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impact report for the public realm plan. some of these things, while not too reduck dapbt i put the fiscal years because it's something we do on an annual basis and that is partnering with the city for the 4th of july celebration, we held our third annual pier safe drill that year, we participated in fleet week every week and we also designed and printed 12,000 brochures on fisherman's wharf that are distributed in hundreds of locations around southern california. we secured grants that year to expand the flower basket program and 80,000 on a program to make fisherman's wharf a sdoe row away zone. we provide additional 10b coverage with sfpd in the evenings when our beat officers go home and we have no coverage at the wharf. we have
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also worked on short term parking locations and bus parking to make the district work better and flow better with all the tour busses we have. we did a street banner plan that year and every year we work with the san francisco yacht club on the holiday lights and boat parade and that year we also held a celebrity crab cracking contest. in 2010-11 we added a hospitality program and this was to supplement a street clean team that we had working picking up litter and trash in the district. we lit all the trees on taylor street from jefferson, the intersection of jefr -- jefferson and taylor. began implementation of the grant on zero waste program, improved conrad park by lighting all the trees, the park had no external lights at all and was quite dark and
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dangerous in the evening. we did that to help beautify it but also provide additional safety. we redesigned and provided more brochures, provided cell phones to our regular beat cops since we in the district can get ahold of them since we get a lot of calls asking for aid and we held workshops that year focused on sustainable seafood practices for the fisherman's wharf restaurants. in 11-12 we helped support the restaurants in the district by working to keep mobile food carts from getting permits there. this is very important because we have many eateries that pay very high rents and were struggling. we did the emergency preparedness drill, we did the second year of the zero waste grant. the community is still working on redesigning conrad park to make it safer. opened a series of free
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workshops about sustainability, zero waste for local businesses that were free, made improvements to our ambassador program by xwipk the clean team to the ambassadors to work as one, worked with supervisor scott weiner's office on improving the local food legislation that was essentially passed, printed an essential card list that was printed to the entire district and gave them information on how to contact our ambassadors, hospitals, all those things to improve safety. in the 20-13 we replaced the iconic fisherman's wharf crab sign, it was slated to be torn down, very iconic, known the world over, we worked with the merchant's association in the port to raise funds and rebuild the sign. it also has led lights in it so it's a lot more efficient than it had
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been in the past. we produced our 6th annual emergency preparedness drill, completed the third year of the grant which has many of the restaurants if not all the restaurants at the restaurant using compostable bins and recycling instead of trash compactors where everything went into one bin. we improved joseph conrad park thatee, made it a lot safer, stepping up patrols in the area. we produced the first crab fest event which produced over $5,000 for local charities, we built out a new web site called new jefferson which
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tracked the construction of jefferson street and provided a blog that updated the neighborhood on all the construction and meetings and we partnered dpw that year to hold a ribbon cutting event for the street opening so just kind of in conclusion we continue our vision, remain on track with our management plan with emphasis being on funding for phase ii of jefferson street, district cleanliness and safety, beautifying and embellishing the district, adding additional signage that supports our district branding, planning to end homelessness, planning to make the district prepared for emergencies and improving transportation. and that's the end of my presentation. >> supervisors, we're here to answer any questions you may have regarding this matter. thank you. >> i just want to make a comment and thank both of you and all the work we have done together for
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fisherman's wharf. we have come a long way in recent years and i know mr. campbell has been in his job for only a short time, but it is good to work with community benefits district and city staff that has been working very well and a good example of what we need to do. >> okay, thank you. we're going to open this up to public comment. are there any members of the public who would like to speak at this time, please come forward, you will have two minutes. >> (inaudible) it's politics, religion, and unity and what we have enforced upon philosophy. sciences, engineering (inaudible) we all aim at the realization of a dream of better
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position salary (inaudible) with little talent, booking talent, talent beauty, all have an easier way of schedule work day. decent retirement, and good health. >> thank you. are there any other member s of the public who would like to make public comment at this time? seeing none, public comment is closed. are there any further comments from the committee? seeing none, is there a motion to --. >> move this resolution forward with the full board with recommendation. >> thank you, supervisor chiu. okay, there's a motion to move this item forward to the full board with positive recommendation. without objection, this item is moved. madam clerk, are there any other items before us? >> there is no further
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business. >> okay, seeing no items, this meeting is adjourned. thank you. (meeting adjourned). >> good afternoon. welcome to the land use commission of the
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san francisco full board of supervisors i'm supervisor wiener the chairman of the committee to my left is supervisor malia cohen and our vice chair supervisor kim will be joining us our clerk a andrea ashbury i want to thank sfgovtv for broadcasting today's hearing specific jessie larson and jennifer lowe. >> madam clerk, any announcements? >> yes. electronic devices. all files and documents to be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the november 18, 2014, board of supervisors agenda otherwise stated. >> item one is an ordinance ordinance for the administrative code for a street light policy. >> i'm the lead authority of item one and i want to thank supervisor cohen and supervisor kim for covering this item it is
