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>> >> good afternoon and welcome to public
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safety committee and neighborhood service of san francisco boferd supervisors. i'm john avalos the vice chair. the chair is supervisor kim and will arrive shortly and david compose and joins by supervisor aaron peskin. our committee clerk is erica major. could you share announcements please? >> silence all cell phones and electronic devices. speaker cards and documents included should be submit thood the clerk. items will appear on may 20 agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you mpt as we start our meeting i want to announce that todays meeting is broadcast on sfg tv by jesa larsson and jim smith. >> item 1 is hearing to answer type 21 offsale license for west portal
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express. >> thank you. we have a presentation from the police department and not saying-thank you, come forward. usually in the bull pin is-you are up now. >> good afternoon supervisors. before we start- >> if you can identify yourself >> sergeant [inaudible] san francisco al unit. >> thank you >> before we start the item there is one condition removed and that is number 2 so want you to know that in advance that item will be not be read into this report because we
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have removed it. >> that will be-we'll file or continue that? >> i gave copies for aench wn. everyone. >> okay. >> you have west porter daily x pres oallicated 36 west portal avenue. they apply frd a type twin license and this will allow them to sell off sale beer, wine and distilled spirit. zeer letters of protest, zero letters of support. they are locate in plot 980 which is considered a low crime area. they are census track 308 which is considered a high saturation area. teravel station has no opposition. approve with recommendations, number 1, sales are permitted between 8 a.m. to
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11 p.m. each day of the week. no prepackage beer or malt beverage not be sold as a single unit. no wine sold with alcoholic content greater than 15 percent by volume accept for dinner wine, which has been aged two years more and maintained a quarter bottle. no. distilled spirits [inaudible] beer wine coolers in 16 ounce our less xinate be sold by single container but sold in prepackaged multiunit quantities. the sale and service and consumption of powdered alcohol are like non liquid alcohol base product is prohibited. it should be noted i have spoke with the applicant who
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agreed with the above listed recommended conditions. >> very good. thank you for your presentation and work on this and why don't we open forpublic comment. any member who would like to comment on this item? seeing no mb do we have the actual merchant who is opening up? that will be a good time to talk now. thank you. >> good afternoon supervisors. david [inaudible] i'll be brief i bow you have a null ajepda today. this used to be a magazine periodical newspaper shop that became obs lute and folks in the community asked for a high lenl one stop shop where they can pick up essentials and craft beers,
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local wines and top shelf spirits. mr. hudaud has limited space and doesn't plan to use much of the shelf space for the spirits, just the high end lucore and brandies and limit the beer and wine to two cooler doors, so we hope that you'll approve. >> okay. thank you. mr. aduala you like to speak too? no. okay. no other member would like to comment? seeing none we'll close public comment and colleagues this is live before us. a motion from pr supervisor kim and david compose will second that and take without objection and go to the full board for consideration. madam clerk. >> item 2 hearing to consider the issuance oaf type 64 general
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theater license to san francisco opera location will serve the [inaudible] city and couny of san francisco. >> thank you madam clerk. the sergeant is still here to present on this item. >> you have a pcn report for san francisco opera association located at 401 van ness. they applied for a type 64 license which will allow to sell beer, wine and distilled spirit. there are zero letters of protest, zero letters of support. they are located in plot 552 which is considered high crime. they are census tract 162 which is considered high saturation area. northern station has mow opposition. alu approvewise the recommended condition. sols of alcohol beverage permitted between 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. each day of the week. the sale
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and serving of alcohol biverage is limited to ticket holder only during and 1 hour prior and 1 hour after a performance of theater company. performance is defined as license operated true or actors or other performers for purpose of putting on performance. made only from stationary bars or portable bars and not sold or delivered to customer by by individually vendors. the sale of alcohol biverage for consumption off the premisses is prohibited. limit today two beverages per per sale sale. served in containers distinshished from non alcoholic beverage contain
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er. any employee or security guard assigned all alcohol beverage remain in the permitted area when the abc license is exercised. it should gee noted sergeant kennedy spoke with the applicant who agreed to the above listing conditions. >> great. thank you for your presentation. any comments from the colleagues? seeing none we'll move to public comment for this itemment if . seeing no public comment public comment is closed. colleagues. >> i believe one of the applicants would like to make a short presentation. >> i didn't see--okay.
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>> [inaudible] >> we have to reopen public comment. you can stay there but this was public comment and so i need to take a motion to reopen public comment and do that without opposition. >> thank you supervisors and sorry for the confusion there. michael sim son, cfo the san francisco opera and want to first of all thank you for hearing our proposal here for the type 64 license. most know as part of the veterans building seismic improvement and building improvement project the app raw bullet out sectionoffs the 4th floor and part of addition to office someplace we built a 300 seat theater in the court garden and what the intent is attract a younger and more diverse audience and one thing we find
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is they are interested in a total experience including not just a programming but drichcks are served so that is our driving motive here for type 64 license. we have complied with the neighborhood notifications and endorsement from supervisor breed and intent is follow all the rules that the officer highlighted and recommendations from the abc. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> any other public comment on item number 2? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues can we entertain a motion on thisitesm? item? >> so move. >> motion to move forward with recommendation and do that without ubsition. can you please call item 3? >> item 3 is hearing to evaluate monitoring inspection reportic and enforcement of craen safety in
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san francisco and identify the procedures that the city has in place to protect the safety and construction workers craen operator and the general public. ask request public work department of building inspection and california division of ocpotentially safety and helths to report. >> thank you and the sponsor of the item, supervisor peskin is in committee today so i hand over for comments to the supervisor. >> thank you chair kim and thank you to the member thofz committee and thank appreciate your scheduling. : i heard the mayor a couple years ago jokingly on the radio referring to the construction cranes that are blossoming around san francisco as the official city bird and of course that is because we have seen a unprecedented construction boom spired by what is a modern day gold rush in san francisco. i think john ram the director
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of planning corrected me when i said that. this is the largest construction boom since ww 2 and he believeatize is sth largest construction boom since the great earthquake and fire 110 years ago mptd there was a crane complaps in new york that killed one individual and injured 3 more which was a result of high winds that knocked over a mubl crane that wasn't secured and there was a crane collapse in west palm rr beach florida and i was contacted by san francisco constituents who suggested we undertake the hearing to get a understanding what type of precaution squz oversight are in place in san francisco. i remember a month after the loma preeta earthquake there was a failure in san francisco
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where 5 people were killed. november of 1989. i remember that well, all most 20 individuals were injured. there are i understand now some 56 tower cranes operating in the city and think we need to know what safety precautions are in place to be proactive and plan for the future growth in san francisco particularly as we move towards using specialized crane designed to operate in dense urban area with restricted air space in jun jested areasment these are in neighborhoods experiencing a increase in construction and have dense populations and high pedestrian foot traffic. i want to thank you the staff to present and thank sunny an ghoulo who has worked the staff and educating the supervisor and i like to engage the folks from department of building inspection and cal osha to give
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a better understanding what is out there and be ahead of the curb curve. i like to have this conversation abstent a failure so we are not in a situation of why didn't we think about this in advance. so, i would like to invite gary hoe, or structural engineering from department of building inspection and dan lowly deply direct frr dbi inspection service division up to present a overview of permitting and safety guidelines. i want to acknowledge tom hui is here, head of department of public works. after that i like to call up jim mccarthy cam department of industrial relation local crane unit staff to speak about the inspection requirements and oversight and determine they see with
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safety issues. i want to acknowledge san francisco public works permits manager jerry [inaudible] and elnor tang san francisco public works senior engineer are here. i see bill strom from dbi. if i can ask mr. hoe to come up or who ever will make the presentation? is that you bill? who ever will make that presentation and thank you for preparing it. >> my name is tom hui director of building inspection. before we start the presentation i want to give you little bit of the background of the story also behind why we are make sure the safety of the cranes. i remember when i joined the city one day before october 89 earthquake and after
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the marina inspection and suddenly the failure of the power crane at kearny and california due to jacking up the crane there. after that our department have developmented administration bulletin to guide how to apply for the permit. 4 years ago when i took over my job, i say, even administration [inaudible] want a better guideline and have information sheet to outline what people need. first of all, this is transparents and put forward this information in the website. everyone can review it, the designer and [inaudible] everybody have the same
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thing, they review and approve the same way. and then we have more strict requirement to make sure it is all public safety is our number one concern in our department as we work with all the supervisors or the public. then, today we have [inaudible] to give you some overview what we do to make sure the crane safety is number 1 concern when doing this construction boom. we have [inaudible] senior structural engineer also my deputy director of the inspection service to give you some oversight on the construction or answer any question. i'll stay over to answer any questions too and then i want to address my [inaudible] structural engineer, safety is the number one my
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goal to make sure the whole city is protected with you know, to have the public safety is number one concern for our department. thank you. >> i'm the most lucky guy [inaudible] to let me [inaudible] power crane safety in our city. dbi requires that a [inaudible] to pull up any self standing tower crane in our city. now, the tower crane is a crane that get taller and taller as they build
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and they leave the foundation for that and then they need to tie back to the building structure. for the free standing tower crane rsh we just need to have a foundation for it. the two pieces of document there is requirements. the first document that tom talked about, we issued that around late 2002 and that is [inaudible] that is for the crane site safety plan and building permit. the second piece of document is the one that the come out just last year. that is the information sheet. [inaudible] that is for the structural requirement for a tower crane foundation and attachment for the foundation itself. >> is that ab 46?
