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>> this park is open. ♪ >> good morning, everyone, welcome to the budget meeting, my name is mark farrell and i will be chairing this committee and i am shared by supervisor tang and i want to thank wong
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as well as the members of sfgtv covering this meeting. >> please silence any electronic devices and speaker cards should be submitted to the clerk and items today will be appear on the september 29th, board of supervisor's agenda unless otherwise stated. >> could you call item one? >> item one, resolution, authorizing the police department, accept and expend the donation of $55,000 pursuant to the order of final distribution of the estate of nguey woo. >> we have the deputy chief here to speak on this item. >> yes, good morning, i am ali and the deputy chief administration, san francisco police department. on behalf of the chief and the entire san francisco police department, we want to first and foremost thank the estate of woo for the tremendous donation. these funds have been ear
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marked for continuing our community policing efforts and we are most gracious and thankful that the board is considering allowing us to accept these funds. >> great. thanks very much. >> seeing no comments, we are moving on to public comment, anybody wish to comment on item number one? >> i never seen -- (inaudible) and order (inaudible) and three years. >> do you have any comments on item one? sir. >> okay, anyone else wish to comment on this item? >> seeing none, comment is closed. >> i want to thank the woo family and particularly this individual to the very generous donation to the police department but also saw to other organizations as well and so i would like to pass this resolution with a positive recommendation for the full board. >> okay we have a motion by tang and take that withouter objection. could you call two. >> resolution of approving the
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issuance of not-to-exceed, $41 million of principal amount of and new and clean, renewable necessarier bonds to be issued through the city. >> tell you what, supervisor breed, i believe, wanted to speak and she said that she will be here and why don't we take these items first. could you call three first. >> the resolution to approve the terms and conditions of the consent assignment agreement for the agreement, cs-169 for planning and engineering services for the proposed waste water, enterprise, system improvement project, within the wh america. >> okay. and we all have a few speakers on this item. >> yes, good morning, members of the budget and finance committee. thank you for hearing this item today. my mame is wong and i am the senior project manager, and the resolution before you, requests the board of supervisors
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approval. to execute a agreement of cs169 for planning and engineering services, on the basis and the central base of the improvement project. >> the potential council, and arose as a result and the acquisition of the urs, cooperation, which is a joint venture partner on this contract. because of it, and because of the source of the improve the programs and the program manager. to resolve the potential conflict, they request that the city consent to the assignment of the interest in the agreement to the nwh american and there is no change to the total $30 million contract or the contract, or the contract, duration, the cbs ip, and the central, improvement project, is part of the sfpuc, system improvement program and will provide the liability about the city's side based water
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collection system and if you like i will show you the graphics on the project. and if that will be of interest to you. >> i am okay,vy seen it before, colleagues? >> okay. i think that we are okay. >> we have a presentation here, we are okay. >> show the graphic. >> sure, why don't you and let's go through it. >> okay, great. >> so the actually the city is organized into eight water sheds and so the waste water collection. and on the base side, you can see on the graphic, that there was three large sheds on the north base line. and what we are calling the north shore water shed and the channel and the water sheds. >> we actually the sfpuc has a series of collections facilities and underneath the
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streets surface, that collects and transports the waste water, ultimately to the far east, water pollution control plan in the bay view for treatment. you can see that actually, there are box suers underneath in the green and along the railway and along the creek. and however, we just see that and you can see that there is some what of a missing piece there. and it was not really a missing piece, but a list piece between the mission creek and the (inaudible) creek. did we skip a slide? any way, of the or of that there is a link and there is a critical link, what we called the channel fourth main that transforms it from the end of the mission creek to the south east plan and that conveys, 70 percent of the waste water and san tarry flow on the average day like today. and if the 66 inch diameter,
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maybe, constructed in the 70s. these are not quite so flattering pictures of what the main looks like. and it has been damaged, seriously three times. and due to earthquake and construction activities. and due to the settlement and the vandalism. there is a picture of it showing the patch that was done previously, on one of the repair jobs and also, what sections that are forcing above ground that this section there by the creek. there is no way to take it out of service, we rely on it 24-7. and it with no alternative way to convey the flows to this plan and so it does, and there in this main and the city, will have some risk of overflowing waste water, in to the bay. so this project and we are hoping to find a way to provide
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redundancy and to convey the flows and possibly we will also be able to address some future regulatory concerns. and address the over rise in the future. and so, this project, we are looking currently at a proposed gravity solution of a gravity tunnel to convey the waste water instead of pumping the flows and so that is basically the scope of the project. and what we have and if there are any questions that you may have. >> thank you. >> supervisor tang. >> thank you for your presentation. >> i know that the item does not change the contracts. out of curse onsty, do you know when it is for completing? >> depending on the funding we are targeting in 2022 if we proceed on schedule that is currently anticipated. >> great, thank you. >> and okay, colleagues any further questions?
