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elaborate spreadsheet and we could certainly bring it together, but we did a careful analysis of everything mta that included the bus operators. it included maintaining the buses and including light-rail operators and maintenance and crossover tracks. the pcos do have a cost. we worked closely with our manager of safety who knows how to handle special events. we learned a tremendous amount from america's cup and we learned a tremendous amount of what we could do more around at&t park and have as many pcos for the warriors as at&t park cha has which has almost twice as many people going to an event. you see it's not the same every time because we have to make sure we don't burn people out. one would be an unmanaged high-level series of events without respite for the pcos
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and built into what would be a hiring plan that looks like a pco for the year strategy that avoids burnout and manages the events and manages the number. that is all part of the costing of the figure. >> i know a lot of your work in other projects is to make sure that people are multi-modal and not just using even just transit, but also biking in different ways to get to places. i know -- thank you to mr. welts for being here -- i know the warriors want this to be one of the most bike-friendly stadiums if not the most bike-friendly in the country. i'm just wondering for the funds used, you mentioned pedestrian and bicycle access programs. will it include bike-sharing and some bike-sharing stations, but also additional secure bike parking areas as well? >> there is parts of the project that are costed out. there are parts of the background infrastructure that is developing. you saw for instance the blue-green that allows cycle
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track, that makes a huge difference in people's ease of biking to and from the facility. we talked earlier about the waterfront transportation assessment and document what is your address the bicycle sharing facility at the site. that is an important aspect, because a lot of people would pick up a bike-share station somewhere else and the capacity of a bike-share station to handle special events. one of the biggest areas is the bike valet and working with the bike coalition and they may be in the room and certainly helped us in past with testimony. how valuable bike parking is for at&t and expanding bike valet above and beyond at&t park, even though the warriors is about half or less of attendance.
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>> thank you. >> colleagues any further questions at this point? okay. thank you everyone. we may have further questions after public comment. why don't we start going through public comment now. we have a number of speaker cards and if people would line up on this side of the line, we'll have two minutes per person and get going here. [ reading speakers' names ] real quick, before we start public comment, supervisor kim is here and her district lies in and she just shuttling in between committees. >> thank you, chair farrell. i want to appreciate the members of the public who will
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let me make opening commentsment i'm currently in land use committee over a project that is also being built in my district, the 5m project. i just wanted to make a couple of comments about the legislation before us. first of all i'm excited to see this project is finally pursuing approvals after a 3-year process. as many of you remember it was originally proposed at pier 30-31 [#2*-/] and 32 and also district 6 and moved to a new location where it bought its own dirt, blocks 29-32. i just have to say i was very much willing to work with the warriors on the originally proposed site to make it work for the existing neighborhood and with the incredible transportation challenges that were proposed from that site. but i do have to say that the new site in mission bay is much more favorable, and it's because it's still a
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neighborhood that we're building. allows us to put into place infrastructure and other institutions to make it more favorable for the traffic concerns that i know many of our residents have as they are squeezed between the current giant's stadium and new warriors's arena. this provides a complementary mixed-use district development and further establishes it as a destination. it will provide the state of the art arena and training facilities for the 2015 nba champions, as well as event for concerts and other large events. i'm glad to see one of the event centers prominent neighbor ucsf is able to offer endorsement, working with the city and warriors through their concerns regarding traffic. i also want to recognize the commendable outreach of over 18
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months' of stakeholder outreach that has gone into the support of the biotech community, the mission bay cac and i see chair kernwood is here in the audience, as well as ocii and the planning commission. although this project is generating millions in fees and tax revenues the events center is being proposed without city subsidies and will not cost taxpayers dollars. on the contrary project will be a large driver of revenue growth and provide annual contribution to our city funds. for this reason i believe and i support it's reasonable to utilize a portion of these fees and taxes generated by the project to mitigate impacts. this fund has been established to address the primary concerns of transportation, very much listening to the workers and residents of the area, to issues of crime and littering that also result from large events. to ensure we can fully fund strategies that minimize the events center's impact on the
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neighborhood. i'm sure many comments have already been previously made on what this legislation will do and i'm glad to see we'll be dedicating the funds whether it's parking control officers to ensure that the city has a stadium and arena, while ensuring that our workers and residents can continue to exist in a livable neighborhood and community. so i do want to thank all of the partis that were involved in making this a reality today and thank the bunt budget committee for hearing this item. >> thank you, supervisor kim. with that we'll continue public comment. >> thank you very much and good afternoon. my name is esther sterns .