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>> no, ab 23. the first piece of document. the second piece of document is s-01. i think you should have a copy of that. >> yes, i do. >> okay, good. >> february 2014 document? >> all the document actually [inaudible] you can look at our website and look at the documents. let's go back in time [inaudible] construction activity between january 2003 and december 2012. the [inaudible]
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see on the map is the permit that we issued for the tower crane and location of it and then you can tell about 10 year period of time we only have about 13 of them. and this map shows the construction tower crane activity between 2013 and now. you can tell just like we just we talked about the construction boom. we have 56 of them. you look at the red dots are focused on the transbay area. i guess this is south market area and along the [inaudible] some along the at & t >> looks like supervisor kim's district.
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>> this slide talks about how we will get a permit from our department. i summarized the information based on that ab 023 and i [inaudible] and then i divide that in basically 6 categories. the first one is the permit application. they need to put in the information, the [inaudible] for the tower crane and the scope of work and the project value of that. and then the next item is [inaudible] calculation and then i will talk about it a little more in the next slides. [inaudible] to decide the foundation to
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[inaudible] the tower crane and also need to have a ladder from the engineer saying they looked at the structure design and recommendation that from the [inaudible] report. the next item is the special inspection from the [inaudible] i'm going to talk about that more in the next slide. the next item is the copy of that cal osha permit application for [inaudible] and operation of the crane. the last item is the crane size safety plan submittal form and crane safety compliance agreement and which i'll talk about more in the next slides. here is the requirement for [inaudible] nob
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plans and calculation. they need to show the location of the crane and [inaudible] height of the tower crane and louding area. dbi looked at that and think [inaudible] look at that also. >> when you said the bureau street and mapping look at that is that because they are in public right of way? >> the boom swing. >> because the boom swing swings over public property? >> that is right. we always want [inaudible] for the structural plan they need to show the foundation because that is picking up the crane itself and show the size the foundation and rebar they will put in it and for those tower crane they want to tie it back to the structure because
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they dont want them to [inaudible] for the structure they need to show how they tie it back to the concrete. you see connection [inaudible] they need to tie it back to the structure by routing or [inaudible] all these plans have to be stamped and signed by oo license structural engineer and they need to provide calculations to support what they show on the plans. helps show comparing 2013 cbc that is california building code and [inaudible] 7-10, that is publication by the american society of civil engineer. [inaudible] signed by the structural engineer.
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then we talk about inspection. dbi always send a inspector out to look at what they built. basically they look at [inaudible] basically they want to see what they built is what we approved on the plans. we also require the owner to provide special inspector to look at the critical item. example, the concrete they use and rebar they put in the footing and [inaudible] and routing and [inaudible] they need to provide special inspection and get that prort back to us. >> how do you determine when is a special inspection is required and what it is required for? >> basically from the building
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code. it is the critical element for the foundation. the critical element of the [inaudible] how they support the crane. reinforcement and foundation because if footing [inaudible] we need to put the rebar in it to pick up the [inaudible] it is important because we don't want the crane to tip over so how they tie back into the the concrete structure is basically [inaudible] they need to route that to a steel structure that is routing and bolting. >> thank you. >> the next piece of document is the crane site safety plan submittal form and crane safety compliance
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agreement. it is a-this is actually a document, a [inaudible] that say that they need to submit all the document that we talked about and they also agree to the following items. this agreement has to be signed by the tower crane contractor and signed by our engineer also. the tower crane safety contractor agreed to comply with all the applicable requirements from cal osha and from the manufacturer and in addition to that they will provide a safety [inaudible] on the job site installing-increasing
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the site and dismantling of the crane. that safety [inaudible] should be from the crane manufacturer [inaudible] or representative of a license crane certifier. [inaudible] that is to avoid the heavy traffic. [inaudible] and mta and the controlling contractor and [inaudible] no installation or increase the height of dismantling the crane can occur during the work day hours, in the morning to 7 to 9 a.m. and afternoon between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the third item they agree is that, they need to [inaudible] must be on site when the crane try to lift up over the roadway or pedestrian
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walkway during the hour of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 7 in the afternoon. they are going to direct the foot traffic and vehicle traffic and they will direct them away from the location that they [inaudible] >> mr. hoe, that last criteria with regard to a flag person being there on site between 7 and 9 and 4:30 and 7 in the evening, when was that developed? has that been around for a long time? >> i think [inaudible] >> the reason i ask is our a.m. and p.m. peaks as everyone in the town knows from a vehicle stand
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point and pedestrian become elongated. you have pedestrian flows that are robust earlier 4:30 in the afternoon. presumeally this is a safety measure but we may want to elongate the times. >> i think this is a very good point and can work with tom to revise this then. i guess that pretty much sum of my presentation. >> thank you for your presentation. i don't know what is appropriate to ask cal osha and dbi representatives. i'm not sure and maybe you can explain where the jurisdiction of california osha begins and ends and the
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jurisdiction of department of biltdsing inspection and dpw begin and ends. can someone explain the jurisdictional intersections? >> i get someone from cal osha and dpw can explain that in more detail. thank you. >> mr. mccarthy. >> james mccarthy, the crane unit from cal osha. >> what is cal osho's role in crane safety and what jurisdiction do you have oppose today the jurisdiction the city has? >> cal osha jurisdiction begins with employee safety and have to have a employer employee relationship to become involved. >> if you raise the microphone a little bit? >> do you need me to repeat what i said? >> no, sir >> the responsibility of cal osha crane unit is assure the crane is
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particular tower cranes are provided, erected, operated, climbed and dismantled according to the manufacturer recommendation but existing title 8 reguless formulated as a result of the accident in 1999. >> can you tell us about what that failure was? my understanding is that was a nob nab crane that was being jacked up at the time it failed, but in so far as all this comes from that failure 27 years ago, maybe you can tell us about what we learned from that. >> you are absolutely correct. that was a jacking operation which means the crane is raised in the height and that particular crane was what we
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called a top climb, which means the only part of the crane that is lifted up is the top most part which is the slew ring which goes around like a clock but horizontally, the counter weight and boom along with the operators cab. in that case 16 bolts loosened a jacking tower is erected and climbed to be directly underneath the bottom part the crane and it is engaged in 4 pockets. the crane is put in a balanced state and the hydraulic ram raises the crane a little over 20 feet dependent on the size the section brought in t. can be as little 13 feet 10 inches or 15 feet 4 inches, not quite 20 feet.