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>> okay, seeing none we will open this up to public comment. anybody wish to comment on item three? >> water and clean and waste water (inaudible) naoe. thank you, anyone else wish to comment on item three? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> all right, the chair, i would like to make a motion to send forward item three with a positive recommendation to the full board. >> we have supervisor tang and we will take that without objection. >> okay. let's go to item two. >> and supervisor, breed i know that you sponsored this, if you have any comments or want to save them for later? >> okay, we will hear them
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later. >> committee members, eric sandler assistant general manager and of the san francisco puc. and but, the item before you is approval of the issuance of 4.1 million dollars in new clean renewable energy bonds and they are referred to as mcrebs. >> they are essentially a federally, tax advantage for renewable energy projects. and we receive a 70 percent from the federal government and we will yield the cost and the attractive interest cost of about 1.7 percent. >> and the puc has issued ncrebs previously in 2008 and 2012, to fund the solar
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projects. >> the proceeds of the issuance will fund, two projects one at the marine little school and one at the sf police academy. we received an irs allocation in april and we will send a lender rfp in july of this year and they acted on september the 8th ask we are here before you and the proposed balance will be october, 15th. >> and the requested action is to authorize the issuance of the mcreband to improve the form of the bond documents and the equipment and the direct purchase agreement and the filing agreement. >> i am happy to answer any questions. >> okay, thank you very much, colleagues, any questions. >> supervisor tang? >> just one question, that i know that the sites that were chosen, where the sorry the police academy and the middle school, could you talk a little bit why those sites were chosen in the process for that? >> and i believe that the, yes. that will be it. >> i have our program, manager,
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here who could cover on the project. >> good morning, smith from sfpac power enterprise. so, the reason that we chose these two projects the police academy is it fits the criteria for. crebs application. and we have already these are two projects that were already in process. in development. so the first one is the police academy and that is the first one that we are going to do and that is about a 200 kilo wat system. and the carport. in the parking lot area. and the second one is the marina school. and that one is going to be
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cited probably about midway through the police academy. and construction phase. so they are both ready to start the project development right now, with the police academy happening first. and the middle school following up after that. and the other reason that we chose the main little school is because the school district is already a customer of the puc power. so it kind of any of those to introduce more of it into the mix. >> i guess, through the chair, and to go on that question. and if you could just say, like, why, for example, the marina middle school verses other schools and the details, for the original selection? >> sure, the process is we work with the school district, identifying which schools have
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-- roofs that can handle the installation and we have already done about five schools. starting with el dorado elementary and moving through the downtown high school. and also, working on cesar chavez so this was just what the school district termed would be the best fit, and we are trying to go to the different schools and different locations around the city. but it is not just all in one district. >> okay, any of the other questions? >> okay, could we go to our item number two? budget analyst? >> okay. >> good morning, chair. farrell and supervisor tang and breed from the office. we sum marized the impact to the issuance of the bond and
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the bank of america will purchase these bonds and based on an rfp process and right now, the estimated interest rate is 4.88 percent and the final interest rate will be determined when the bonds are sold on october, 16th and as you can see from our table here, the proceeds of 4.1 million which includes the cost of issuance. the interest on bonds is estimated to be 1.8 million, and the total cost to the city is 5.9, and the subsidies from the irs will be 1.2 million and the net will be 1.7 million cost to the city and we recommend approval. >> thank you very much. >> and seeing no other comments, we will move on to public comment and we wish to publicly comment on item two? >> and seeing none, public comment is closed. >> all right, we would like to make a motion to send forward
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item two to the full board. >> we take it without objection. >> could you call items 4 through 17 together. >> 4, resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of multty family housing revenue note for the purpose of providing financing, and the acquisition and rehabilitation of the multihousing rental projects located at 491, 31st satisfy, 345, arguella boulevard. 990 faive fix avenue, and 666 ellis street. 1150 scott, street, 1880 pine
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street, and -- >> thanks, from the mayor's office of housing to speak here. >> good morning, supervisors my name is ria, and i am with the housing and community development. pleased to present today on 14 separate, issuance resolutions to finance the first phase of the rod conversion, plus this represents, 1422 units of housing and 14 distincts projects and you just heard the addresses. in total it authorize the city to issue up to $399 million dollars. in tax exempt multifamily bonds to finance, moderate rehabilitation of these projects. today, marks the major mild stone to make responsibility for the ownership and the management of these properties. >> under the program it will convert from public housing which was separate and study and severe cuts to the
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operating and capitol repair budgets, since the 80s. and to the section 8 program. and section 8, subdy contracts provide more stable, funding source that allows the projects to leverage outside of the housings for along the repairs of these sites. and when in the case of the 14 projects that we are contracting today, we are averaging about 285 million, in private equity, and 86 million dollars, in permanent debt. and we will complete, approximately 250 million, in capitol repairs, where we had the city is also contributing about 35 million to the 14 projects. >> and the influx of capitol, are described as a stark contrast to the 5 million that the housing authority has recently been provided by congress to maintain these properties. and approximately, 3500 additional units in the support.