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transit, crowd management and the general ambience of the neighborhood. so i'm very appreciative of the work that the warriors and the neighborhood groups have done working together to create this transit plan. i don't think there is any way that any of us can know what it's like to have this events center in mission bay and while we appreciate planning we want to ensure there is a flexibility to the planning, so that the city can be responsive, when we actually see what it's like to have the events center there. that is what i think is special about the work that people have done. i think it's really a flexible plan that accounts -- that gives us options, if things turn out to be different than people anticipated. i think as the southeast corridor grows, the city has to keep investing in transit for this neighborhood and i think the warriors, the revenue associated with the warrior's
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arena gives us steps and i hope you approve the transportation improvement fund. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> mr. chairman, and members of the committee, i represent the bay area transportation working group. we are not opposing this project. we are somewhat neutral. but we are concerned about the impacts of the arena on san francisco, both the physical impacts and fiscal impacts. it sounds like your staff has done a lot of work to try to encompass all of the physical impacts. that means mainly traffic and parking and i can see that can be mitigated. if they have covered it thoroughly and it sounds like they have done a lot work on it, it may be okay. as far as the fiscal impact is concerned there are two aspects that concerns us. one is what mr. rose brought up, you and that is are the revenue sources truly there for you? or is there some doubt
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about that? in other words, if history and experience is any guide, the revenues almost always are not as great as they are projected. and the costs tend to be more. so there is that concern. the other would be the degree of fixity as to your leverage over the developer. do you really have the legal need -- i mean the legal power to exact whatever it takes to cover those city costs? it sounds like mr. rose has raised one concern there. i would enforce that and say that really ought to be looked at rather carefully. i can see why a private developer wants to use municipal bond financing, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the financier, namely the city should be at undue risk. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> my name is john and i'm a principle at economic
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consulting and here to speak to the fiscal impact of the events center. first as to the issue of taxpayer dollars not being used for the arena. it's true they are not being used to build. they are being used to subsidize in effect through the use of the revenues from the arena and providing traffic mitigation and infrastructure development. so there is say form of subsidy going and the gap between costs and revenues becomes perilously small and the contribution to the arena to general fund revenues is likely to be quite small if you factor in the uncertainty over the estimates of costs. it's not clear there is a substantial contribution to the general fund. i have a report here i was asked to produce that looks at alternative development on the
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site. very similar development. current development is two commercial buildings one retail and arena. if you instead you take the arena out and build a facility that could host biotechnology companies of which there are wide variety in the neighborhood. what i found is the net impact on revenues of switching to biotech instead of an arena would be a positive impact on general fund revenues very conservatively estimated at $2 million per year. if you get a little more creative, in the construction of the building, you can raise those estimates to, as much as $7 million a year. so you can think of that as being the cost of bringing the warriors to town. you are giving up between $2 and $7 million of general fund revenue and to emphasize a biotech facility could house up to 2,000, perhaps more employees, whereas the arena will employee a mere 500 people 6789 thank you. >> thank you very much.
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next speaker, please >> my name is iggy and my wife and i own a house and business in the mission. our son was born at ucsf with severe heart congenital defects. they took great care of us. we love that hospital and we love san francisco. we have invested our lives in the city. we strongly oppose the proposal to build the warriors arena across the street from the children's hospital. we have two concerns. first, when our son has a medical emergency, that is the only hospital he can go to in the hospital city that knows how to treat his condition. we are very concerned that the arena traffic will prevent our son from getting the care he
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needs. asking familis to deal with the noise and traffic from an arena on top of everything else they are going through is just adding insult to injury. ucsf leadership has been bullied into going along with this plan and in doing so they have let us down. i hope the board of supervisors will be brave enough to stand up for our families and our cities against big-money interests trying to build this arena. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is patti and i'm a san francisco native. as well as a potrero hill homeowner for going on 34 years now. so being a life-long san francisco
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resident, i'm sure you can well-imagine the numerous developments i have been witness to and you i continue to observe today and right now we can't go two blocks without seeing another construction crew. i have seen these impacts both positive and negative in the community and know those developments that succeed are spearheaded by organizations such as the golden state warrior who have been willing to come to the communities and hear our needs and you our concerns. i think the giant's at&t park actually symbolizes a development landmark that becomes an integral part of our community and i believe that the warriors are committed to taking the same thoughtful approach with their events center. for these reasons and we have raised our children and they are life-long fans of everything in san francisco and all that is san francisco, i would like you to approve the
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transportation >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. howard, for the sierra club. when san francisco first contemplated the downtown we now have because bart was coming, the first thing we did was limit the amount of parking you could provide for any office buildion. . so san francisco at that time limited parking to 2/10th parking space and here we are the rest of the city has one parking place. and then we hear about all of the traffic congestion. if we had the downtown controls in this area and downtown is what? a mile-and-a-half away, we would have very little of the downtown traffic congestion and wouldn't be worried about people having to drive their
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kids in emergencis to hospitals and muni would work better. all of this kind of stuff would work so much better and yet, here we are, we have almost approved it, 800 some more odd parking spaces, when 100 or so for the presidents and higher ups this work in the office buildings would be plenty. you know what you do that, what you are doing is really creating money for muni, because the parking fees and the parking taxes that was the next thing we did a few years later, would be so much more on less parking places and the neighborhood meters would have to be so much higher to take care of these things and muni gets all of that money. so here we are, i'm happy we're talking about money, but muni could get so much more, the city would get so much more if we really had a sensible parking plan for this project. otherwise, it's wonderful. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please.