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these are in metric conversions. there is now a gap between the tower crane top and the existing crane towers connected to the earth. that gap is occupied by a 3 sided structural temporary tower member that grabs a hold of the existing anchored tower and the tower crane top is balanced on that. it is particularly challenging because you have to balance the crane within all 3 quadrants meaning left and right, up and down and boom in and boom out. excuse me. what they were doing is trying to save a little time,
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they didn't have the necessary dimension in the opening so they thought they could lean the top of the crane-they thought that would be possible which is count toor the manufacturer directions are to do. the manufacturer requires if you don't stroke up, meaning if you don't have enough room to bring in the new section, that you reverse the process, lower the crane, reposition all the structural bolts, reposition the climb a little higher so when you stroke the hydraulic ram that you do then gain the necessary height. they were trying to save a little time and when they leaned the crane the tower stays still and the upper part of the crane began
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to slew which means it began to turn or swing. the break that was deployed is meant to hold a crane from initiating that move, it isn't meant to stop it. that break was applied and over run because the crane had not quite 100 thousand pounds of counter weight and the counter weight swung pulling the crane backwards and pulled the crane backwards crashing on two buildings killing the operator, the iron workers -two iron workers up near the cab who were trying to run down the tower and believe it struck a bus and civilians on the ground >> the bus had just a block earlier dropped off a bunch of school kids >> correct. i believe it
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struck a concrete delivery truckt but the driver was able to get out i think. >> that led to the the creation of the crane safety unit at cal osha? >> it leds to the formation of specific set of rules that prior to that didn't exist all of the united states. california was the first and i believe still remains a significant leader in bringing about crane safety through close regulation. >> in your opinion how does--individual cities have their own regulations as we heard from mr. hui and hoe? >> we have a large city. i believe la has a set of regulations more particular to the electrical energy that are crane using and how it is transferred. i don't think they have-i dofent don't know they are involved as you are. >> relative to other crane
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incidence you see in you are line of work in the state of california, what do you see? are there close calls in the city or other citys or any other failures you know of? >> the accident in 1989 is classified as a tower crane accident. it really is a operator and erection crew malfunction. the crane did what it is expected to do. there is no structural failure that preceded the cranes path to the ground. so, the crew was held responsible for their misdeeds. unfortunately for their sake everybody that was on the crane died. >> in the intervening quarter century have there been structural failures or other failures that were a result of
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crews not doing the proper work? >> to the extent of my knowledge, not in california. certainly in seattle, new york, chicago, florida, texas, there are other states that have not received a close monitoring of their operations and have suffered structural failures. >> and that isn't happening here because you say california has been a leader. in your line of work do you inspect and reinspect is particular crane operation at erection and dismantling? >> we do, we have regulation for tower cranes of all sorts. we have regulations that are different
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for mobile cranes and we have regulations for fixed cranes such as those in the industry atauched to buildings. we call them overhead crane jz you have a number in the city. >> what about other cranes like mobile cranes on trucks? >> strange you mention that. those are the most frequently abused cranes because they are operated by people inadequately supervisors if inadequately trained. the trucks that deliver truss or roofing material or things like that, they rely not only on the crane design, but the truck bed design and maintenance of it. >> do you or dud dbi inspect mobile cranes?
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>> i can't speak for dbi. the state of california does permit and inspect all cranes over 3 times in the state of california. >> and in the most recent high wind incident in new york, did we learn anything from that that we need to apply here? >> well, it wasn't dissimilar from a accident i investigated a dozen years ago in the south bay. a similar crane was at work in a shopping mall and it wound up having structural failure again due to operator error. t thacrane was required to bring the boom in contact with the grounds in a jackknife fashion. if the winds approached 43 miles a hour. that night the winds
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exceeded 43 miles a hour, the crane twisted and tore at the base falling through the occupied shopping mall. nobody was injured luckily but that again was techtually a crane structural failure, but only because the crane had not been safeguarded as required by the manufacturer. the operator locked the cab, gone home and not done his job. >> sounds like there is a common theme which is not that they are not designed correctly but used the way the manufacturer intended. are the operators licensed? are there ways we make sure they are trained? is there a regimen that gives confidence
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after winds exceed 43 miles a hour they are doing whautd the manufacturer recommends? how do we monitor that proactively? >> yes, operators are licensed. you receive a license and tested to a national company, ccco. i believe they are headquarters is in florida. we accept that licensing criteria and do monitor the maintenance and effectiveness of the training. the crane license you receive to operate a mobile crane is different than a tower crane. there are certain operational differences, the machinery acts differently. as far as monitoring the activity of a operator after he has received a valid license, that responsibility is placed on his
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own employer. if we receive complaints or observe activitys that are of concern to ust as experienced crane inspectors, then we will step in and stop operation and investigate what is going on. there have been a number of people who have been removed from the operator seat because of observed poor performance. >> and does that-do you have the authority or i'll ask dbi the same question, the authority to debar some operator or contractor or subcontractor who has demonstrated record of operator error? >> well, cal osha can site the employer if we can demonstrate the employer knew
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or failed to adequately train that employee. that isn't really the case. sometimes emplyees are guilty of poor just like anybody else. when it involve as crane it becomes more dangerous than most other cases. we can take action against the employer but not the individual. if we see operator who is not operating to a minimum standard of acceptance we will go to his employer, first stop activity, go to his employer and have the employer remove him from the seat at which time he will be dismissed or reassigned to a different job. >> you actually have the authority on site to take a operator off a job if you see them not meet criteria? >> we have authority to remove
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the operator from the seat due to malperformance and will cause that to be done through his employer. i won't walk up and say get out of the seat, i will go to the employer who came to our attention and explain the behavior that isn't acceptable and instruct the contractor that his permit is likely to be suspended if that continues. >> i understand these are remarkbly tough jobs and if you think about the fact we have 56 cranes up and no failures, these are some remarkbly skilled individuals doing incredible work and was informed development projects can be delayed not having the best operators out there. this is as specialized work as flying a
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hel copter or maybe more so. in cases where you do have operators hired by the same employer that happen repeatedly, are you able to say that to that employer you can't get a permit? >> not only can i say you can't have a permit but will take your permit away. >> does that happen? >> yes. we frequently suspend a permit for any number reasons that are explained during the permit application review process. it could be something as minor as having a wet foundation which isn't minor at all because particularly with cranes the foundation is the most important part of the whole operation of the crt foundations effect the ability for the soil to
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support and resist overturn which is when the crane would fall over. in wet weather or weather in san francisco you have fog that runs down the length of the tower accumulates at the base and puddle and saturate the foil which effects the stability of the crane and do monitor that. i can't tell you how many times one of the 3 haven't caused the sussation of the crane. there is [inaudible] they understand it is about our perception of their not fulfilling their obligation. in some big jobs it can cost a million dollars a day to stop the crane. >> you just answered the next question is how many are you and the answer is 3 in the crane unit. >> 3 in northern california.
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>> 3 in norn northern california and outside the 56 tower cranes we have here, how many more do you have at your regular inspecting? the 3 of you, about? >> you have the [inaudible] we have quite a few in san jose and cupertino and one as far away as truckee. we'll have 2 or 3 in sacramento and had a series of dams built in the greater sacramento area and tower cranes are used in dam construction or demolition. >> so how ouchb often do the 56 get inspected? >> our permitted process starts with a application, a written application which we require for the
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erection of a tower crane. you have basically 4 companies in your area that erect tower cranes. they have a application on paper to us and tell us the kind of crane they will erect, the address, the -there are 17 items which we actually have published on our internet address that i can refer you to. but some of the more easily identifiable ones you will recognize are engineering that is provided by a california certified license engineer. we wasn't accept engine oars out of state. they have to provide with engineering based on another third party soil study that tells us what type of soil it is and what type of pressures it will
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support. that is given to the foundation engineer who designs the foundation formation based on the crane height, the boom length, what it will be picking and how high it is. and also whether it will tie into a building or not. generally speaking if you will be less than 219 to 230 feet dependent on the type of crane and tower used, you will not be able to provide tie into the structure. that is dictated by the crane manufacturer. beyond that height and will be required to provide another type of support for that crane. generally it is tied to the structure either by [inaudible] structural members that are fortified and hardened to take the stress of the
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crane which is a twisting turning stress the building sees. the foundation at that point only has to resist [inaudible] which means a ice pick kind of action in pinching upon the foundation and trying to push the foundation deeper into the soil. following that, we also review that the structure has been provided with the required engineering again by a third party license california engineer. we do that before each installation and sometimes we do find the embeds are wrong or that the call out for location is incorrect. we do all that monitoring before it is allowed to brought out to the site. >> once it is up and operating how often do you see whether or not all of the pooling of fog ends up
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compromiseing the foundation, do you do that on a monthly basis or how often do you do site inspections? >> we will come back and do repeat of our initial inspection every 6 months. on the anniversary of the first year, we'll have a third party certifier usually the same person who did it initially not a state employee but licensed by the state to perform test measurements and make a certification the crane is ready to operate as specified by the manufacturer. so that happens annually and we come back after 6 months. we are all over the city and if it is raining you can bet we make incidental stops with a active permit we don't need permission to
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come on site, it is pregranted. we will make a visual check and if there is a problem we will bring the contractor out and have them correct it or shut down the crane if we need and then continue on. >> colleagues any questions for mr. mccarthy? it is good to know that you are out there. do you have recommendations that you think the city would be well serviceed by relative to what we are doing on the city side? >> that goes beyaunds my authority. >> thank you, mr. mccarthy. >> you are quite welcome >> so, maybe we can ask who ever is the right person from dbi is few questions and colleagues i appreciate your indulgeance.