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and conversion to the rad provides us with the opportunity to improve the units that house many of the lowest income residents and these residents are at greatest risk, of economic displacement. and in phase one, the properties are located in 9 out of the city's eleven supervisor vision districts including many areas where the areas where the production of units is beyond our reach, including the castro district, and lower the pacific heights, and the heights and richmond, and i have a brief powerpoint, that i would like to present. for the endosement of these bonds and so rad is a new
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program. we have two phases of rad, and this is the only first phase that we will bring you today in total we will be leveraging 700 million in equity, and 244 million in private debt and this is really remarkable and, the value of the dollars that we will be abe to bring to these properties which have suffered deferred maintenance for many years now. >> and under rad ownership, will convert, to the partnerships, or that include, non-profit, and general partners. and we will also be bringing on site property management to these sites, as well as on site resident services which previously tends to not enjoy. so again, in what when you look at the two phases, we have 28 projects total and we have 8 different developers that were selected about 18 months ago to do this work. the key aspects of rad that are
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really critical to us and to the residents, the permanent affordability. and so there is a 99 year ground lease that will insure long term affordability and there is additional regulatory restrictions on each property and imposed to the city that layer on additional affordability requirements for 55 years. and another aspect of rad that is part of the federal regard program that has been enhanced locally, is a strong resident protection component and under rad all residents have the -- and the public health and into the section 8 program. without having to be rescreened and without having to go through any, application process. and any tenants that are temporarily relocated because of the construction have the right to return and as i mentioned before. we will be providing resident servicesal all sites.
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and obviously, huge volume of repair is in the works. >> and here, you will see a graphic, showing who the community developers are that are responsible for each of the phase one projects. we have the authority to do an rfq for qualified developers, in march of last year. and these are the selected developers. and just a quick run down on the schedule for you. and since we were here in april, we have basically locked down the financing plan, and we have identified bank of america as the equity and debt partner and we have got the prelim approval from hud to move forward and we are planning to close the projects next month and start the rehab in november. >> phase two, is upon us, and you will see us next month for
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november and with another 14 endorsement resolutions. and that list projects are schedule to close in a year from now. so that will be another 266 units that will be going through the same conversion, from the public housing, to rad. and so we will be back to see you, for those results as well. and i would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous effort by all of the parties that together, appeared today in preparation for the conversion next month, as you all probably know, the housing development for the existing project to be recapitalized is usually a three year process. we have found this in 18 months. and with the mayor's office of housing and community development and the housing authority, and mutpel city departments including the planning department and the building department, and the attorney, and county, surveyers office, and as well as the residents themselves of these
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sites have been working around the clock to prepare for this transition. and in particular, the city's affordable housing developers, have worked under excel rated and schedule and which is by and large, beyond our control. and they were here today to answer any questions that you might have about the individual, and the 14 individual projects. and so i will list those, organizations for you, and the china town development center, and related to the california, and the tabernacle community, development and the tender loin, development and the community health and partnership, (inaudible) and the heights neighborhood, center, and mission, economic development agency and mercy housing and the company, and the san francisco, housing development corporation. i could answer any of the questions over the over all port foel portfolio as well.