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>> hi. my name is jasmyn and i'm here to read a statement from one of our supporters who couldn't make it here, bruce agot, the transportation rep and board member of the rincon neighborhood association and wanted to provide comment as a resident of mission bay. i'm very pleased to see the approach taken by the warriors and city to address traffic and overall transportation concerns in regards to the warrior's events center. although it's a complex set of issues the warriors working with the city and ucsf have developed a best in class approach and agreement. in addition to performing a thorough eir, the parties listened very closely to the concerns of residents and businesss and they have come to agreement on several fronts to ensure transportation and other quality of life issues are resophed resolved through the approach including a
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development of in-depth public transportation plans including local hospital plans. a committed and secured funding source, the transportation improvement fund and lockbox agreement secures funding necessary to provide services, 3 stakeholder involvement, the creation of transportation improvement fund advisory committee consisting of representatives from each key stakeholder group and 4, accountability. under worst-case scenario, where traffic cannot be mitigated the warriors have agreed to limit overlapping events to 12 a year. a self-generated funding mechanism, stakeholder review, accountability and pre-determined corrective actions, this should be a model for all future san francisco projects. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon supervisors, thank you for hearing me out this afternoon, concerning the
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warrior's arena and transportation package. i'm originally from seat seattle and when the sonics came to the city and said you needed to upgrade the building the city council said no. therefore the basketball team left seattle and went to organic oklahoma city. i think we're very beneficial receiving a privately subsidized arena versus falling on the taxpayer's shoulders. within a mile there is about 9,000 parking space as valuable for visitors and great bart transportation from east bay to san francisco.
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to incentivize them and i ask that you please support this transportation package today. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [ reading speakers' names ]. my name is eddie conrad. i would like to say that first and foremost, i am a fan of san francisco before i'm a fan of anything else. i love this city. we're a world-class metropolitan facility and one thing that amazes me the warrior's organization, whenever an issue comes up, a negative issue, they have come up with a cohesive, conscientious and responsive plan to resolve those issues and would be easier for ambulance and emergency vehicles to get to the hospital on game day than on a regular game day because of the warrior's commit ment to
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designate lanes solely for getting to the hospital. the taxes that would be generated will be great for the city and the infrastructure. the jobs that will add and also i think we always talk about hidden costs and underestimating projects' complete costs. i think we're also underestimating how much benefit there will be because of the unforeseen things that will happen with this type of venue. for instance, republican or democratic convention. all of these things kind of bring tax dollars and tax money into the city. my job, i meet people from all over the world, from paris, milan, beijing and they all say the same thing, when they get money enough to visit a place, they go to san francisco. they don't go to oakland, or santa clara, they come to san francisco. so with all due respect, would i like to quote the words of another chairman of the board, who was when he
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was asked how he thought about san francisco many, many years ago he said, now there is one grown-up swinging town, baby. that is what frank sinatra said when he came here. i don't want to let them down. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm joel. i'm an electrician with electrickal workers 6 in san francisco. i grew up in the city playing basketball at the high school here, not playing basketball at college here, but attending college here in san francisco. i want to speak on behalf of our labor, the electricians local 6 and management today. the san francisco electrical contractors association, both of who are very much in favor of the project and think the transportation improvement fund is adequate than following the project through the process, speaking at the board of
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regents. both unanimous decisions last week, at the ocii commission and the planning commission. we'd like to also state we have been working closely with the office of economic and workforce development and city build to ensure that san francisco residents have a chance to work on this job. we're hiring residents. our contractors employee residents and we have members that live in the nearby vicinity and we have contractors based nearby the project site. these contractors are also inin favor of the project because this project is encouraging very fair competition management-wise. our companies pay their payroll taxes here and gross receipts here and the warriors have committed to working with us and our laborers and we would like to support the project today. >> thank you very much, next speaker, please. >> committee members my name is chris keller, a residence of
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las altos and i know about the work you do and want to thank you for the time and effort you put into your jobs. i'm here today as a member of the public to support this program, and this project, this arena for all of the same reasons that others have mentioned. i'll make my comments brief. i do currently drive for lyft and uber as a contractor. i'm not here to represent either of those organizations, but to the extent that they are changing the way that people move around the city, to alleviate traffic and parking concerns, and that is something that is helpful. i want to note in a couple of these meetings that i have been in, the amazing collaborative approach that the warriors have taken to solve problems that have come up, to resolve concerns in the community that have had issues with a project
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of this magnitude. rick welts and his team are a world-class organization and not only are the warriors currently creating a new type of game plan on the court, that other organizations are trying to copy, you can see that here in san francisco, with the collaboration between this organization, and the city, represents a playbook for other professional sports organizations to copy to, mimic the kind of success that they have had. lastly, i just want to say that i am a father. my wife and i have four girls, and raising kids is all about creating family memories. and for me and my wife, that includes watching games on tv and taking our kids to fun and interesting things. this arena, the images that i have seen so far is something that i look greatly forward to taking my kids to. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> good afternoon, supervisor. my name is stephany, and i run the gardens, which is san francisco's first transportable community garden. i just wanted to say thank you so much for what you do. but one of the things i know is that as i tried to get my support for nomad, i wanted to say that the warriors have done an amazing job to actually ask the community what they want? i'm just very proud to be part of that conversation, and to just tell you guys also, my background is in architect and urban design and think that the transportation plan that they have put in place is really very strong and robust. and i'm very supportive of them coming into the neighborhood, and would actually ask you guys to consider approving. thank you so much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please.