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>> thank you director hui. i wanted to ask in addition what we heard from california osha what steps do you take beyond ongoing inspections or special inspections? >> first of all, mr. hoe talk about we inspect the foundation, the rebar and have a special inspection just about 100 percent is special use inspection by a third party [inaudible] to make sure we [inaudible] anchor and all those. and also the free standing crane or mounted to the building then those also be inspected. also, we sometimes will ask the engineer
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erector to review the mounting to the building to make sure the building is safe. those are for the operation you hear from cal osha [inaudible] if they have a problem they work with us and we push the contractor or owner to make sure they are complying. those there dividing lines what is our jurisdiction and their jurisdiction overall. >> mr. hui, do you have jurisdiction-one thing i saw mr. mu carkty raise and cal osha has jurisdiction for mobile cranes over 3 tons, do you have permitted involvement to mobile cranes? >> dependent on the mobile crane they are in the side walk side[inaudible] public work and inside the
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building for example if [inaudible] we will have to review to make sure they can be operated with [inaudible] if they actually is a heavy quilt equipment they will ask us. >> i saw that in the administrator building, a mobile crane mounted on a crawler truck or similar cairier for travel or transit. what is the difference-i realize they are dpw jurisdiction but how do we track these mobile cranes versus what seems to be a robust regimen relative to tower cranes? >> tower crane is the one you can see when they move all the way, what we
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call a free standing or inside a building or outside the building exterior. the mobile means they have 4 wheel or 6 wheel, depends and then have a lift to stand on. generally most of the operator is from the street because they dopet want to do the free standing power crane. those are heavy, expensive crane. >> it sounds like mobile cranes are more susceptible to accident primarily as a function of training or lack there of. it sound like a tower crane operator is under stricter training and perming regimen that mobile crane operators. we had a chery picker that toppled over at union square. remember that incident? >> uh-huh >> i want to make sure you have
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the regulatory and enforce ment tools you need as it relates to mobile cranes as well. >> i remember on the street it isn't in our jurisdiction to enforce it because they don't apply for a permit on that part through us. >> we'll leave that for mr. [inaudible] mr. lowery, anything you want to add? >> good. deputy director [inaudible] inspection service. we wh we verify the foot frg the tower cranes we inexpect the rebar and inbeds and make sure the special inspections are signed off and attachments are signed off >> and then do you do permitting or monitoring during the development of the project or during the dismantling of the tower crane? >> that is cal osha
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jurisdiction. >> okay, that explains where cal osha starts and dbi begins. mr. san grunety. maybe you can tell us about what the cranes that operate in public works jurisdiction are and how you track those and how you permit those, that would be helpful for this hearing. >> thank you, jerry sang grety, department of public works street use and mapping. as you heard we largely in public works issue termerary occupancy permits for the cranes in question and have something to put on the overhead. that gives a example in case anyone is wondering what we are talking about. there are steck tack yrm you tube videos of these
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things failing left and right. what we are largely do is issue these type of permits under the temporary occupancy to insure that the street space they are taking from the parking strip and part the sidewalk to for example, in most cases they are there to in a short term basis maybe one or two days to remove and replace a h vack units on maybe a two story office building is what we largely have. currently there are 9 active permits related to that in the city and county of san francisco. jurisdictional oversight as you referenced supervisor peskin, differs to cal osha as well. we don't have any oversight control relating to anything more than the occupancy for these type of cranes. >> relative to pedestrian
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safety do you employ to the same measures dbi uses 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 4:30 to 7? >> yes, sir, that falls into mta and our jurisdiction for occupancy and additional street space if the boom crane is operating in the right of way. if it exceeds that or go into the the traffic lane because of the space requirements then they have to get a special traffic permit from mta as well, >> i assumethality chiry piger wasn't 3 tons and not under anybodys jurisdiction? >> i done know. >> was that yours? >> it is our jurisdiction. that is a rough crane fork lift and it exceeded the stability. they were
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picking up a potted tree. >> sounds about right. >> that was handled by the san francisco office and called into offer support for the investigation. it is required the operator have a license to operate that particular vehicle, he has to submit to a written test so the test is recorded and maintained. again, that is something that we title 8 requires and we caen be at every point where that is operated and that responsibility is referred to the employer who is putting that employee hopefully not in jeopardy but in a position to operate that >> they are subject to written test but local enforcement oversight
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beyond the street space occupancy permit? >> can only comment on what is required within title 8. >> do you know mr. mccarthy, does that title of state regulation preempt local action if we like a more stringent oversight regimen locally? >> a minimum standard and would differ to our legal department for the rest of that answer. >> thank you mr. mccarthy. i think if it is a minimum standard we probably have the ability to make a more stringent stands should we choose to do so. any thoughts in that direction relative to whether or not it is helpful for this body to give you more authority and oversight over the regulation of mobile cranes cherry pickers for which there a
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higher raetd of failure whether it is operator caused or otherwise? >> i think that would probably be a prudent idea. training would have to be associated with that but that goes without saying. currentsly my inspection staff isn't trained what to look for, but if that is the companies stricter regulation i'm all for it. >> presumebly we could tether that to the issuance of a permit? >> absolutely. >> i just think it is very interested and informative and it is scary given how many of these things are out there. luckily we haven't had anything, so anyway-just thauj thank you for what you do, it is very
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important work. by the way, you know there is something about people who do this work, the [inaudible] the facial hair. there is a certain look. i like it. [laughter] one thing i did note is dbi requires a safety representative to be on site relative to the tower cranes but it doesn't sound like we have a parallel requirement for mobile cranes, so that may be wurkt looking at. i realize this is a subset if you have 56 tower crane jz 9 mobile cranes but none the less it may be worth having a safety representative to the mobile cranes. what i heard is interest on the part of mr. hoe to the suggestion given the increes a.m. and p.m. pedestrian peaks that we take a look at
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expanding those hours between 7 and 9 and 4:30 and 7 and relative to mobile cranes i think we should initiate the same conversation with the mta relating to mobile cranes. with that, i want to thank all of the city staff as well as california state staff for your time and colleagues for your indulgeage this is helpful for me and look forward working with you off line to see if we need legislative or administrative updates to make sure we stay ahead of the curve on this important safety issue. >> thank you very much. >> thank you supervisor peskin. this is a very important hearing to have and it is a-things are not a issue until they go wrong and this this is important so we have a good understanding of the state and local agencies and keeping the residence and worker safe particularly around the large item squz like to hear
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more about how we do elevator inspection in the future but that isn't in the scope of the hearing i won't ask questions in monitoring our elevators. so, without further ado, any members the public that would like to comment on the item? item number 3. seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues any other comments or questions on the item? seeing none, would the author like the item to be continue today the call the chair or filed? >> filed >> we have a motion and do that without upsition. thank you to the department of building qu inspection and director hui and cal osha. can we please call the next item >> item 4 is resolution authraising the direct orproperty to execute a 3 year cafee lease to commence following board approval to city and coubty of
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sof and poets cafy city owns property within the main library located at 100 larkin for 3600 rr per year. >> thank you. today before us is a item that i'm a sponsor of on behalf of the public library authorizing the director of property to execute a 3 year cafy lease between the city and poets caf e. after seeing the new cafe i'm very excited about the public private partnerships in the public facilities, i think they activate parts the public buildings that may not get as much foot traffic and provide aminities to the neighborhoods that growing. the new cafe will
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replace the shutter dining facility on the lower floor the library. the new cafe is spected to be a benefit to the library patrons who use the building every year. do we have a presentation on this item? just for clarification this is coming before the committee because it doesn't meet the fleshold of referred to the budget and finance committee. >> good afternoon supervisor. roberto lombardi director of facilities for san francisco public library. thank you for your time. we are very excited and share your excitement and think the cafe will be very very wonderful aminity for the neighborhood, for the users of the library and i think our staff will be happy about it too. any questions i can answer for you?
