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we send a text message. i think people will really appreciate that. this is another step forward by the sf mta. we look forward to seeing the results very soon, starting here. there will be 30,000 in san francisco eventually. now the largest city to do this anywhere in the world. thank you. [applause] bu>> with leadership like a scene from the three gentlemen behind me, they have set a clear course and strong direction for us. there are a number of folks within the mta that will execute. i want to acknowledge a few of the folks at the mta that have gotten us to this point were driving the program forward. jay is the project manager for sf park. he has been a great leader setting the model.
steven lee, lisa foster. george reynolds and the neter -- meters shop putting it todd monology -- putting the technology on the street. i went to acknowledge all the great staff behind the effort. it is city staff partnering with the private sector. the mayor has been strong in pushing technology and partnership with the private sector. we have a great private-sector partner here who has done the work elsewhere in the country and the world. we're pleased to have them on board with us to put into place what will be the biggest planet worldwide in san francisco. here is the man behind the technology to pay by phone. >> we're very excited to be
working with san francisco in implementing this proven and popular technology. despite the convenience and reminder text messages that unproven popular, the joy of the system is that can be used on any phone and any network. we are breaking new ground. san francisco will be the first city in the u.s. to implement nfc-enabled parking. it will be the largest rollout anywhere in the world. that is very exciting. the pay by phone tag is embedded with a tag. any enabled phone can be swiped
to activate the parking session. there are not that many phones on the market at the moment with the chips, but san francisco will be ahead of the curve in terms of the significant rollout throughout 2012. we will be able to benefit from the technology and network effect of having these smart tags all over the city. while it is ground-breaking technology we are introducing, i would emphasize the service is available on any mobile phone. all you need to do is dial the toll-free number or download the app on to the smartphone. whatever method you use, the benefits are available. you can get reminder texts. you have the convenience of not carrying coins to pay for parking. you can top off time remotely. you can get e-mail receipts for
your parking. it is exciting technology. thank you very much. we are excited to be helping san francisco making parking as good as it can get. thank you. [applause] >> i am going to try to show you how it works in a second. i want to reemphasize the point that the mayor and supervisor wiener made. we regulate parking to make transportation work. we want compliance and not to catch people. we want people to obey the rules so we do not have to give them a ticket. despite people's thoughts to the contrary, i do not want people to think of mta as the people that gave and the parking ticket.
i want them to think of us as the people that help them to get where they need to go. that is where this technology epitomizes that philosophy of the mta to make transportation work in san francisco. in this case, it is a fun and high-tech way. now i am going to try to show you how it works. my first generation iphone is not as sophisticated as the new ones. you can do this with a regular cell phone. if you have a newer one, you just tap. you will have to trust me because you cannot see this. it launched the app already downloaded by tapping.
it tells me where i am part, what time of day it is. then it prompts me for a duration in minutes. i will put in 200 minutes because it is not my credit card. [laughter] i just put in five minutes. it will cost me 17 cents. this is to confirm and charge. i click the button and i am good to go. i will get a confirmation e-mail if i have set it up that way. it will go directly to my credit card that i have set up. it is completely secure for the credit card system, for those concerned about security and safety. i will give a text message of the reminding me the meter is about to expire. if i want to extend it, i can do it just as easily. that is all there is to it.
you can be processed by calling the 800 number. it is simple technology that helps people to be compliant and helps to make sentences the transportation work. i think we have an ipad with a close-up of the app. thank you for coming out today. there is a 45 cent fee. this does not go to the mta. is a transaction between whoever is using it and pay by phone. that is the cost for providing the service. initially, you get a couple of them free to try it out and see how it works. if you compare 45 cents to the time it would take you to run and fish for coins, i think it is 45 cents well spent. it is 45 cents as opposed to the cost of a parking ticket. that is an even better cost
calculation. >> [unintelligible] >> it is a per transaction fee. as we deploy more in the city, it is possible the fee will go down in time. compared to the cost of a parking ticket, it is a pretty good deal. >> [unintelligible] >> each time you transact, there is authorization against your credit card. there is a fee each time you transact. we're looking at ways to reduce that in the future. starting out, that fee will be there. in the 45 cent fee, it goes to paying the credit card processing fee. the balance is covering our
costs. that is where our revenue comes from. >> [unintelligible] >> it depends on what credit card you are using. it varies depending on corporate credit cards and charges. the fee can range from 25 cents to 35 cents. you will not see it on the meter. you do not need to worry about the fact the meeting does not get updated. when they come around with the hand-held, they can tell it has been paid for. >> will it make it more confusing for them? if they're looking at expired meters? >> on the application when they do a look up, they can enter 1 location number. it will bring up all of the locations on the street. they can just walk down the street and see the locations
with the information. >> [unintelligible] >> the parking control officers will be using a hand-held device to determine if the meter is current or not. even if they start to process a citation for an expired meter, it will bounce back an electronic check to make sure it has not been paid electronically. it will not allow them to issue a ticket if it has been paid for electronically. there is the electronic check to ensure that you will not get a ticket. it is a real-time transaction. that is the beauty of the technology.