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>> good afternoon, supervisor farrell, supervisor tang, supervisor mar, my name is corinne and i chair the citizens advisory committee and i rent the mission bay cac on the ballpark, mission bay transportation committee. when the warriors first proposed the arena at pier 30-32, they listened to us when we said were were most concerned about transaction transportation issues. traffic and transportation are the keys to our neighborhood concerned abouton 13:21:33 transportation issues. concerned abouton surviving this especially after 15 years of the giants and by approving the eir and by approving this transportation fund, you are helping us to
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move forward, hopefully with some flexibility. so that as we learn what the impacts are, we can address them as we have been with the bt cc over the years. i ask you to approve the transportation improvement fund and committee and let us move forward. thank you. >> thank you, ms. woods. next speaker, please. i will call a few more people as well. david lombardi, tony mobley. mike mcgongaling. >> i'm representative of the sheet workers in san francisco and we applaud rick welts and his team for collaborating with the building and construction trades council on this project.
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it will benefit local restaurants and local hotels, and furthermore, it will create thousands of good-paying jobs for local residents and contractors as my colleague alluded to. to take it a little further, it will also create career pathways for local youth through our state-approved building apprenticeship program. good paying jobs and pathways for kids in the bay view and hunters point and kids that are often overlooked that won't go on to be doctors, but highly skilled building trades people that our economy desperately need and urge you to support it. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is diane gray and i'm a native san
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franciscan, homeowner in the bayview-hunters point community and also the executive director of bay view association for youth, a college access program for the bay view middle and high school students. the warrior's proposed development is a win for our city and a win for our community in the southeast sector. the transportation improvement fund as it is currently drafted will also benefit the bay view transit system. last week the project received around of unanimous endorsements on the dine and design and environmental review and they have been strong partners in our city that -- thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> thanks for having me. any name is mike mcgonagle and i live in mission bay and strongly support the warrior's project. when i wife and i bought our home over three years ago, we knew that the neighborhood around us would change and change in a big way and we looked forward to the way. for those in the neighborhood, that change hasn't happened fast enough. this project will replace acres of empty space with a venue that san francisco has always needed and has lacked. it will also come with substantial transportation improvements that we have heard about today. those of you that think more biotech is the answer to a more livable neighborhood, i encourage you to walk the area at 7:00 or later. you will soon realize that all of us who live in mission bay already know, nothing is going
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on. these workers arrive in the morning and go home in the evening. leaving behind an empty and quiet area where crime can and does take place. the arena is a gift to the city and our neighborhood. it it will bring a vibrancy that has been sorely missed and will showcase the diversity that makes this city great. i encourage you to support this. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is stewart canning, i'm a resident of mission bay. thank you for having us here today. i'm also a 10-year resident of san francisco, and my entire ten years here i have worked for non-profit organizations that serve the community, and my goal, my work is to invest in san francisco and make san
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francisco a better place. so you have heard a lot of arguments, and a lot of value things that the warriors' stadium will bring to san francisco. i think there are some important discussion points that are also been raised about how we can bring the statement effectively into the community, but supervisor kim's most important point, i think, mission bay is a community that is building. so we have an opportunity to do it right, and clearly, the warriors are committed to do it the right. overall, i think all of us in this room are for the warriors' stadium and want san francisco to be the best city it can possibly about. with that, it's absolutely clear in my mind that the warriors are committed to that too, and we should bring the stadium to mission bay. i hope that you will approve all of the proposals before you today. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, my name is david lombardi and i live in the mission. just echoing and following-up
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up on that comment making san francisco the best city it could possibly be, i think a project like this is absolutely necessary for san francisco to be able to hold itself in world-class status and to zoom out and remember that very rarely does a project come to a city, you either hear about projects bankrupting cities and the warriors have come here to do something great for san francisco and have shown us the transportation plan that will not only assuage the plans to get to the arena. being a person who lives in the mission, i drive and use muni and understand how the flows of traffic and how some of the pains in getting around the city work. in this location, where you can get down to the bart 16th
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station or uptown, i think this is the most untapped transportation potential this city has on the eastern side. and with the plan that the warriors have presented, i think we can tap into the transportation potential at a cost that they're basically funding. so i urge you to approve this plan, it's a dream come true for a city that really needs this >> thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is howard picket, i just wanted to tell you that san francisco travel is committed to this project because we really believe it will create thousands of jobs and generate millions of dollars in economic activity for the city. as know travel and tourism is one of our big economic drivers in the city. last year we welcomed over 18
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million overnight visitors that supported about 87,000 jobs, and contributed $665 million to the general fund. while the numbers are very impressive, there is more we need to do to be competitive with cities. with the renovation of moscone center and our major customers, meeting and convention planners still point out how badly we need an indoor event venue like the one being proposed here this. project will give san francisco a spectacular venue to address this need and its excellent design, we believe will make the center easily accessible and ease crowd movement to make for safe and enjoyable events.