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>> there are no questions at this time on this item so thank you for being here to pronet. >> thank you very much >> we'll open for public comment. seeing no public comment it is closed. can we take a motion on the item? >> motion to approve. >> thank you supervisor avalos. we do have a motion to move forward with recommendation and do that without opposition. any other iletms items before the committee? >> there are no other items. >> meeting is adjourned. [meeting adjourned]
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>> i want to welcome everyone here today and today, we are signing this very important piece of legislation and let me begin by thanking supervisor wiener so far his instead of leadership the sponsoring the legislation that will raise the minimum angle for anyone purchasing tobacco products and e cigarettes to the average 24 and that will take effect on july 1st of this year i know that supervisor wiener along with his co-sponsors supervisor mar and supervisor cowen and supervisor farrell and ultimately the entire board had a adopted this and this i know that the supervisors with working closely with our duty 0
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who has been documenting why it is showing so important to continue our efforts as a city if not as a state to continue be rooiktd the access to cigarettes particularly at journeying or younger ages that is advocated by the groups like the tobacco free coalition i want to thank them they're not just here in san francisco but the entire region and all over the country working with the health department making sure that supervisor wiener and not only pay attention it the science and data it is going on but that we do our best to end the suffering that is brought by by long-term smoking that obviously is the cause of cancer and asthma and heart
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disease we do our best to educate the public in doing so if not the industry that sells overseeing products and ultimate our kids are your family when in their 18 and 19 is shown that the coalition has shown over and over you're putting that some 95 percent of long term smokers had begun smoking at the age of 18 perhaps younger and as certain under the age of 21 those habit are so hard to end voluntarily so that's why we have to go to many other front to try to do this and that's why i think that the supervisor wiener has found a person cause and public health health cause if the violation kriebs the department of health
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to make sure that we do what we can to end our these diseases as much as we can to make sure that we also reflect as the mayor of the city if we can save a lot of money if we are able the medical systems we have to have in place it treat cancer and asthma with smoking is an incredible experience to the public safety the cleaner air with the coalition work on families that second-hand smoke impacts this has another critical reason why we want to do as much as we can and i think we're on the overview we know that supervisor wiener is already in contact with the governor's office as we are and with his the 1184
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particularly senator leno and senator henry's to insure that the state which maybe hopefully in our minds the second to join hawaii to end the sales of tobacco products and less people under 9 age of 21 it doesn't make it right because your 21 you buy tobacco products wild to end it. everyone hopefully with the adult level of age 21 that people make better health decision tore themselves and their family so i take this opportunity to thank the coalition i know that in looking at the data as they have done in working with us this year was a strong sense interest the data it the smoking rates are higher amongst people of closer and
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amongst the let the record reflect community and other xhucht we rank it with a hard impact sales work that is done by tobacco industry the may or may not lgbt community that's where we really have good data to show that the more we do to educate your communities be about this the better off we'll be so with all that background i want to say to supervisor wiener you have again showing the good leadership i'm going to give the pen avenue we sign this your accumulate more pens than anyone but thank you for your leadership and also working with such important groups like the tobacco free coalition supervisor wiener i'd like to invite you up here to say a few words >> thank you, mayor ed lee
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i'll give that pen to the advocates and the district for they're really horroric work tutor sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; 24 legislation in a way that highlights this critically important issue san francisco for many years has been on the cutting-edge of public safety whether around hiv or led pant and sugar sweetened beverage whatever the case weave been from the forefront and once again we are in the fire hydrant of what i hope will be a tile waive of proving health legislation that eliminates tobacco use in this country this is a huge problem we've been involved in a 50-year struggle but with the tobacco
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city that produces a product with no benefit whatsoever that kills a half a million people every year 34 is a serious issue and serious punting kiss i'm proud we live in a city where we can be on the cutting-edge where the politics of this city allows us at city hall to make good progressive policy i also want to say we know we're up against a very well financed component the tobacco destroy for decades has fought ever effort to try to control tobacco use and enemy linkage between their pursuit and the health we know that hillsborough tried to do that they have spent their legislation after an expensive lawsuit by the tobacco industry
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we in san francisco are willing to fight that fight that is amount about our city thank you to the department of public health we sometimes don't roles e releases how lucky with the best putting department that supports our efforts to make good laws that vascular critical exercise an amazing agency and our advocates for give us the political spouse space to to be able to do this and as the mayor adu u. >> you allowed we passed that legislation a week and a half good and the law jam the state assembly broke we that republicans willing to raise the tobacco age to 21 to pass
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senator leno's forward-looking bill to make sure that cigarettes are tobacco are still a way to get addicted to nicotine and will you the tobacco tax it is a huge step forward i hope goes to the governors desk thank you, everyone (clapping.) so are we ready to safe so far lives i'll add one mount reason not in my notes or the legislation but it is about my history about 10 years ago a mayor asked me to pick up cigarette butts as a public works decorator i say to all the public works staff that work hard if there was less settings that's another reason to sign on the legislation; right? yes all
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right. (clapping.) (laughter). >> today's date is - >> 16. >> that's it all right.
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>> >> good morning. welcome to san francisco city hall. i name is naomi kelly, the city administrator for the city and county of san francisco. i am thrilled to be standing here today with not only mayor lee but mayor libby jack.
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>>[applause] >> i am thrilled that we are here to announce that on june 21, at the mosconi center, there will be the bay area women's summit. posted by mayor lee and mayor shaft. we got >>[applause] >> this summit will be an all-day event that will bring together dynamic leaders mull over the region and country, as well as the community to discuss and address the challenges to bay area women as they navigate the local economy. i like to say, we are focusing on beat every one. as a working mom of 2 wonderful boys, age 9 and 6, i know firsthand the hurdles that we work in women and all women face. not only just as moms of
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kids, but also as we related to the other side of life in helping our aging parents. i am particularly proud that this event will address many of these challenges including workforce-workplace policies and benefits, pay equity, child care, leadership, mentorship, education, and entrepreneurship. i'm very excited to announce we will be joined by national broadcast broadcast journalist chris jasmine from nbc. keynote speaker and re-slaughter and -and many other local and national leaders who can speak to the ones of equity in power and, opportunity, for women including epa director lisa jackson, angela weber blackwell and many others. i'm incredibly proud of us mayor ed lee and
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mayor shaft. leadership and groundbreaking work on key efforts that help our community thrive. because of their work as cochairs in the initiative to raise the minimum wage, the state legislature passed a $15 minimum wage. >>[applause] >> that is tremendous work, considering that two thirds of low-wage workers are women. their efforts move-their efforts have gone beyond just our 2 cities of oakland and san francisco is the entire state and i think the rest of the nation that is watching these 2 mayors. now, i like to introduce my boss, my mentor of many years, my friend, mayor ed lee. >>[applause] >> mayor lee: thank you city administrator namely kelly for that introduction and for your hard work and am kicking off this event and seeing it through. everybody, welcome to the people's palace. >>[applause]
