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. we do recommend reducing the appropriation by 908 had a 61,000 in the contingency fund. -- 961,000 in the contingency fund. with that reduction, we would recommend amending the sale amount by that amount to 75,009,539 and in preparation to the same amount. >> for my understanding >> we actually did take those recommendations already. can we continue? -- >> from my understanding, we actually did take those recommendations already. can we continue? >> we will be selling proceeds from the emergency response voters that passed in 2010.
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this focuses around a number of different areas around first responders, primarily the public safety building which is moving forward. i have a photo on the next slide. the design development phase has been completed and we will be moving into some of the construction but these proceeds. that process starts the decanting of the hall of justice. this is the first time that we are locating in the same building a police station and a fire station. the police station in mission bay as part of the agreement is being constructed in that building. there are a number of fire could stations moving forward. there are four roof replacements that have occurred as part of our focus program. there have been designed going forward with the seismic enhancement of the various
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stations and comprehensive health safety enhancements. there is the auxiliary water supply system, which is the city's back up. this provides a high pressure hydrant throughout the city. you can see there is a photograph of twin peaks reservoir, including adding additional flow valves so that we can move one water from that reservoir into this reservoir very quickly. if something does not happen -- of something happens to it, there will be a work on the lining of that reservoir. the bond proceeds stated specifically is the steel frame and the foundation for the public safety building will be under way. you can see in the photograph there, you can see the new york
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structure which is surrounding the current fire station which is located there which will be kept, refurbished, and brought up to seismic code standards and will be serving as a conference room, community center, and some functions of the fire department. there are also several fire stations. you can see the layout of the map. the layout are the focus scope ones where we will be going in and doing roof, an exterior work, plumbing, those types of things that are desperately needed in these stations. the orange color are the ones where we are doing some comprehensive work to it. it needs several different types of improvement to those buildings.
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it is $183 million total for this aspect of the bond sale. i will mention that the project manager is here for the improvement program if you have any questions. and do you want to continue this or do you want to take questions on the earthquake safety bond? >> does the committee have any questions for the earthquake safety and emergency response time.
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>> this is the series being sold for the earthquake safety and emergency response bonds. it would pay for the public safety building and mission bay and some fire station repairs that to not include the awsf project at this time. in terms of the property tax impact, it would add an estimated $29.90 per year to the tax bell of a single-family residence -- tax bill of a single-family residence. we do recommend approval. >> if there are no recommendations, why don't you continue on to the roads? >> this is a little bit shorter presentation on the road
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repaving and safety bond because this is the first issuance which was passed by voters just this past november. the upcoming issuance is really to get started on a number of different projects but also to get a lot of the paving work under way. the expectation of the $74 million that will be sold will be 424 blocks that will be paved and about 620 constructed. there will be 800 programs that will be constructed as part of the curved wrap program -- there will be 800 curb ramps that will be constructed as part of the curb ramp program. there is a similar program for sidewalks. sidewalks where we have ada
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concerns will be constructed. approximately 8400 square feet will be done. then there will be street structures that we be addressed with this first issuance and that is focused on fourth street bridges where there are various deficiencies that need to be addressed. finally, we will be doing some street signal infrastructure work. we will be working for designe for those and so forth. we expect to see the tikrit their projects coming back to you in the future. of a dimension that john thomas from the department of public works is the department manager for this and he is here to answer any question and we also have a representative from the
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mta. -- we expect to see the projects coming back to you in the future. >> do have any information on the additional projects that were amended in the legislation? >> we are asking for this funding to basically coordinate our scheduling and timing with dpw's work. there will be work in upgrading certain traffic signals for signal priority which includes adding pedestrian signals as well as wiring under the pavement. it makes sense to determine
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where they are paving and to stay ahead said that we can lay the conduit's down in the pavement. the money that we are asking for, these are three different categories. the first one is to first upgrade what we would call the brains of the intersection witches' signal control and the cabinet. by upgrading those, this provides the architecture and allows us to implement traffic signal priorities. the second part is to install the five new traffic signals along the rapid transit corridors. the pound at one and fault is the california street. -- the pertinent ones involved
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is that california street. this is currently controlled by an always stop signal. it is important to operate the cable cars efficiently and safely. and the last five years, there were 30 reported collisions at the intersection and 23 of them involve cable cars. we're proposing to upgrade that intersection control to a signal and there are four other locations that are currently controlled by stops at a major traffic corridors that we are proposing to upgrade to signals to provide signal priorities. i would be glad to answer any questions that you may have. >> are there any additional comments that you would have? >> this is from the other two measures and this would be the issuance which would be 220 million in rhode repayment and save the bonds.