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for these reasons we believe that the new facility will create a great new venue in the city and will help us to stay very competitive with other cities around the country and around the world that we compete with. so we would ask you to please vote in favor of this. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. i will call up a few more cards. [ reading speakers' names ]. >> good afternoon, and thank you, commissioners for hosting this special meeting for the san francisco warriors' events center. my name is toni mobley and some of my friends know be as antonette, a loud, proud warrior's fan and we're talking about the transportation improvement fund. that t-train trying to get home
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on the giant's is just horrendous. it's been horrendous and i know the city has been meeting with the sfmta board and community to come up with strategies to calm that traffic around at&t park and mission bay. biotech companies talk about coming in and bringing 2,000 in there and they leave in the afternoon. and we're still -- they are still not addressing the issues of residents just wanting to get home after work. so this transportation improvement fund to me is very, very personal. i really appreciate the warrior's collaboration with all of the government entities, the bicycle coalition, but primarily, with the community. i mean, they stepped really up first-class and came out and have been talking with us over the last 18 months >> i mean they came out
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swinging, you know? i really, really appreciate for them. they couldn't have come with this plan at a better time, given that the central subway is in alignment with the rollout of the new events center. that will even further improve that little hub there, bringing in tracks where there is one platform, you see in that will accommodate more people. it's safer. you know, right now you have to go even if you are going to the eastside, you have to go over to that track and cross that street and cross that street and takes you five minutes, it's just kind of crazy, you know what i'm saying? so this plan makes sense. it just makes sense. and they are going to pay for it 100%, you can't ask for a better gift than that, okay? so go warriors. you all say yes to this plan. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon pat
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valentino, south bay merchant association. we support the project and our association also supports this transportation improvement fund. i also should mention that i live in the neighborhood and travel through the neighborhood quite eight a bit on public transit and as several speakers mentioned how important this is overall. specifically it's been a community-oriented and i have run into peter albert running along the waterfront several times and he said i ran to clear my head and he starts to talk how he is going to find solutions, which he has obviously worked with the city to control come up for this project. the warriors have come to us and asked for our input and we
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have given it to them and they have come back with a highly strategic. a lot of us just commute in and out of the area and this will do wonders for our transit needs separate from the events center. looking at the events center itself and its use an average crowd of 9300, ranging from 5,000 up to 17,000, they are setting it up for 17,000. we're going to have an average of 9,000. america's cup arena was 9,000 and did fairly well with a very limited transit plan. i think we're going to be in really good shape to see the net benefits of this. we appreciate the strategy put into this fund. it's a strategic fund that will benefit the neighborhood and take care of the needs of both capital and operations of the center. so please approve the fund. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. i will call out the next cards. [ reading speakers' names ] if
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there is anybody else aside from those speakers when want to speak, please line up on the far wall. >> supervisors, good afternoon. potrero neighborhood association. we're pleased that our amendments on the citizen representatives and the business representatives, ." representatives no. 3 and 4 has been amended and we would like to request district representative have the same controls as representatives 3 and 4 so they live in the mission bay neighborhood, potrero hills, somewhere close to the stadium and not out on treasure island or the tenderloin or someplace like that. we're optimistic with the proposal from the warriors and in the area where it's going to cause significant issues, a number of residents of potrero
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hill and dog patch are still highly concerned that this -- so this needs to be sold to them. so they understand what is going to go on there. the proof will be inment implementation by the city, the mta and warriors. we need the additional cars for the t-line and to go to caltrain and not terminate. the ferry landing is critical, because the giants are telling us that a large percentage of their patrons are coming by the ferry boats. so a ferry landing would also help mission bay. the e or end line needs to be extended to 25th street and needs to be pcos and a livable street s for dog patch and potrero. we have speeders and people running stop signs and significant problem because of