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>> mayor lee: thank you all for joining us on this kicking off of our 80 area woman's summit emma and i know mayor jack just whispered in my year, when we were together things will get done. you watch. you watch when oakland and san francisco and san jose were already working behind the scenes to make sure that were collaborating on so many issues that affect the modern-day cities across the country. we are going to come up with some really wonderful solutions and one of those solutions is to get together the women leaders of our communities, our commissions, are nonprofits, are onto the new worse, to come together and forge this summit to guide us on the best forward thinking legislation and policies we can have happen to have to make sure that were doing all the right things. i want to begin by saying, thank you, to the staff, to the
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commission, to the friends of the commission, on the status of women here in san francisco. for being such a great partner in this advancing our city well beyond the borders. you know, were living in a very special time in our city. special opportunities allow us to make sure we're doing even more for women and for families that are in need and to make sure they succeed. i just happen to come back, literally, 30 min. ago from the signing ceremony of our parental leave legislation, sponsored by supervisor scott weiner. >>[applause] >> mayor lee: he's made our city very proud and very proud to sign that because i saw in the families we met today that they are eager to make sure that when they have children, this city, and perhaps many
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other cities very soon, under the governor's signing of that legislation to increase family leave across the state, that we will do well to make sure we cover the entire gap. we'll see our city and hopefully the entire region become even more family-friendly. this legislation will bring much-needed bonding and security to our new mothers to my father's, same-sex couples that set up our children for success from the very beginning. the bay area has also been at the forefront for progress for women because we know when women succeed the world moves forward. gender equity, empowerment, opportunity is personal for me. i am reminded every day for my mother, my wife, my 2 daughters who are now women in their own right, to make sure that i do
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every day my personal response ability to keep the san francisco at the forefront of gender equity. we have made great progress. half of our city's workforce are women and they are equal to men in management positions outstanding women running major city departments like our city administrator, our fire chief, our emergency management, public health them up our ports, our environment, our human resources and the status of women directors. we lead the nation on family-friendly policy paid leave, health insurance, retirement benefits for working parents and family family work policies, like fully paid family leave. in recent times, we have come to join together as cities to make sure that we
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increase our minimum wage and boost paid family leave. oakland and san francisco are also exploring how to further advance families financial literacy, boost college savings, and supports women onto the doors. but mayor shaft and i know full well as mayors of cities around the nation know, that our urban areas are facing and affordability crisis. that's why we will focus on reducing the pay gap and create policies that create even more inclusive and more affordable policies that better serve the region for women. that's why were holding the bay area women's summit . that's why were holding the bay area women's summit on june 21 and focusing on the every woman. working-class and middle-class, working poor, those that need fair and inclusive policies to make sure that we have inclusive policies and
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legislation in our region. the summit will also engage men as allies. i hope to be an ally and a cold-problem solver just like jack baer, just like john kilroy, just the people at comcast, just like all the other men. we've got to be co--problem solvers with our women. right? >>[applause] >> mayor lee: but, at this summit, at the summit i look forward to hearing from inspiring nationally recognized local women get the summit will also have very intensive women and men as speakers and were signing on more every day. we are also recognizing that we are home to a lot of women entrepreneurs, and that's going to be reflected in many ways at this mayors summit. just small examples of this, the summit
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will be one of our sponsors among the bus was the founder of task rabbit it should be very prominently there. also, a woman lead company like urban centers is going to be there because they're going to be helping us with guaranteeing at least $200 a babysitting, or the babysitting or the entire day for working mothers and families who attend this women's summit. isn't that a great contribution? >>[applause] >> mayor lee: we have achieved a lot. we're very proud of it. but we are not here just to sit on the laurels of what we've done just yesterday. going to come and work together and work even more. i'm excited about that. i'm excited about the partnership i have with mayor libby shaft good when she and i and mayor gordo go together come come together on all these policies, whether it's housing,
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transportation, supporting our families, you know working to get stuff done. we will not waddle in debate. within the get a lot of this done because when the country looks at mayors, we don't have time to endless debates. we have to support our families right away and making sure they're included in everything that we do and with that, let me introduce to you not only partner, but she inspires me to do even more and were going to co-celebrate the wedding of our warriors very soon, mayor libby shaft. >>[applause] >> well, i'm very excited to be here. i'm excited about our team and i wasn't talking about the warriors. i was talking about the regional team because we know that the problems that are most pressing do not
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respect municipal boundaries. just last night elves on a panel with sam ricardo about climate change. the issues around affordability. criminal justice reform. the building for people to have income security, housing security,. we understand these are regional issues. they were not caused in isolation within any of our cities, nor will they be solved. that's why i'm so excited to be joining-and let me just be clear-this actually was his idea. the women's summit was actually the guys idea. okay? >>[applause] >> now, in case you didn't notice i am a woman and i am in a profession that women are very underrepresented in. that is being a mayor of a big city. i think roughly 18% of big cities have women as mayors. i
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will say just like naomi share a little bit of her rsonal stories, i too am a mother of young children, 8 and 10 years old. unless you have had to bring a breast pump to work you just don't know what it's like. these are these little things that a lot of people don't talk about. because they are uncomfortable. thre are barriers that we need to bring up to the light and break down. now, our 2 cities, oakland and san francisco, are truly proud of our record of our leadership in fighting for equity and fighting against discrimination. but just like our golden state warriors, we came into the season knowing that we were champions and yet, being fully committed and focused on working hard every day to get better. that is what we are committed to doing, even when we
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may be the best but we know there's still so much work to do. in oakland, we are proud that 45% of our businesses are women owned in open. >>[applause] >> that's the good news. the bad news is that while they contribute one and a half billion dollars in revenues to our economy, that is only one 9th the revenues of male owned businesses, their counterparts. that does not make sense. one 9th. so, we need innovation. we need disruption and i'm looking out at some of the leaders in this region, in those 2 arenas, innovation and disruption.
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[laughing] alright so, we need to bring you that creative problem-solving to figuring out how to break down these barriers. one great example that mayor lee and i both our partnership with kiva zip that we know that one of the reasons that women owned-and frankly, businesses owned by low income people of color have trouble growing and realizing the great potential it's because they can't get loans. traditional loans from banks. access to capital is a barrier. this is used a very innovative web-based platform as well as outsourcing to give businesses like that access to capital. that's the type of creative problem-solving that we need to break down the barriers so that we can realize the incredible potential, power, and leadership of half of our
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population that is women. we also recognize that women play critical roles in taking care of our families and our children. mayor lee and i were so happy to step forward as the cochairs of the minimum wage campaign because we know that two thirds of the minimum wage earners in california are women struggling to support their families. we are excited that when we work together we can uncover scrapings, but we cannot do that alone. we want you to get engaged. we want you to get energized. we want you to join us in our commitment that this is not going to be another networking event. all rights. are we altogether on that? >>[applause] >> we can do some networking.