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the resolution would approve the sale of 6.5 million in appropriation of 76.5 million. approximately 70 million goes to dpw for sidewalk improvement projects and about 6 million goes to the mta for traffic tunnel project. if the board approves this ordinance and resolution, this would add $14.30 a year to the property taxes for a single- family residence with the assessed value of five had a thousand dollars. we recommend approval both of the resolution and the ordinance. >> thank you for the resolution. the apartments are available to answer any questions. -- the department's are availabe to answer any questions. are there members of the public that have any comments on items
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1-7? >> good afternoon, supervisor. my concern is that in particular about the road repaving bond, the way in which the city is continuing to ignore some important ordinances that past, particularly the better streets ordinance. this was passed by this board of supervisors and it basically spoke to the idea that we should have complete streets in the city that work for all modes of transportation. it should also fulfil other functions, ecological functions and so on. then we passed the complete streets ordinance, you should rebuild them as complete streets. devise a set of standards for the streets and rebuild those in accordance with those standards. the city has been ignoring
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those. this is one of the 7% of streets that kill and maim 55% of the people who were killed and maimed on the streets. this would be a prime candidate for the improvements. the city rebuild street corners to put in curb ramps and they rebuilt the storm drains and the entire street corner. those are standard equipment, that every street should have this. we are concerned that the city is continuing to spend money to rebuild streets that are unsafe and dangerous to pedestrians. we need to make sure that the city is accountable to its own laws and standards said that we are spending money in a way that does the public good.
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there was a mission street scape planning effort, burrow was never discussed. >> i have four speaker cards that i want to call the names for. >> that was for item 9 but i did want to speak on this item. i represent san francisco green party and the local grass-roots organization in our city. this is incredibly controversial. how the project will end up as it ends up as a project. will be way up in the air right now and even if it is approved, it might be radically changed. i would second the idea of just holding those funds back until
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we know exactly what the disposition will be because otherwise we get into this situation and other development projects that we have had before. we make funds available for something and that accelerates the project when we should probably wait and see what will happen with the eir before we appropriate the funds. thank you. >> good morning. on friday, i delivered to your offices my letter describing the reasons why the bond sale authorizing and appropriating legislation should not include the $7.7 million identified in the project because this is premature to do so. the bonds authorizing resolution will certify that all conditions have been met and that the city
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is authorized to occurred indebtedness. the clearance must be approved for all to be funded by the bond. the port knows this. it is important to understand that there is a lot of controversy about this and that the coastal commission, in their later dated march 3rd, 2011, to the planning department, has weighed in with their concerns about the project in golden gate park. compliance with the post the commission's recommendations is another unresolved part of the whole environment the process, the golden gate project is subject to. the board cannot sell bonds as currently constituted that include the deal. a project that does not qualify as per the measure.
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you cannot certify the language of section two of your resolution regarding the conditions if there is no clearance. you can proceed with the sale after you deduct the amount that represents the funding for the project. if this amount is not known today, then you must postpone your decision to sell the bonds until this figure is known and remove from both pieces of the legislation authorizing and appropriating the bond. i want to make sure that you understand -- i'm very upset that there is a categorical exception that is lead for this entire project and that is not true. the project was taken out data and therefore it stands alone and you cannot go back in time and pretend like it did not happen. i urge you to apply the lock. thank you. -- i urge you to apply the law.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good morning, not board of supervisors. my name is a.c. washington. i am introducing myself for the first time in the capacity of the african american migration. i guess you could call it the person who will be looking at these department heads and making sure that you were here. i know that this is really unorthodox but i am doing this for a purpose. you have one of the redevelopment agency's today. therefore, i am convinced without a doubt that the city needs to adhere to the african- american migration report on all levels. there is a 10 year capital plan that mr. ed lee that he has
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going on. ainley has met with the department heads or he was supposed to -- ed lee has met with the department heads or he was supposed to. that report is three years behind. you are liable to see me and others that look like me and everyone of these board meetings or every one of these meetings and we will be paving the african american it out migration. without a doubt, the african- americans are in a state of emergency and if no one would like to do it, i will be here at city hall to tell you. i am a great grandfather, i have three generations under me. i would be damned if i go down without at least attempting to make sure that the black
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presence is here in san francisco. my name is ace and i will be on the case. >> thank you. i have one more card, catherine howard. >> good morning, supervisors. i am with the twin peaks central council. i am talking about the beach field. please postpone the $7.7 million bond issuance for the playing field component. the board of supervisors must ensure that folbaum sales are legal, ballot, and binding obligations. valid authorization of that is one of the most important functions in managing dead.