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>> any comments or questions? >> supervisor breed? >> thank you, i appreciate your presentation on this and i just wanted to bring up a few points. first of all, this is a long time coming, as many of us know, with the public housing here in san francisco, there has been a tremendous amount of neglect over the years. and i know that with as many of our affordable housing developments throughout san francisco, we have invested millions of dollars in rehabilitation, and in some instances that rehabilitation, the quality of that work has not always been good. and i am really concerned, and i know that this is something, that is better than not doing anything at all. and there is work to be done. and as much as this is going to have a tremendous impact, you know, i am concerned about cutting corners, in order to either to stretch the dollars, or stretch profits.
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or what have you. and as it relates to the quality of the work that needs to be done. and especially in the instances of those properties that are, you know, over, 70 years old. and really need to be torn down. there is going to be a lot of work that needs to be done there and i would like to know a lot more what your office plans to do, to over see, these projects. to make sure that the quality of the work that is done, is good quality and you know, folks are not just walking away, with large profits. but we are getting this work done, to the residents, and we are making sure, that this is not work that needs to be done, in the next ten or 15 years. because i know that we are required to, and we will not be able to, and i will give you an example to, in the court and using that program, west side court deserves a new and, they
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deserve new housing. but unfortunately we are not going to be able to do that in the near future and as a result we will not be able to do anything new with the west side courts for another 15 years. because of rad and the question that i have is, what does this mean for the residents? does it mean quality workmanship? does it mean that, you know, the rats and the roaches and the pipes, and all of the challenges that they deal with, on a daily basis, will be solved as a result of the amount of money that we are investing to repair their property. >> thank you, supervisor for your comments and your questions. i will acknowledge that given the volume of projects, we have had to emphasize cost containment with the developers, simply because it is not customary for us to carry this many projects at once. and we have kind of an allowance for the rad projects for the two phases that have or have forced us to are very, and
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more than ever, of the bottom line, on the construction costs. >> and that said, i feel at this point, some of the projects that you mentioned that you are alluding to, for example, the holy courts and back in 1940, and the original piping has never been replaced and the mold, problems were there and due to the concrete construction. and that property, that we are doing, 20 million dollars of rehab. and we are going to be doing, some large, systems replacements, and we are not cutting corners on those areas that effect the life safety, and the building envelope which is the fancy term for water proofing and roofing. and for accessibility. and so that was kind of our over all, directive to the tune of life safety and that includes, fire alarm systems and security systems and like i said the billing envelope and the accessibility and we have
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hit all of those marks and because of the favorable terms that we are negotiating with the bank of america we are bringing aa lot more resources into the portfolio and we are going to be able to add back some of the construction items that have been engineered out. and so, even though we would like to have done more and there is always more to be done ore goal, in the 20 year use of life for these properties which is a requirement and it is also, a requirement of the bank. in terms of construction, monitoring, the bank of america, is a construction lender and they have construction supervisors on site at the projects every month, and the city as a construction, member will also be, on the site every month at all 14 projects and will be approving all construction jobs and inspecting work and we will be approving all change orders and we have hired up and so we have now four construction managers at the office of
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community development that will be working on the rad projects as well as other projects and i would be happy to provide you more detail on the staff and the work for those folks. but i feel like we have the systems in place to manage this scope. and it is, and it is the developers, and the city's mutual goal to do as much as possible to make and improve the habitbility of these sites for the sake of the residents. >> so >> i appreciate that and i am glad that there will be a lot of oversight, but i want to also give you examples of some of the issues that some of the residents faced when we rehab work is done more specifically in the western edition, so for ken garvy, for example which is a project that was completely rehab taited there are residents there that are still having problems with their stoves, and problems with the carpet on their stairs and it is not being installed correctly and the problems with the bars that are hanging where
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they hang their towels in the rest rooms and the need to basically, you know, put those towel racks back into the wall on several occasions so we are talking about the work is done, the materials are selected and they are installed, and you know, the people who are moving in back into these units, are dealing with basic quality of life things to the point where there are several households that still don't use their stove because of some weird smell, which i know that the developer tried to work to resolve the issue. again, it is still a problem, with two many of the residents. it is a consistent problem, with a lot of the different residents of garvy and the other project which was completely rebuild was plaza east, also done by related. some very similar problems, not with the stove, necessarily, but the quality of the appliances.