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legislation to reform and improve san francisco's approach to street lights and to make sure that we have that we have a high quality street light system that works for pedestrians and consistent with our better streets plan the street lights and the level of lighting open the situation have a disconnect impact on the lives of everyone they incapable the quality of life and support the night time activity unfortunately, our street lighting is failing they're old and were installed in an and/or when the streetcar were like freeways and my office and i'm sure every office at the board of supervisors frequently gets e-mails from constituents concerned over a lack of lighting in an area or a street
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light that's been burned out or keeps go out after fixed unfortunately, we don't have a pro-active program in place to modernize or up grade our system one of the challenges for the public is knowing what agency owns and is responsibly for a street light whether the public works or the pg&e currently about 60 percent of the street lights will be maintained by itself puc and about 40 percent by pummeling offer the last 3 years i've held 3 oversight hearings which is the genesis of legislation today one of the things inconsistent maintenance practices and the challenges that our residents often have in trying to figure out who to call in a lighting
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service we've seen schajz within the city whether knowing the street light is pg&e or puc and taken time to example that out last year on gerrero center the in my district fell over into the middle of the street luckily no one was hurt when the puc locked the rest of the corridor caesar chavez all the policies were heavily corridor and fortunately all those poles were replaced unfortunately, when those lights were, in fact, replaced replaced with l making them pedestrian like sidewalks not just streets and not replaced with led technology this is an example of a major missed tint we should be jucht
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leads to increase the light level and increasing on the pedestrian lighting not only open streets we're a walking city but go acknowledge this when it comes to street lights we've not looked at the necessary resources to think long-term how to bring the system into a state of good repair go the 21st century i've worked with the mayor's office to identify $9 million in new fund for the puc street lights before then the puc budgeted less than $400,000 a year for citywide maintenance needs of more than 20 thousand street lights i want to thank the mayor and puc for their commitment to begin on a path to resolving the issue today's legislation b will
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create a framework how the city approaches the vision it is all a vision when we look at the design a legislation clearly sets forth the official policy of the city of san francisco regarding street lights making an official street for one municipally located streets program 40 percent of the lights for the puc and the sole owner of the entire street light system as out of heard pg&e didn't appear to object it that long-term transition that will land use & economic development committee make it an official policy city to include the pedestrian level lighting wherever there is a need to so and not installing and replacing lights that only focus on lighting streets and not
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sidewalks that will be city policy to just want the street light to led that lighting and have a clear and consistent t for responding to light issues revolved within 48 hours and improving the 311 system and so forth this legislation is long over arguing did you but, of course, it is one step we need to insure we're adequately funding the system and updating the system so street lights are up is to the task in making our city safe and quality of life so with that, supervisor cohen if there's no opening comments i'll call up audrey from the puc to make some opening remarks.
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>> thank you, supervisor wiener bashing hail at the sf puc i do have a brief presentation to go through if i could have the slides please similar to other presentations i've made as you've been investigating the street light issues in san francisco supervisor i'll be talking about ownership our service and performance goals and what our maintenance and capital improvement plans are as you mentioned street light ownership is here in san francisco the 40, 60 percent split is reflected and other owners between the state and federal agency and city
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departments it is shown on this slide with san francisco ownership bye bebeing reflected in the shades of blue and gray and pg&e ownership in the green colors are there were darker colors in 2, 3 and 5 and 690 terrace of the ownership the lighting in san francisco in particular, the puc's with the change in daylight saving. >> supervisor cohen. >> excuse me. >> i have a question bring me back historically how did we have the cities ownership split between the city and pg&e how did we get there today. >> it's history in the way that san francisco puc didn't exist
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when some of the original lighting was installed in fact that was gas light lighting and pg&e owned those when it was converted to electricity it was city the ownership of the pg&e and it was xhernd to wooden policies and historically the policies have been owned by pg&e it's kind of how the city evolved. >> so over 7, 8, 9 puc has acquired more of pg&e assets just natural through and because of the if unknown program as the utility used to be above ground were converted to underground sources the street light was assumed by the city and by puc
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in particular so in neighborhoods the utility facilities i know tell consumptions and electricity are underground those lights are oftentimes owned by the city base when underground occurred we assumed ownership. >> can you refresh my memory what, if anything, technology underground. >> larger in districts two to three 19461926 and 5 and 6 and parts of 9 district 10 is primary above ground with mandatory utilities there's both ground facilities. >> now at a later date i'd like to have a growing communication so we can talk about district 10 please continue with our