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applications like waves that route people on to our streets instead of keeping them on the freeways. thank you for your time and at this time the boosters are not endorsing the project, but would like to continue to work with mr. albert and the committee. >> thank you, mr. castro. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, carla tucker, native san francisco and academic enrichment program. we also have a group of wonderful supporters from various communities and organizations, which brings me to talk about our nba championship team the golden state warriors. the warrior's project will attract over 4,000 jobs both permanent and construction. seeing that bay view has the
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highest unemployment rate, our families are excited about the opportunities that this will bring to our city. the warriors have already demonstrated tremendous amount of community support particularly in the bay view community, by providing tickets for kids and families to attend professional basketball games, awarding several bay view organizations grants, refurbishing our courts and neighborhoods and showing just an overall commitment to health and education. it will also trigger creation of a brand-new waterfront park along the terry a. francois boulevard, which will set a tone for better access to the waterfront and eventually add a connection point to other waterfront projects like the hunter's shipyard and candlestick point. the move will generate more than 40 million upfront funds to pay for transit improvements for the neighborhood, including expanded muni and t-train services. this is something that will also definitely benefit the families in the bay view
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community. i think that san francisco deserves a world-class sports and entertainment facility. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, my name is tom lippe and i represent the mission bay alliance that opposed this project as you know. i will submit three letters one from my office that objects to the ceqa finds and other from cocounsel that talks about the public subsidy you are going to provide and the third one is one that you may have seen before, from bruce alberts and 20 other faculty members from uc f sf, if i can paraphrase, for this area to be health sciences and biotechnology and this is a key legal issue and because the [pro*-ept/] project sin consistent with the redevelopment plan in a number
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of ways. i want to move to big-picture points of the process. i have gone to the hearings and since the time of the final eir, there hasn't been enough time to look at the serious legal issues. any development is -- it's both a political process and a legal process. and sometimes the politics can overwhelm the law, and here you have lots of strong political forces that are urging you to approve this project. but you have lots of legal reasons to stop and say, wait a minute, we have legal issues, we have legal violations. and i think a comment that was made at the planning commission last week summarized my concern, one the planning commissioners after the public comment said there is a small restaurant on grove street that we had earlier on the agenda that got more opposition than
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the warrior's arena. that denigrates the written opposition that has come in. my client has submitted 40 letters that detail serious legal violations and also den grates the depth of the faculty members who signed the letter to the original vision for this area. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, chair, and supervisors. my name is barbara french. i am vice chancellor at ucsf and i'm here to represent chancellor hall good as the rest of the ucsf. werish to express our support for the golden state warriors event center and development and specifically for the ordinance that is before you today. ucsf has been studying this project for overia a year. initially the concerns focused on the impacts to the hospital, that opened this year, cancer
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children and women. as we study the project, our concern quickly focused on the traffic impacts and how that might hinder the ability for emergency vehicles for patients and their families and for the more than 3,000 employees who work at the hospitals to get to work on time? we in analyzing the project, we do support an active mission bay environment, which some neighbors have testified today. our concerns quickly focused on the impacts during what we call our peak hours, the times there would be an overlap between a large event at the arena and home-game of the giants, and a situation that could bring more than 60,000 people into that neighborhood. we looked that the time, because our analysis showed that this would likely cause the biggest traffic issues for patients and our health care workers during this time of analysis our chancellor publicly announced his
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qualified support pending some agreements around traffic and last month the city, the warriors and ucsf announced that we had those agreements and ucsf gave the project its endorsement. it's our firm belief that the measures that you heard of today, as well as other measures that have been implemented will provide a level of monitoring and management sufficient to ensure that people who need access tot to the hospitals and workers to provide that critical care. in conclusion, we do support the ordinance before you today. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> hi. i'm scott van horn and thank you for the opportunity to speak today. i'm a dog patch resident. i live just a block from site and i can actually see the site from my deck.