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the refrigerater and the bathrooms, and the walls, and the ability to hold towel racks and we are talking about putting one or maybe even two towels on a towel rack which many of us do at home, and the fact that it is a problem, and that is an issue for the residents is something that i am concerned about. the point that i am making is you know, when we look at the quality of life in terms of safety, and making sure that the pipes are installed appropriately, that there are things that deal with, you know, mold issues, and other things in terms of health and safety, issues. we also need to look at, oh, and none of the other things that i could mention is, and installing the carpet. and with no carpet mats or anything, to protect the floor, or anything that, and i mean that, and it might as well not have been carpet installed in the first place. based on the quality of the carpet that they installed, but
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more importantly, the fact that there were just it was a flat, basic, carpet that should not have been installed in the first place, so the point that i am making is, i am hoping that when we and we are rehab taiting these properties, that yes, we are doing what we can to meet life and safety standards. but we are also thinking about the people that are going to live here. and making sure that their units are prepared for them, so that we don't want run into a lot of these problems that are sadly consistent with rehabilitation work in any of our affordable housing developments. you know i just want to make sure that this is not, continuing to be a problem. and we keep our watchful eye on it. because, my, i don't want to have to revisit, you know, work on these projects or con stit
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you ents contacting me about the fact that they can't use their stove, or the fridge is out, or they are running into, whatever problems we are running into. directly, after rehabilitation project. if we can keep a real sharp eye on projects and making sure that we are holding these developers for a high standard for the folks that they are, 20 million dollars is a lot of money, and i know for construction costs, in san francisco, sadly, it does not go sometimes a long way. and it is also, definitely not enough to tear down a property and rebuild it, i get that. but it is certainly enough to make sure that we don't have to look at this project and do any additional work, other than basic maintenance for the next ten or 20 years. >> thank you, supervisor. i would just like to add one comment. and in connection to your comment. one thing that we are going to be able to do after the rad conversion is actually have on
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sight property manager fully staffed because of the thoser and funding constraints, it has been common to have one property manager, share them on several sites. and the same thing going for the maintenance and the repair folks, and the janitorial and so we are going to have a much more responsive on sight, management structure at each of these sites association that in the case, of failing construction or amendies and stoves, etc. there will be fully staffed, property, manager departments available to be responsive and where there has not been before. >> and that does not, get at your concerns, but hopefully, we will be in a better position to be responsive to the residents. >> i want to say two things about that, because with plaza east there is a full time on site person, for that property. but, there is no money to do the repairs.
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there is no money to you know, respond to the residents in a timely manner. so, you know, is that going to change as a result of the program? >> all of the underwriting requirements include replacement reserve deputy and we also capitalize the replacement reserve for each project and so the project starts out with the healthy reserve. and so for those kinds of capitol repairs. and the bank of america as invester lender will also have the same kind of requirements as does hud and so the idea is to start the project off on the right foot and give them, set up a bank account for them where they can start to make repairs as soon as possible. we also require what is called a po, and a physical needs assessment every five years. where the owner looks at the building, systems and estimates when the things will need repair and so that goes everywhere from boiler system
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and roots all wait to appliances in the unit form and in the unit and so that is a tool that allows them to plan and look at their reserves that are available. and request additional funds, or plan accordingly, if they are, or if they anticipate a shortfall. >> so i think under, after rad conversion, there will be more safe guards in place for that allow us to plan and be really thoughtful about these kind of repairs and making sure that we are ready to make them when they are ready to be made. >> will the residents be trained in order to take on the important opportunities of property management on site property management? >> that is a question that will probably go individually to each of the developers. and some of the developers involved in the rad conversion, have employment programs for residents. for example, community health and partnership training, and residents, and low income san franciscans in the clerk,
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program and they have other, employment, and enterprise, opportunities, and i know that they will be provided the desk clerk staffing to other projects. and so i don't know if those are specifically for rad residents. >> okay, is that information that we, or that you can provide my office with? >> certainly, we can, we can pull the developers and find out what plans are under way to work with residents in terms of employment opportunities. we do have we are working with the housing authority on their employment goal for the construction period. which requires a 25 percent of the work hours go to housing authority residents. and this is not just residents, of the rad, but all of the housing authority units and the city has provided funding to the family projects to set up the workforce development, and offices at each site so that is
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about 7 of the 28 sites, of the receiving workforce, for them right now to help to prepare, residents for the construction work, and through the barrier removal. and provide the financial support for the fees, and the groups, and tours and that kind of thing and so that is under way right now at all seven of the family sites. >> i am thinking also, long term too, in terms of if they are going to have the on site property managers it would be great if the residents can receive that kind of, and if there is individuals who are interested, they can begin the process of training now, in order to be prepared when those job opportunities become available. >> we will be sure to have the developer get you that information. >> great, thank you. >> what about the pest control? >> is there any plans to do anything long term with the pest control and maintenance? >> i mean, that is the example the pitch plaza has a really horrible, rat problem.