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the opinion of the board of supervisors is a form of insurance in theory for the issuers and investors that all legal requirements are met by the board. the clean and safe neighborhoods park bond accountability report, but this is as part of the budget. that does not list any projects regarding the playing field for the board of supervisors review. a listing all of the bond sale projects in the report, this is because the playing fields are not ceqa-approved. the proposition bond specifically requires that all funded projects be ceq-approved. the money required for the playing fields are not approved and should not be approved by the law should not be funded by the bond sale.
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-- the money required for the playing fields are not approved and should not be funded by the bond sale. it is clear that the port respect these requirements as they postponed the sale of $10 million because they realize the project is included in the same bond does not have ceq compliance. please postpone to the bond to 8 future bond sale. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. i am addressing the 2008 parked bond funding and request that it be held out into the next sale. what is this project and why are we so concerned about it? so many people in san francisco
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do not know about this project which involves the western end of golden gate park, the moving over 7 acres of living meadow and replacing it with artificial turf. this has been described as installing a 7 acre parking lot in the middle of prime habitat. the draft eir was deeply flawed. there were only 65 people testified to this and i recommend people going to sfgtv on demand and hearing the testimony. we went through two categorical exemptions. we tried and tried to get this changed. it was approved anyway. the only reason that we have a eir is because we filed an appeal. i'm telling you this because i want you to understand that the department has been adamant about this project. we would love to work the
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department. we have a compromise alternative that we think will make everyone happy and that is what we want to see happen. we're willing to pursue this as far as we have to pursue it to protect golden gate park. the construction will not even start until the summer of 2013. i suggest that you put off selling the bonds. you can still sell these at the next sale. at this point, we hope to have a compromise that everyone can get on and. >> i am a taxpayer and a homeowner in san francisco. i am one of those shoe bleeding heart liberals that are very fiscally conservative.
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i'm really concerned on two issues. i am hearing for the first time that 8.4 million is going to be sold for playgrounds or play fields that have not been fully identified. i don't know where the money is going. you have made a legal compliance. this is sketchy, this is full of ifs, ands, buts, what-ifs. we don't of the playground, we don't know the compliance of all. this really needs to be put off the agenda today and put back on when you have specific information that you can give to me as a taxpayer, fiscally conservative, about exactly
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where this money is going and is it legal for you to do this or are you participating in something that you promised me and you were taking back the promise? i urge you to take this bond money off of the agenda now. i think it is important to be honest and fair to people like me who will be paying for these bonds for years to come. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i have read all of the cards that have been submitted. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak on these items? >> good morning, supervisors. i'm a member of the 2010, 2010 grand jury. in my service on the jury, we examine several functions of the office. i became familiar with the general bond oversight committee.
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today i wish to call your attention to page 19. you'll notice that $2,112 has been allocated to the comptroller internal audit. the description of this cost is for city services. 0.1% for the general bond oversight on it. first, 200018 $412 does not represent 1% of the park bond to be sold. that amount would approximately be $75,900. second, the oversight committee has its own fund and the fees it collects from bonds and this money must not be appropriate to the city service auditor. the the minister of code
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section 5.31 provide clear direction on this and its state. to the extent permitted by law, each measure shall provide one- tenth of 1 percent of the gross proceeds from the proposed bonds to be deposited in a fund established by the comptroller's office and appropriated by the board at the direction of the committee. this is to cover the cost of the committee. the city services audit is suspended from receiving appropriations based on bond proceeds. attendance of the city charter that rate this unit, states that the mayor and the board of supervisors shall be required to budget an amount equal to at least 2/10 of 1% of the city's overall budget. this is apportioned by the fund and is putting the bond-related debt. therefore, 143,403 is
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erroneously appropriate to the city services on it and should be reallocated to pay for park projects. the money should be correctly up reported to the funds established for the oversight committee as the law prescribes. thank you forthank you for makie corrections. supervisor chu: thank you. any others who wish to comment? a seat none, public comment is closed. a quick question to the comptroller's office with regards to the last speaker. are the numbers accurate? >> i do not have the calculations. i would like to get back to the committee afterwards. supervisor chu: ok, do you think you might be able to provide the information to the full board before it gets to us on tuesday? >> yes, absolutely. supervisor chu: thank you. colue


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