address on matters notd on todays calendar and have jim patrick here with us. >> morning directors. jim patrick, patrick and company in san francisco. i'm concern about the politics the opening of the transbay terminal when the buses complete and operational and may want to think about those magic dates. are the same date or different? you are going to have a closed meeting with three potential bidders for the master lease. i suggest several things need to be considered. number 1, the master lee will have to make maybe 20 or 25 leases as he
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does his job. can we package those leases toort together such that we have a streamlined building permit process in the city? they are a sister agency after all i make that work faster. can we provide financial incentives? we ask the plumber to work over time or hvac, can we provide financial incentives to the lease ee to be done and operational as specific date we think is right? not sure we are thinking about those things. notion is we pay over time for this, maybe we can take some of that money and get those guys fully operational. also, i think the goal should be up and operating and fully staffed in terminal on such and such date. maybe it isn't the same as a bus operational date, in which case we need to publicly say this is what the strategy is
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because now if the bus runs, everything runs. i think that is am mental place where people are. is that correct? as i look at this play out, i don't think it is correct. thank you. >> that concludes members of the public that wanted to kraesds and can move into consent calendar. >> yes, please. >> all matters are considered to be routine acted on by a single vote, no separate discussion unless member of board or public request and not received indication a member of the board or public have items severed. call your item. >> motion for approval consent calendar? >> so moved. >> seconded by the supervisors. any objections? seeing none- >> calendar is approved. thank you. >> item 10, authorizing the executive drether to execute agreement for state advocacy service for
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2 years for $216 thousand with an option to extend the agreement for up to 4 one year terms nchlt . >> we have two items related to advocacy services in dx dc and sacramento. the existing state contracts expired july 31 so engaged in a rfp process and the process is described in the staff and results are what we recommend today. for this item for state services and also for the federal item, we saw a opportunity for some significant cost savings because prior to this going back to 2010, we always had two contracts, two contracts in dc and two contracts in sack sacramento and as we go
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from phase 1 to phase 2 we believe we can have the representation that we need on the ground while continuing with one contract in sacramento and for the next item just one contract in dc. there are a number of major funding streams in the phase two funding plan that will require both state and federal approvals in the coming years, but in terms of the state contract, we believe the firm we are recommending townsend public affairs has the appropriate experience to provide the representation we need. they have extensive experience with the funding streams we will be pursuing and the agencies that will be implementing those funding streams. um, we did following the presentation in june where we walked through our phase two funding plan with the board,
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engage in a peer review process. we had gotten our initial revenue projections that were used to inform our phase two funding plan from sperry capital which is a financial firm we worked with a number of years. we engaged a ferment called ross financial to engage in a peer review of the assumption and methodology that is used putting the reb new projections together. we just completed the review and the results were quite positive and afirmed the reasonableness and validity of assumptions and methodology sperry used to put those projections together so from our perspective the task at hand shifts to implementing all of those funding streams. in addition we want to make sure we are prepared for new opportunities that appear to be on the horizon and believe that is potentially true in both sacramento
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and dc in termoffs sacramento, there are ongoing discussions about a new transportation funding pack age and this could potentially be one time funding like things that we have seen in the past, prop 1 b and so forth so want to be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities if they arise to augment what we already have in our current phase two funding plan. but again, there are elements of the existing plan that will require state and federal approvals going forward. commitments made in planning bay area related to things like future bridge tolls and high-speed rail funding and passenger charges we will look at. the other thing i wanted to mention, when we had our first meeting of the new cost review committee in august, there was questions that came up about the nature of the
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interaction between our lobbyist and city's lob i byist. i reached out the the mayor's office and walked through how we approach the service squz walking through in the staff reports you see today and how we intened to move forward. got good feedback, concurrence with the approach we are repding recommending and had a good conversation looking for more opportunities in the fuch frr collaboration and coordination on areas of mutual interest, shared priorities. i know that in terms of the state services, the firm we are recommending townsend public affairs have a good and longstanding relationship with [inaudible] which is the city works with. a similar situation for the dc contract. they welcome the opportunity to have the increased collaboration and that can be as formal or informal as the
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city would like. we could do more regularly scheduled meetings or a as needed basis. i do have with us christopher townsend and nick low dulukea and alex gibs from townsend public affair squz happy >> student answer any questions you have as would i. thank you. >> questions? i sort of have- my problem with this and i don't know if-didn't know the mayor 's office want in full agreement and this is something they wanted but always had the issue that really the city of san francisco should have a lot to say about the transportation projects and what is pushed and when and that include us but that is just my feeling. i did want to start crossing swords with the satey because the city has a lot of