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and not mice, rat problem. it is just really, pretty disgusting, and we have called the department of public health, and we have tried to figure out ways in order to deal with the fact that you know, clearly, rats are getting into people's homes through underground, and somehow, through the trees in the walls and i mean that it is a real, horrible, horrible problem and so i would like to know what the plans are when we are talking about rehab these properties what are we doing to protect the residents from rats and mice and roaches from all of the pests that none of us want in our homes? >> well, i mentioned all of the city departments that have been contributing to this massive effort, i should have mentioned the department of environment. we have been working with folks there to get complimentary assessments, and the pest assessments at all of the rad sites before closing happens and we have also made sure that
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pest treatments, are part of every project's relocation plan, as you know, the residents are going to be moving in and out of their units during the construction period. and that provides an opportunity to really, get into the units, and make sure that they are pest-free, once they are reoccupied by the residents. and so, we have a lot of resources on board, there is also money in each project's budget to complete, the work that is recommended, by the department of environment folks, before the conversion. >> okay, i would like to invite, todd crater from the tabernacle to talk about the specific plans because we have identified pits as one of the projects that has the most difficult pest issue as we have identified. >> okay. >> thanks.
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>> supervisor, breed. and >> i am with the redeveloping of the pits as well as the west side courts. and to address, supervisor breed's question, about pest control, measures. at the current time, we are committing with the assessment of every single unit, by pest tec which is the city's pest control they separately engage, the test tec to move forward
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with actually identifying the extent and nature of the pest problems including the rodents and the bugs that are going to need an early sort of preconstruction phase the report will be generated and describing, you know, the specific measures, that will, be required to abait the problem. and so, that is, that is the early, let's call it the early abatement process. prior to actual construction, once we close and get possession of the property, the contractor, will be conducting an abatement process that is
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intended to basically rid the units of the pe.s that are going to require that kind of, that kind of treatment prior to the and they recommend that the contractor have already agreed to implement to prevent the
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problem from it and that is fully much the full scope of the program. >> thank you e >> one thing that they were told is services, and that would mean the service at thes site and could you tell me a lil bit about what the plan is for services? >> yes, thank you, during the predevelopment period, and in other words, up, and up until, closing in october, the city is provided, predevelopment funds to each site to be able to provide, one on site services connector, and so the services connector is not case manager, and it is not a social worker,
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the services connector is intended to in the predevelopment period, especially, build the community and build the connections to the existing resources, that the city already is offering residents. it will be used to pay for the service correcter position. the way that it is sized is approximately, one person and one fte, per 75 units and so the larger units or the larger projects will have as many as three ftes, and there is one project in phase two that will have three ftes. >> and in addition, the human services agency, and in a separate contract, was providing, operations, support, to the service connecters. and so, giving them the funds that they need to do their work, whether it is funds for activities and funds for their
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computers, and funds for their printing and etc.. and so, the projects themselves do their operating budgets are just paying this very narrow staffing across and the city is coming in, and supplimenting these additional funds. >> and i guess that i would like to probably at a later time, more detailed up date about what this would entail because that was one of the most important components in terms of this transition, is making sure that residents have someone who is really an advocate. of making sure that they are not just getting in an office, but that they are doing, more to meet the residents develop, the trust with the and the opportunity for the reenrolling in school and to getting connected to, like you said, all of the great services that exist all over the city and
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also, and the individuals not feeling comfortable in going to other neighborhoods or other parts of the city. and so, what kind of mental health or other kinds of persons we could bring in to the developments directly to help, this is a different component and moving these items forward, i want to make sure that many of the promises that were made to the residents, when we brought the rad program to their attention, that those promises are kept. and that, their expectations of what this program would bring, are not only met, but they are exceeded. and because i, and i do think
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that, you know, this is, this is, you know, a, a, tool, and i am really, happy that we were able to move through this cycle of implementing this program, so swiftly and i know that we did not have much of a choice with the feds, but i do appreciate the mayor's office of housing really, rolling up its sleeves and making housing preservation, a priority as it relates to the residents who live in the public housing developments and mostly the housing in the city and i mean that this is going to make a difference for so many people. and i am just hoping that, you know, we will see, some significant changes as a result of this program, so thank you. >> thank you, supervisor, and i want to share a little bit more detail on the services. as you mentioned, you know, the services folks that are in there, now. are spending a lot of time, helping residents with the transition, to rad.