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that is fine. but there has got to be some tangible action, some real problem-solving among some creative ideas and some true tangible movements that come out of that summit. that's why were putting our energy into this. that's why we want you to put your energy into this. rick so excited to see you on june 21 year in san francisco for our women's summit >>[applause] >> thank you. mayor shaft, and mayor lee, both, said to me when we first started this endeavor, exactly what you just told you that this is not just another women's summit. we need of actual items coming out of this women's summit on an ongoing basis. so i nearly turned around and asked the women's foundation of california to come help us come up with a strategy and an agenda for our mayors, and from
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a regional perspective, and help us work and partner with us in putting this women's summit together and i the honor of meeting serena khan was the head of the women's foundation of california is helping us with exactly that. i'm very proud to introduce her. she's a career leader in the philanthropic and nonprofit social justice sector spanning 2 decades and she's the leading expert both nationally and internationally, many of the social justice issues. she and her team have been instrumental in ensuring the success of the summit which is partnering with us in every way and i would like to introduce you to serena khan. >>[applause] >> thank you so much for the administrator kelly, and thank you mayor lee and mayor shaft for your leadership on this issue. we cannot be more delighted to be partnering with the city of san francisco and open on the summit. we the women's foundation of
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california are partnering along with the leading edge women's rights movement and the state along with our partners really across the country and the world. we are part of a movement of hundreds of organizations advocates, community good foundations and philanthropists who been working together for decades divided by problems and solutions to challenges facing the women and our families. in every county of california. over the last half-century ever since women started entering the workforce in unprecedented numbers, we've adopted many important aggressive laws here in the bay area and in california. we should be really proud of that. because these laws have improved wages. they've improved working conditions, the livelihoods of women and inspired other states and the federal government to follow in our footsteps. yet, there are so many women that are being left behind. by the
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8th largest economy in the world here in california. yet, almost 3.5 million women and girls are living in poverty could just put some context around that, originally grew up in connecticut and that's almost the entire population of women and girls to live in connecticut, rhode island, vermont and massachusetts. the entire population of women and girls could so, we have been tractable problems here in california and they area is leading. women here are red winners were co--breadwinners in 60% of our families which means that they're responsible for their families well-being. but women are also two thirds of minimum wage workers, two thirds of part-time workers, and two thirds of its workers. the reality is, california women are trying to win bread for their families, but the size of the loaf is shrinking. for some it's disappearing
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altogether. today, 40% of single mothers in our state are living in poverty and we know that has to change. at the women's foundation of california, we been working for more than 3 decades for more than 35 years, strengthening women's economic security, removing barriers to women's economic well-being and expanding opportunities for our economic mobility. we've never done this alone. nor can we. real change happens in community and it happens in partnership. that's why were so excited to be partnering with the city of san francisco, the city of oakland and to bring our communities together to learn and to develop good effective policy solutions for the challenges that women in the bay area are experiencing and facing. as mayor shaft
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said, this is not an-this is an action summit. not a think summit is not a networking summit. it's an action summit. our ultimate goal is to come up with policy recommendations and clear next steps very clear next ups to improve women's well-being and to inspire other cities in california to start actively thinking about women's economic well-being and developing and implementing solutions. there is no magic solution. it takes hard work. what we need to do is a combination of solutions and put our heads together and think about solutions across issue areas and across stakeholders. higher wages. affordable childcare. sick and family leave. flexible and predictable work schedule. overtime pay. healthcare benefits. and tighter legal protections are just some of the solutions that we are going to talk about. we are all responsible and were all call to action. we believe in a california that, where the women of california are both, they are resource will, where's
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we are smart and were given an opportunity we will find allusions to the challenges that we are facing. i can't wait to start the conversation at the bay area women's summit. i can't wait for all of you to join us, and a giveaway to give women the platform to share our ideas and collectively take action this year and in the coming future. they area we all know has long been at the forefront of gender and economic justice issues come and we are so proud of again to partner with the city of oakland and the city of san francisco to continue advancing gender equity. thank you so much. >>[applause] >> thank you, serena. so before concluding i need to give a special thanks to some of our sponsors the women's summit. john kilroy from kilroy realty. kaiser permanente, microsoft, cisco, comcast, at&t, uber etc. google an urban
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center. so, we want everyone to join the conversation we are in the process of getting more speakers were in the process of getting more the program. i don't talk to some you about we want you to participate in this. so, join the movement. visit our website at www.. visit our website at www.bayareawomen.org for more information and ongoing updates. we are adding more speakers by the day. and we look forward to seeing you. thank you. >>[applause]
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>> good morning and welcome to the monthly meeting of transportation authority i'm chair mar item one commissioner avalos commissioner breed commissioner campos absent commissioner cohen commissioner farrell absent commissioner kim absent commissioner mar commissioner peskin commissioner tang absent commissioner weiner commissioner yee we have quorum thank you i want to thank sfgovtv for
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broadcasting today's hearing charles kremack and leo and can i have a motion to excuse commissioner farrell who by seconded by commissioner cohen and can we please call the roll or without objection without objection commissioner farrell is excused item 2. >> chair's report on information item. >> okay. colleagues this month the transportation authority participated in several rail system planning efforts including testifying at the high speed rail authority hearing on the craft 2016 high speed rail business plan and monitoring a plan for the transbay crossing the high speed rail businessman recommends shifting the projects segment to the northern california direct
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from the central valley san jose is called to build the southern rail first it is given the benefits and costs to segment, in fact, we urge the authority to expand further san francisco tomato misses the revenues of private investment the selection is more than a demonstration project with strongly believe the future of high speed rail in california and the nation hinges on its success by choosing the expanded project that comes up to transbay terminal the high speed rail authority own business plan estimates the ridership will increase by 76 percent and fair bos by 45 percent and net cash flow but with one hundred and ti and private investment will increase
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based on the numbers it simple makes business sense so far the debate field segment not ios to deliver the statewide project we appreciate the support of caltrain and the sfmta hearing and looking forward to working with the partners to deliver the northern california operating segment in the coming years similarly ambitious projects, of course, the much needed second transbay too many reasons to plan for this important connection the need to rehabilitate the bart 2 the need to facet resentcy in a natural disaster thank you for tilly
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chang to thinking about how we should approach this gigantic problem o with four public agencies with the state transportation and bart and the city of oakland i want to stress the importance of having this second crossing for many reasons including a true regional rail we'll have the chance to continue this dialogue as municipal transportation agency we collaborative across the city and region for the local transportation in san francisco as well as barts plan regional bond and finally thank the region abag and planning department to give presentations and the rail generated alternative transportation and boulevard study we look forward
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to hearing the sites from the agencies that concludes my remarks any public comment on item 2? seeing none, public comment is closed this is an information item item 3 >> executive director's report is this is an informational item. >> tilly chang. >> thank you, commissioners this month as presented a few updates beginning first with a quick update on the local level we did a wonderful delineation from the concerts u.s. secretary of transportations a couple weeks ago and on behalf of the mayor's office and san francisco municipal transportation agency we received the agencies participating berkley and the private partners in the community liaison to help our challenge part that have application should we be
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successful we'll be no evidence around june and involve everyone and implement our strategy to bring innovative transportation on that front we were joined with the chambers trip to washington, d.c. to advocate to thank our delegation for passing did long-term bill for transportation and traffic for the remaining $173 million in the federal administration among other funding for the federal priorities we want to also ask that the ot for the city's sponsorship for treasure island on the initiative a transportation program at the state level the high speed rail authority w in the area and received a hearing with
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mta and caltrain to have the corridors up and down the peninsula and hearing from the colleagues if abag we're working in concert with the regional effort in many of our projects are performing well as suspected but we need to insure the policies and funding will be there to carry forward the projects picture the state active transportation program this is the a t p for bikes and vehicle this is the third cycle of 200 plus million dollars across the state and looking forward to help to refine their applications to get the community members across the city for more information contact our agency and also mta and public works that are will
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be sponsoring those projects a little bit more on the grim side of the state level the 2016 our state transportation improvement program is facing a fiscal year cliff funding and one of the projects on the list is lombard street on the 2016 list because of the inability to close $750 million gap statewide we're not able to - we'll have to move forward with local money to continue to deliver the lombard corridor project with similar fund with sfmta fund to keep to advance the project at the state level so the state funding picture thinks it be in limbo with the legislation and the funding bill and state level to meet the needs as well as other transportation
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infrastructure needs meantime we're working locally particularly this many o month with the transit center upper market to a conclusion in terms of the financing for the mtc provided to the city a regional partner to help us to so we can finish and move towards building the transbay train project has made progress caltrain has entered into negotiation with the value the design build electrification contract and be able to announce the winner of the rail they have a worldwide manufacture of vehicles those contracts will be coming to the caltrain board in july and locally to provide for the updates to the memorandum of
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understanding among the partners to make sure we have the strong oversight as well as funding candidates to support the funding increased number funding for electrification on the local side we will have again, a presentation later today on the rail yard study i'll note on march 30th the planning department held a planning meeting we'll hear in the planning department on that and on vision zero we want to commend thank the vision zero committee for meeting on matrix 31st and sfmta that presented the draft list of next high propriety vision zero project so my understanding this is a mix of capital and enforcement and education projects but on the anti speeding a new campaign was shared the implementation of a
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safe drive for city staff and, of course, mta continued to work on the speed enforcement bill sometime in the next session and finally your sfmta and transportation authority attend a summit by caltrain in early april there port a shift as well continuing on at the state level whoops excuse me - locally i wanted to also thing and congratulate walk sf and many of the commissioners who participated in the walk to work today very successful on april 7th this month and in addition wanted to encourage folks to take part in the bike and walk to work events in a few weeks how healthy under the influence and fund those modes
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of transportation how they help our city meet the congestion around inhibit and safety the transportation plan is make progress there was sfmta planners held the meeting concepts that identified safety improvements as well as is traffic calming commencements for golden gate avenue thank you to the sfgov sfmta for the transportation 5 improvement planning study that is happening in the western edition i think i believe more meetings coming up with movj and may 5 the workshop so, please look this up for more information and take part in this you're in the western edition area the one grant program this is
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fell funding by the transportation authority that program is making process particularly public works has made progress in safe routes to school and intersection along elementary school have received bulb outs in addition we've added tax fund are prop k to supplement the corridor their funding with the area prop c programs and prop a on receiving the south side this traffic versus 3 districts 9, 10 and 11 working with the community for bicycle pathways that will start next month our second street vision zero improvement project is making a lot of progress with bike lanes 2w7b market and howard and second street as well as left
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turn restriction from second street to eastbound harrison this is a by the way, with prop k that is making good process and finally i'm pleased to introduce our newest addition our deputy director many of you you know jeff transformed our leading statewide and nationally recognized sustainable transportation planning and land use equity organizations jeff brings a commitment and track record and expertise of sustainable planning on climatic and so we're fortunate to have him we face those complex issues and regional thank you jeff. >> thank you priscilla chan
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colleagues questions or comments relative to the executive director's report move to public comment any public comment on item 3 seeing none, public comment is closed and this is an information item. >> item 4. >> item 4 approval of the minutes of the march 22, 2016 this is an action item. >> colleagues, any questions or comments or changes to the minutes? seeing none, any public comment on item number 4 seeing none, public comment is closed and mr. clerk, please call roll >> commissioner avalos commissioner breed commissioner campos commissioner cohen commissioner kim commissioner mar commissioner peskin commissioner tang commissioner weiner
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commissioner yee the minutes are approved. >> item 5. >> item 5 adopt the positions on state legislation an action item. >> colleagues, any questions or comments with respect to item 57 seeing none, any public comment on item 5 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item 6. >> 6 award 3 contractors with an option to extend for two additional time pertsdz for northern american and consulting of services and w p partisan for an amount invited $2 million for on call transportation and authorize the executive director to talk about the terms and conditions. >> colleagues questions or
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comments on item 6 seeing none, move to public comment any public comment on this item? 6 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item 7. >> item 7 amend the adopted fiscal year 2015-2016 budget to decrease the revenues by $30 million plus and increase expenditures by $23 million plus for a total decrease in fund balance of $26 million plus this is an action item. >> colleagues, any questions or comments on item no. 7? seeing none, any public comment on item 7 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item number 8 >> item 8 appoint bradley to the advisory committee this is an action item.