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transportation infrastructure it is trying to do and on this one if we are going on the basis of the alignment they haven't figured out yet or not, i just wanted to make sure that that's not happening. if you say that is fine, that's a little bit of relief in that respect- >> we reached out to them specifically in response to that question coming up at the cost review committee in august. the other thing i would say about the rab is regardless of the outcome of the study we need to put the elements of the funding plan in place to move forward with which ever alignment goes forward. >> i'm still not sure-my preference and expressed a number of times is take whatever money we have and giveren supervisor peskin and ctc, san francisco ctc's reluctance at least to give the
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$6 million, i want to be sure we are husbanding the money in the right way and we are not stretching out. to me lobbyist are something you hire once you know exactly where you are going and doing and i'm not that comfortable that we do at this opponent. point. i dont know what to tell them? keep a eye out for the generalties coming out of sth state? >> our apreach is see a stimulus or funding package in sacramento come up and washington dc. through the contracts we are able to capture $400 million that wnt to phase 1. >> how do you capture them now? what do you use to capture the money? >> we have approved
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environmental document and funding plan that we could use in order to secure funding. if the alignment happens to change later the money stays with the project. the money doesn't disappear. so, why not- >> so we use an environmental document approved to get money if the alignment were changed and it is amended we keep the money? >> it comes with the project. >> vice chair. >> my question, is this something that can wait a little so that we can really iron out things we are trying to figure relating to dtx and funding opportunity we need? >> well, the reason i see urgency at the federal level is that we are poised to enter the new starts pipeline and continue to be identified as a regional priority. we have funding identified for the
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preliminary engineering and design work happening in the first phase of the new starts process which is process justification. we are anxious to begin the process and also looking at federal loan programs that will help us take fund that flow in the out years beyond construction of phase 2, particularly things like the redevelopment area tax increment that need to be captured and brought forward to years of construction. going through a process like the riff program, which is one of the key loan programs we are looking at for phase 2, it is multiyear process to get through the riff application process. so, there is some urgency related to continuing to move forward with locking in those funding streams. and, it is i think a unknown if a transportation spending package is approved in sacramento when those deadlines would occur and how quickly we would need to move.
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>> my recommendation would be to delay this for a little bit. >> my position is little different in the sense that we are just one agency of money many across the country in the federal level and state trying to compete for funding. as we all know there isn't enough to go around and as you alluded there is a changing administration coming that we need to keep a eye on whether they make a commitment to invest in infrastructure or change the rule jz suspect there will be changes in rules at the very least. unless we are willing to be in sacramento and washington dc and have our hands on the pulse of what is changing, we better have resources to help us to at least stay in line at the very minimum and hopefully get ahead of the game and be ready for
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when those rules change andfunding becomes available because this takes a long time. we have seen sacramento what two years of extraordinary sessions on infor structure investment and haven't come up with anything yet and hopefully in the next year because it won't get any better by maintaining the status quo. i look upon of giving the magnitude what we need and what we need to stay in line and keep the hands on the pulse of what is coming, this is a wise investment. otherwise we have the potential of losing our place in time and trying to play catch up which is never a good place to be when you seek federal or state funds for transportation and infrastructure. >> there is a lot of work lobbyist do relating to new funding streams that we are seeking. there
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were changes that needed to be made to tiffia loan and approval in sacramento needed by state department of finance to move forward with bridge loan. it afs lot of work and meeting with legislative and agency staff and keeping them informed. as everyone knows we had cost increase with phase 1 and had to keep our delegations in dc and sacramento updated and i don't think any of you heard concerns about that because we did a lot of work to make sure they understood what was happening and why it was happening and how to address it and how to proceed with city, mtc and other financing. >> i guess that's why we have a $9 thousand month cost on this thing. we are doing more than just standing in line i presume. okay, sorry. >> i guess i would largely concur with director gee. i
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think if you look at the history of other projects in the region, i'm sure it was the case with the central subway, but pre-dates me before the final alignment was chosen the city's lobbyist were at work getting the central subway in line and keeping them there. orignomy there was talk coming up third and kearny and on fourth and stockton not sure i concur we need the scope drilled down before state and federal funding and policy. cal train i know had their federal lobbyist engaged in working before the core capacity grant program existed and because they had some presence in dc as soon as the federal government created that core capacity program they were able to be one of the first in line and that will probably bring a couple hundred million dollars of
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federal funds to the region. not sure waiting is helpful to our project. there are some things that are maybe imminently upcoming in the extraordinary session that they are potentially will be some proposed legislation brought forward by the chairs of the senate and assembly transportation committees within the next month and while the prospects for passage may not be grite, we want to make sure our voice from our agencies and this agency are at the table for that discussion. likewise, that transition is underway at the federal level and as i understand the person they brought in to lead the transition with regards to transportation is-seems that would lean towards support for programs like the riff that are within the new i think
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the build america transportation-- >> build america bureau. >> build america burey. bureau. i can see a lot of shift moving towards those programs and will be redefined and want to make sure we have a voice so we don't get redefined out of eligibility for them. i think continued voice for this billion dollar program at the state and federal level is pretty important both for funding and for policy reasons. >> supervisors? >> this is not the item that i had concernwise. i have certains with the next item. >> looks like we are out voted. [laughter] >> i move to approval. >> alright. >> is there a second? approval and second. any discussion? >> no members of public wanting