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i'm fully in support of this project. the benefits it will bring to the entire area are immense. the warriors have worked with the residents and city and transportation plan including bus and light-rail service, almost 30 parking control officers and railcars and additional police, the possible ferry service, bypass track, et cetera. all are wonderful and needed, but the thing that really shows how this is a clear win for our neighborhood and city is the transportation improvement fund. this fund will allow the city to spend money on whatever it decides to as the project progresses and events start. i would anticipate eventually using this fund to do things like, provide even more service from 16th street bart station, some additional officers in the dog patch area after events and
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hopefully building the ferry terminal. local businesses and residents desperately need the transportation improvements with or without the new arena. however, if we let the billionaires and lawyers who want the land for themselves, we will get nothing and we'll continue to have a dilapidated field and pit sitting there for many, many more years. we'll not get the new services and businesses and we'll not get the warriors next championship. thank you. we urge support for this project. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is john cornwall and 20-year resident and member of the board of rain rincon hill
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development association. the big 800-pound gorilla is transportation and congestion. so we can order all the extra streetcars we want and put in bus bridges and all the rest, but currently we all know there is a 2-8 p.m., even without a special event at the ballpark, 80 is already congested and the on ramp to mariposa is congested and we have reached saturation. there is some very high-level traffic studies that we did when was going to be on pier 30-32 and showed that the commute hours would be extend on each end. you have to ask yourself, there is something very unique about the sports events and the events are synchronized. if you have offices or labs, people would adopt their schedules, but you have 18,000 people coming to a sporting
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event that begins and completely overlapping and synchronized in terrible hours. every single event has thousands of hours of disparate impact and i could get into the opportunity costs of an arena versus office space or what have? when these entitled projects come online, transbay terminal, the giants, it's going to be car -magedon >> thank you, any other speakers.
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>> thank you, supervisors for letting us speak. my name is rudy from the united players. been serving the community in the city and county of san francisco 21 years. we just cleaned your neighborhood. that was the kid's version. kids in school. we are here in full support of the warrior's stadium built in a city built in a city that is built on champions. we have right here in -- right here behind me, people from district 6, people from treasure island, people from.tenderloin and south of market. president obama is speaking about re-entry and we have one brother who did 35 and rick stevenson who just came home
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and did 36 years. when you talk about re-entry and talk about giving opportunity, this is the people from the community and the people from the hood. we are ground-zero people. we are the people who are about safety. that is our no. 1 thing that we fight for, is safety in our community. they say don't stop -- we need housing. we need jobs. we need health care and this is the opportunity that they are giving to our community and our people. so we're thankful for that and letting us speak here and letting us share. thank you. >> thank you guys for coming. much appreciated and thank you for being in district 2 over the weekend. it was fun. >> i don't know how many lead singers you have had before you, but here i am, gold records and a prison record and it's a pleasure to be here and support this. thank you all. >> thank you. anybody else from the public
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who wishes to comment on these items? please step forward. >> hi. my name is alex and i'm here representing the mission bay alliance as winston-salem. wall. i wanted to say given the new information revealed by mr. rosen budget analyst report but what or because this information is different, to
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ask for a defer to read through the documents and absorb what was shared today putting the taxpayers on the hook for $29 million that as of yet unfunded and process the fact this stadium is not generating the kind of revenues that we had previously anticipated. thank you. >> thank you very much. anybody else wishing to comment on items 1-4? please step forward. anybody else, please line up on the far side of the wall, so we can finish it up. thank you. >> my name is leo schwartz and would request more information according to the brown act. these materials are not published in compliance with the brown act and i had to call on friday to find out this meeting was being changed and nothing was posted until after i called midday friday items 1-4. so they should be posted
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farther in advance. thank you. >> thank you, anybody else to comment on items 1-4? seeing none, public comment is closed. before we get to discussion amongst our colleagues, i would like to call back mr. adam vander water, who had comments based on some of the testimony earlier. >> thank you, chair farrell. supervisors, a couple of comments in response to commentary today. first, there was a comment made about parking. and a suggestion that this move entirely to an office space. the proposal before you today is actually 100 fewer spaces than would be allowed under a full office development. so it's not by any stretch of nba standards by mission bay standards or city code, overparked. second you heard the university of california, san francisco talk about access this. was a very important thing in our conversations with the community. i mentioned the local hospital access plan, which provides
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access for non-emergency vehicles. what i did not mention is that eir analysis talks about no significant impacts to emergency vehicles under the no project, the project, the project plus cumulative conditions and the 20/40 conditions and the reason we're able to say that, there are transit priority lanes, north, south, east and west and once we complete the 16th street corridor on 16th street the red-striped lanes under traffic code will permit emergency vehicles. and on an occasionally basic non-emergency vehicles to use those lanes. our feeling is between the 28 parking control officers, the transit priority lanes, and the added transit service to the neighborhood, that even under peak conditions that access to this neighborhood may actually improve over current conditions today. there was some commentary about
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the fiscal impacts of this report. these were comments that were made last wednesday, and we responded to at the planning commission last thursday. they are simply holding up the revenues from the arena against the proposed sources we presented today, versus an all-office building. which they resume would bring in an additional 2,000 employees without impact to city services. so they contributed zero costs to the added employee and gave no benefit to the existing employees as part of the two office towers on-site. finally, with two other comments. one with respect to the other budget analyst recommendation, that we did not discuss. their first recommendation. we fully agree with that recommendation and, in fact, the item before you, item 1 today, adopts the ceqa findings and the mmrp included in that
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mmrp and ceqa findings is a transfer of responsibilities adopted by the ocii on tuesday and by the mta board and while we're in full agreement with the budget analyst, it's an unnecessary amendment to make today because it's already contained in what is adopted before you today. finally the comment about rush to judgment and request for continuance. this has been part of the standard approval process. we have been providing adequate notice and, in fact have been responding in writing to what we refer to as data dumps within hours of our meetings and don't feel there is any new information that wasn't addressed in the analyses or our responses to comments.