>> mr. president, there is a quorum. president chiu: could you please join me in the pledge of allegiance? >> i pledge allegiance to the flag and to the republic for which it stands. one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. president chiu: you should have the december 6th and december 13th board minutes. can i have a motion to approve those minutes? without objection, those are
approved. are there any communications? >> there are no to medications. president chiu: can we go to the consent agenda. >> unless anyone would like to have one remove, these will not be voted on separately. president chiu: can we have a roll call vote? supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor elsberndfarrel: super
girls club of san francisco. president chiu: supervisor olague, you have some amendments? supervisor olague: i would like to thank those who made this possible but also those that make sure it was the best deal it could be. i would like to thank my fellow co-sponsors, members of the committee, the boys and girls club, and the mayor's office of housing, for making sure that we have the best deal for this neighborhood, for my constituents, and for the entire city. these amendments to a number of things including they make clear the history behind the octavia boulevard access parcel, the redevelopment agency purchase of parcels in 2001 and in 2002 as well as the use of the remaining
parcels and use of the revenue. make certain that 100% of the purchase price as well as any participation in additional residential, commercial projects built on the site goes to the mayor's office of housing. finally, we are calling for an informational hearing at the budget committee. this hearing would include an update on the progress thus far including construction of octavia boulevard and the central freeway ancillary project disposition and, as well as any remaining obligation from the cooperative agreement with caltrans. these amendments improve the benefit to the city, they ensure that not only do we see a boys and girls club in a neighborhood where it is needed, but we also ensure that affordable housing, one of our highest priorities here in the city of san francisco, remains well funded.
it is my understanding that the city attorney has been that these amendments are not substantive. i look forward to supporting this project and this resolution and i encourage my fellow members of the board of supervisors to do the same thing. president chiu: calis, supervisor olague has made some amendments. is there any objection? without objection, those amendments are made. supervisor avalos. supervisor avalos: make you. i appreciate supervisor olague making these amendments. i used to work at the girls and girls club. i see what it really brings to the communities. i wanted to support this
project. especially in the western addition, moving where it is that currently to this location will serve a different part of the community. i'm really happy to support this project now, thank you for your work. i would like to thank the girls and boys called for their flexibility. thank you. president chiu: supervisor campos. supervisor campos: thank you, mr. president. this was not and easy vote for me not because i'm against the underlying goals of the project. the boys and girls club is an amazing organization. i do have concerns about the process that was followed as far as the sale and there was no competitive bid process that was
followed. i do believe that this deal is substantially better today than it was before. i want to recognize the work that supervisor olague and her office had put into this project. they have taken something that they inherited and in a very short time, they certainly made it much better. in recognition of that, i will be supporting this. i would like to do that out of deference to supervisor olague who as a district supervisor knows better than anyone knows what it means for this community. the project itself and the proposal has been improved i think on balance and it makes me want to support this. i would like to thank supervisor olague and all of the members of the community who have worked on this and we look forward to the boys and girls club continuing to serve the community. this is a great organization.
for that reason, i am proud to support it. president chiu: supervisor kim. supervisor kim: thank you. i would want to echo of some of the sentiments from my colleagues. we greatly support the building of the girls and boys club. this is a huge addition to the community and families. this will augment many of the services that we provide in the tenderloin with additional recreational activities and facilities that our families can utilize. mainly are around the issues that were stated by supervisor campos. i hope that in the future i hope that we don't have projects that did not go through the competitive process because we have any organizations here in san francisco that can do this work. i'm happy to seal the deal has