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presentation. >> with daylight saving ending we'll see the folks awareness and their sense of safety on the streets it will be reinforce we typically receive more calls about street light outages i take a moment to refresh the folks recognize what i did when you want to call dial 311 and the 311 staff manages a tracking system and conveys the information inform the puc and pg&e and we also have a puc developed app that is assessable through android or i ton devices when you're standing open the street and notice a street light
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flickering or not operating the smart phone will locate and you can easily send a not through the stoplight sf app download it tb the app store or sf and what do we do with the information the street lights we own we have performance goals that are delayed on the slide if it's a simply pole knocked detain within twenty years to 48 hours we've corrected the flickering or burnt-out lamp to the extent the repairs are more expensive not completely knocked down but wires enclosed that can take for time our goal to restore services within the 48
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hours for simple repairs we were successful in this last cycle at the california puc arguing for service levels to be imposed on pg&e with respect to the puc lights at the respect and asked for an increase two-year for the revenue to operate the street lights they own the the california puc granted that request we said that we felt it was important to have service performance levels associated with those payments and the california puc agreed so pg&e is required to produce a formal written goals the goals their processing is though the is a as strong and rapid for the
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outages for the sf puc but we're happy they now have performance goals their regulate our is holding them to and we'll be able to request reports from them on an annual basis to know we won't have to wait for the 3 year case cycle to find out what's going. >> backing up even though pg&e owns 40 percent of the street lights the puc pays pg&e to maintain those street lights; is that right. >> that's correct under the regulatory structure that pg&e operates the california pg&e has a takeover for city's like ours pays the one for san francisco is specific only to san francisco and that tariff is for
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the physical aspect san francisco provides the electricity for the lights. >> for pg&e's lights. >> but the light we operate. >> but when pg&e goes out to repair or maintain the system is charges the puc for the work. >> we're charged a monthly fee per light and so they receive payments for us open a monthly basis to fund their operation and maintenance. >> including our overhead. >> correct that's profit. >> and their profit and so one of the benefits of and there are various benefits of moving pg&e's lights over to the puc pg&e public conversations and
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otherwise didn't obtain to this obviously there will have to be a negotiation around the purchase price but ultimately not only will it be much more easy to figure out who's in charge of the light a if it's a puc or pg&e light we can move past that but also it will be more efficient because puc will no longer have to be inducing pg&e's light in san francisco. >> thank you so, now to move to our capital plans one of the more challenging areas for both us and pg&e are the street lights systems that are quite old their operated in a series their referred to as series loops like old holiday light which one
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strangled burns out we have 8 series loops it's 3 hundred and 39 street lights in particular we have funding to convert those series loops into a more modern circuitry and to convert them to led pg&e's series loops has been opportunity through their last generate case with our you're going in the rate case the puc it requiring pg&e to track 9 spending and keep the project on the projects on track and the good work that the sf puc together with the city attorney did at the puc on those issues really goes to the good work of jonathan cherry and
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michael from the sf puc and from the city attorney's office i want to give them a shout out this 3457 shows where the series are and who owns them their 13ri7b8d throughout the city and most of them are owned by pg&e the 8 that are currently being designed and improved and supervisor wiener in our opening remarks you talked about how street lights are funded and supervisor cohen you mentioned you know how come they're a hodgepodge you know when improvements are undertaken on a larger scale in city blocks perhaps a whole block is being reconstructed the project proponent are responsible for improving the street lights and bringing them up to code so for example, octavia blue cross blue
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shield and mission bay and hunters point shipyard those systems are all part of the project and they're being funded by the project proponent and turned and inspected by the city for ownership we say also have funding be for capital light improvement in the puc budget this is what you see we went from a repair budget to about $300,000 in repair and improvements and 2013-2014 to now having over $2 million just on those line items so when you get a 311 call those are the fund we tap to take care of those situations then we have an additional over the next 2 budget years 23 almost
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$24 million for capital improvements like the serious loops we're digging up the other circuits including new policies and lamps and complete new systems a much larger set of fund vairnl available to us they don't come from taxpayers but those who pay us for their electricity services. >> supervisor cohen. >> i love this stuff this is so wonderful i literally have e-mails from a defy that lives in the area in visitacion valley looking for wanting to know exactly what is the process and hester we can talk about that in visitacion valley near the freeway near the 280 and 101 going south how do you get in
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street lights where an and/or that is dark not to jump the gun but high crime where the lighting is poor and in the southeast part of the city i realize that smash and grab would be significantly distributors the reason why i'm bringing up to comment the $23 million you talked about budgeted rightfully and you and i worked on left to right projects last year but i still have a demand for needing more lights particularly paying attention to the industrial parts of the city that are part of the transformation you have people living were there was businesses before and so the less of a demand for lighting


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