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>> thank you, any comments from my colleagues or questions at this time? mr. vander water, anything else that you want to add? >> just one second. >> by the way, in case i didn't do it, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] >> we also submitted a response to a commenabout public subsidy for the project in writing. and submitted that to the clerk of the board as part of the file. >> mr. vander water in terms of amendments to item 1 that you distributed earlier, could you just briefly highlight what they are for us? >> to budget analyst recommendation no. 1. >> no, no. to item no. 1. the ceqa findings. there was -- i believe some
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small amendments handed out earlier or ask our city attorney. >> the substantive items of the recommendation that we have handed out in response to some recent comments with the neighborhood related to the composition of the advisory committee that would be advising the mta for the transportation improvement fund. >> that is item no. 2 and to talk to item no. 1 really quick. >> john malamut from the city attorney's office. there were before you today there are four pieces of legislation and each one has a series of minor technical amendments made to it. your questions were about the very first item on the ceqa findings. many of these things are just minor additions.
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one recognizes the mta's approval on november 3rd. just a few other minor things. while i'm here i might as well speak to amendments to the delegation ordinance, which is the third item on your agenda. there was one small addition on the -- it's on page 4 of the ordinance, line 23 and 24, just recognizing the existing process that the city usually goes through for accepting public improvements and recognizing that the director of public works can make those decisions in this case, given that everything is really mapped out in terms of what the obligations are for public infrastructure. there are also a few minor additions to the last item on your agenda, the street and
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easement vacations, and that is primarily to recognize there is an existing agreement on the use of the temporary terry francois connector boulevard that will remain in place until the permanent improvements are constructed as part of this project. there are a series of agreements that the city needs to work through with various parties to make sure that that can remain open to the public. so it recognizes what those agreements would be and delegates that authority to the director of property to negotiate the final pieces of those two agreements. >> okay. thank you very much, mr. mallet. colleagues any questions? so we have these items before us, items 1-4. let me suggest unless there are overall comments i would like to say thank you to everyone from the public in support/opposition who came out to all of our staff -- to the warriors and their team, to mta, i know this has been a
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long time in coming. ucsf in particular for being out as well. we have item 1. let's take this one first. we do have technical amendments that were just discussed and would like to entertain a motion to accept these items. >> so moved. >> motion by supervisor tang. will you take those without objection? [ gavel]{enter} and underlying item on ceqa findings as amended. can we have a motion to approve these items as well motion by supervisor mar. >> to a certain date, supervisor? >> yes, thank you very much, madame clerk. colleagues because we cannot act on these items at the full board until the ceqa time has run out, we're going to be forwarding these items to the december 8th board of supervisors meeting and entertain a motion to forward this item with recommendations to the december 8th board meeting. we can take that out objection [ gavel ] >> it's relates to item 2, let me suggest two things. first of all there were a number of technical amendments
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that i will quickly read through, done in conjunction with the different neighborhood groups. page 2 line 9-10, potrero hill and dog patch neighborhoods with regard to enhancement to multi-modal transportation. on page 7, lines 2-4 states that the controller shall in the assessment include separate estimates of revenues generated on the project site and revenues generated off the site in response to bla's recommendation and including the words any any neighborhood to be a seat on the advisory committee to address the concerns of potrero and dog patch neighborhood." and includes the requirement that one of the two mayoral seats be a member of the ballpark mission bay transportation coordinating committee -- and clarifis that one of the duties of the advisory committee to collaborate with the ballpark mission bay transportation
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coordination committee. so colleagues these are technical amendments, but i do think very reflective of a number of community conversations that have gone on and something that i would certainly like to support. so entertain a motion to accept those. >> so moved. >> motion by supervisor mar without objection [ gavel ] and the budget and legislative analyst has talked about two specific recommendations. i will just make my comments and open up for a conversation, particular around the second one around on-site versus on-site. i appreciate the commentary very much in the analysis from the board's perspective. you know, from my perspective, from a policy-level i do come out thinking that it might not be as accurate as on-site, we can definitely attribute revenue to off-site behavior as well, just as someone who was born and raised in the marina, and my parents stille


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