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to address you on the item. >> okay. take the roll. >> director gee, aye. kim, aye. reiskin, aye. nuru, aye. harper, aye. 5 aye, item 10 is approved. >> just on the side and this i like our attorney to look at. this contract is embarrassing to me. i mean our poor folks out in sacramento have to promise the preservation treated containing arsenic not used mpt i like to find out if we can talk to had city and find out we can have something that is a little-food services waste requirements. it is nice to have something that has less than 62 sections in it for getting some lobbying service squz other things. i know the city's got
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its things but if you are not building a staircase, preservation wood requirements have nothing to do with the requirement. as does i say about 15 other things like that and maybe we should look at it and make sure that we are not handing out contracts that are silly in their scope. it is just for me a matter of pride, just i draft contracts sus sinktly and if we do that and still get city's yes, fine, it would be nice. okay. next item, please. >> item 11, authorizing the executive director to execute amendment to extend agreement for federal advocacy service for carpy and clay for 1 year additional compensation for $155, 500. >> this is federal extension of federal contract for one year and [inaudible] >> the federal contact we have one more one year option to
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extend and what we are recommending moving forward with carpy and clay which is a existing firm. >> supervisor you want to start out here? >> i think we worked something out that i think that there is a lot of uncertainty about the future of federal funding and like more time to think about what our role in washington dc is. i do feel comfortable with three month extension but at this time wouldn't feel comfortable with a full year. in lieu of my original proposal which is continue the item for a month i feel comfortable move frgward with three month extension. >> three months. comments on that? >> i'll second it. >> motion and a second. director gree. >> director kim, i understand. at the end othf three months what we would look to either do something different or extend
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for another three month just for a clarity standpoint? >> i wanted to continue for a month to discuss what our goals are and get a better landscape of what federal funding will look like particularly to city's like san francisco that are sanctuary cities given the president comments about the first 100 day goals so want to make sure we are wisely investing our resources. this is a unfortunate statement not a hopeful statement but i think this deserves further discussion about what we plan on accomplishing in washington dc. that being said, my understanding is we need to do work on existing funding as mr. bulay mentioned with our tiffia loan so understand those currents needs existing funding so supportive of three months. i think we deserve discussion perhaps next board meeting about what we think what the landscape will look
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like. >> thank you for that clarification. >> very up in the air. okay, would you call the roll >> no members wanting >> student address on the e item. taking roll to approve the item for three months. director gee, >> we need to vote on the motion first? >> i was going combine it. we have a first and a second to take the amendment three months amendment. all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? no members opposed wanting to address you on the amended amendment. is there a motion to approve? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> roll call. >> all in favor aye. opposed? item 11 is approved as
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extension of three months. item 12. approving of resolution of appreciation for principle engineer brian dykes. >> directors this is mixed emotion i report that brian decided to retire this year. he- >> as soon as we really needed him. say what brian contributes to us over the years. >> brian has been with the tpa since november twnt 07 and 52 years of experience as a licensed engineer and worked globalally and nationally. he works in south africa and europe and worked in the united states on projects in california and southern california and seismic reto fit caltrans after the loma pree eta earthquake. i worked with brian with caltrans
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on the replacement for the sipress structure and met 10 years later, 15 years later. he also managed to [inaudible] sicily and milan italy by building the [inaudible] suspension bridge. a lot of experience and lot of help. brian graduated from empyreal college in london, 1964 and he is great knowledge base and advice and guidance so want to thank him for a life of services to the the world and us as well. thank you brian and if you have anyone--[applause] >> thank you. actually, my wish didn't come true from that point of view. we never built [inaudible] bridge. [inaudible] got in the way and stopped. that's why i am
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here. my last 10 years would have been doing the seena bridge. now the last 9 years is there biggest project i worked on and been a real fun ride and thank everybody, the directors and also the staff , small staff and worked together well and made life great so 65 long and all most 75, it is time to quite down a little. i will be available if you need knowledge in the future but it is time to enjoy my time with my wife and do traveling. >> is that a promise? >> it is a promise. >> we can draft up a consulting agreement you will be on hand. >> that is understandable. i can make that type of a promise. i already discussed it with my wife. two partnerships. thank you very much. >> thank you, brian. >> thank you, brian. >> thank you. >> no members wanting to
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address you but sure we have a motion. >> move for approval. >> second. >> gee, aye. kim, aye. reiskin,i rir . nuru, aye. harper, aye. itedm 12 is approved. at this time you are scheduled to go into closed session. not received a indication the member of the public want to address on the items listed but have a opportunity to do so now or can clear the room. >> okay. go into closed session.
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more information and the whistle blower protections please seek www. december te >> good afternoon, everyone and welcome to the tuesday, november 15, 2016, meeting of the san francisco board of supervisors mr. clerk call the roll. >> thank you madam president supervisor avalos supervisor president london breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar not present supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor wiener not present


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