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and the goal of rad is not to impact residents, except for in the positive ways by improving their housing and providing the services but there are certainly administrative tasks that the residents have to complete and so the services folks are helping the residents work through that and understand it. and get them to the table, to complete, these tasks. and one piece of great news, is that we negotiated with the bank of america and as i mentioned the invester and the lender on the portfolio and they are giving another 2.3 million dollars in service fupds to the projects which will be available during the construction period only. it is kind of like a one time, funds, and the developers are going to be able to do that and use those funds, during the relocation, period and the construction period to build community, and assist residents, as they are moving in and out to the relocation and really, have the flexibility to identify where the needs are, in the resident
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population. and provide, services on and beyond what we had originally budgeted for. >> if there is any other information that you can provide me for like the bank of america and things that they have done to give back to the city. because i am not really familiar with anything that they have done to be you know a good community partner in san francisco. and so, that would be really helpful information, as well. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> okay. colleagues, know other comments or questions, we will move on to public comment, on items 4 through 17. anybody wish to comment. >> (inaudible) basic properties and we have a location (inaudible) housing authority. require, (inaudible) painting the exteriors and also, replacement of the new carpet
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and pest control (inaudible) to be put to full consideration for the new residents for the affordable housing. good communication are required for the property manager and the future residents, in the units for the total security and smooth transition, (inaudible) 100 percent (inaudible) services happiness. (inaudible) thank you. >> okay, anybody else wish to comment on item four through 17? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> i want to thank everyone for their presentation and discuss here, and we will send the motion to send these items forward. >> so moved. >> motioned by breed and seconded by tang and, take that without objection. >> and clerk, could you call, 18 please? >> number 18, resolution, declaring the intent of the
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city to reimburse the concern expenditures authorizing the director of the mayor's office of housing and community, development, to submit an application to the california, limit, allegation, committee to permit the issuance of residential revenue bonds, not-to-exceed, 16 million for the 1035, folsom street and 21 columbia square street. >> i am with the mayor's office and i am here to present the resolution, authorizing an application for the bond financing to fund rehabilitation work at columbia, and this will be the financing that will not require the city to place any of the funds and reparticipatement of the bonds, it is a 50 unit, rental complex, serving low income families at 1035 folsom
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street. and the project sponsor is mersy housing california and the tax credit invester and bond purchaser will be identified over the next few months, following a request for the proposal process. and the rehab process, at columbia park will include, the replacement of the windows and the installation of the systems in all of the units and the repair and the replacement of the fixtures and the grades to the light and hot water systems. >> following the rehab, the project will serve low income household and 29 of the units will be reserved for the households earning approximately, 70,320 for a family of four. and 20 units will be reserved for households earning no more than 50 percent and that is about, $58,600 for a family of four currently. >> and in terms of the time line, we plan to submit, an application to the california
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committee in three weeks and if it awarded an, we will ask for at proval and it will occur in february or march of 2016, with the construction there after and it is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. >> here it is and the representative of mercy housing california and together on behalf of mercy and the mayor's office of housing and the community development we would like to thank you for your consideration today and we look forward to your support for this project and with like that would like to conclude the staff report and answer any questions that you may have. >> colleagues any questions? >> okay, anything none we will open to the public comment and anybody wish to comment on item 18? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, could i have a motion to send this one item forward? >> motion by supervisor, breed and seconded by tang and take it without objection >> any other business in front of us. >> mr. chair, we would like to -- take a motion. >> thank you.
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>> and yeah, i would like to make a motion to excuse supervisor mar from today's meeting. >> motion by breed and take that without objection. >> okay, thank you, for that, and do we have any other business in front of us. >> no mr. chair. thanks, we are adjourned.
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>> good morning today is tuesday, september 22, 2015. this is the regular meeting of the abatement appeals board the first item on the agenda is roll call. >> commissioner clinch commissioner mar commissioner mccray commissioner walker and commissioner mar commissioner president melgar is excused next item to the oath all parties giving testimony please stand and raise your right hand do you solemnly swear or affirm the testimony you're about to give will be the whole truth and nothing but the truth? to the best of your acknowledge okay. thank you you may be seated the next item

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