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>> colleagues questions or comments on this item? seeing none, any public comment on item 8 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item 9 >> item 9 allocate $48,000 prop k and plows in prop a funds with conditions and appropriate 6 hundred prop k funds plus subject to the fiscal year distribution schedules this is an action item. >> colleagues questions or comments own item 9 seeing none, any public comment on item seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item 10 and item 10 plan b an informational item. >> okay for item 10 we have the mtc and abag.
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>> with the transportation authority we'll have a 2 part presentation first from the association of bayview governments will be talking about at regional level the land use work for plan bay area and josh with sf planning will relate that to the planning done in san francisco i'll wrap up with some discussion of what is happening on the transportation side so like to introduce miriam. >> good morning, commissioners thank you for making the time to discuss plan bay area per planning and research director at the association of bayview as you may know this think an effort conducted by abag and mtc i'd like to cover 3 points in this all revenue the relevance
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of the plan to date a little bit of the planning process for this update and then what are the key tasks that need to be added ♪ version of plan bayview in terms of the plan to date let me thank san francisco elected officials for engaging in the process as well as the staff it has your engagement ton transportation and housing strategies and cooperation with oakland and san jose with other cities that makes this regional plan a lot more meaningful and closer to the ground so we approve the first plan bay area in 2013 recognized as one of the most substantial regional plans in the state i believe that most is of that is related to the fact that the area came to support the effort that were take place at the local level we've been working to connect
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the land use planning and transportation investment you've worked on addressing the housing challenges with the sustainability and entity to the success of this plan is based on what is happening at the city hall city level we're still as successful we were in 2013 some core challenges let me flag a couple of points san francisco is well aware there are changes in urban lifestyle people are making the choices our folks are choosing access to coffee shops and schools to libraries and book stores to parks as opposed to access e access to housing and shopping malls that has defined a region for the first time in the history of the region we're, more multi single families and
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shifting from suburban from subsection more opportunity to asset the sustainability and exit and comes with core challenges the region experiments some demographic and other changes the region in terms of our population we have becoming a much more diversifies region we're are latinos populations in our asian populations is increasing across the region not in san francisco but across the region a diversity of the population that is an asset but comes with challenges we pay attention to the visions and cultivate extension of those communities we're having a larger senior population that has demands in terms of assess to services we also have a stronger economy
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we're joining the enar very of any regions but that growth we're seeing the polarization of jobs in a shrinking of the middle that consumed with some of the globals investments are resulting in some of the housing decreasing housing costs we're not producing enough housing in our housing are getting more expensive that is creating a series of displacement that we're familiar with it is important to recognize this is happening across the region in smaller cities the concept of displacement was not familiar before it is important to address this challenge of housing affordability in communities and the fourth point is environmental challenges we know within the con frame of the plan with the subsequent earthquakes in addition, we have experienced a major drought in some of the
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flooding that is linked to sea level rise the whole task it is about reducing green house gas emissions it is about connecting translation dollars to land use and housing but primary about shaping and addressing the changes for sustainability that can address entity in other communities so what is the framework for addressing those as you may know with the two simple concepts pirate conservatism places for growth and closest to services and closer to amenities and public places we can capture the vitally of our community and preservation we serve our natural environmentalist we grow our fruit and spaces for
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recreation we have 2 had had permit areas throughout the region and the region has a successful record of returning - retaining our green built in san francisco your similar with the local plans we have 12 permit developments primarily on the eastern and southern side with proximity to jobs and other services in terms of the overall growth this plan shows a higher growth than last time the growth we experienced in terms of populations with employment is a one stronger than and expected we're looking at 2 housing unit 3 million additional people in the next thirty years and 1.3 million jobs the numbers of
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housing units is a substantially higher less than seven hundred thousand more than now 8 hundred be thousand a substantial challenge for the region how are we discussing this and what are the alternative patterns 3 scenarios we're discussing with our staff with the transportation staff we're discussing this with cities across the region and basically on scenario 1 or main street it is an effort to accommodate growth throughout the region across cities of all size and trying to focus on the small cities medium and large cities if you go to the other extreme option 3 the big city somewhere most of the growth focuses on san francisco and oakland and san jose and option two, that
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connects it focuses on the 3 big cities and the corridors that connect those on the west side on the east side of the bay so the emphasis is connecting cities of different size and providing a wide range range of the neighborhood scale each the scenarios the land use strategies and investment strategies that support that pattern of work and they intent to have the investments that will allow the growth that will happy in the region to be more sustainable and eligible and lastly the key elements in the update that will happen every 4 years we don't have the allocation but 3 tasks we need to address more specifically the population and job growth is the highest so across the board we're expecting higher numbers
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for city priorities development areas the issue of displacement we need to come up with strategies that are stronger at the local and regional level to address the sustainability of our neighborhood and third addressing resilience at the beginning is imperative we address the earthquake challenge and drought has this that's a short overall of where we are right now and again, it has been an essential component of this engagement of san francisco and we look forward to continue this conversation let me now pass the conversation presentation to josh >> minor good morning, commissioners joshua with the planning staff i want to talk about the land engagement working with the
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process i believe we're working closely together with our regional partners than in recent memory i heard that several abag staff are familiar we have closed relationships with them also have note we have a 5 year work program in the long-term and one key is the bay we are reaching out probably more diligently to our neighbors across the bay in oakland and san jose to find vicinity strategies for the plan bay area for the bonds and transportation needs so as you know, the city has been growing robustly in the last plan bay area targets we've achieved over half the job growth in the first 5 years of the plan marry and we're
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generally on pace with the housing so we eagerly await the reports to see how well, they have shifted as it meshes with our view of san francisco's landscape shaping up we're activity working to see the scenarios in a couple of weeks providing details on the land use capacity and neighborhood plans so they reflect how san francisco using views itself is a complex landscape one thing ear doing we're looking at the horizon for 2040 so absorb more
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growth that leads up to not first and foremost influencing this but when it is adopted in 8021 you've heard interpretations about the 50 yearlong range partnering for the planning and sfmta transportation authority is creating a vision a 50ier vision plan for transportation in san francisco and going with that the 50 year land use set of scenarios so we're trying to look at 50 years ahead how the city evolves so have a holistic look for the next planned area be prepared for the next 4 years this is a timeframe of 20 to 50 so we're trying to get head i'm
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going to turn it over to any colleague. >> all right. thank you josh and moirj just to update opposite the transportation side i think the last time in october when you approved the projects we submitted to mtc for consideration and in planned area since then, the staff has evaluated and looking at the assessment so the performances assessment was performed on a subset of projects flowering ones to consultant one a the fact of the matter assessment looks at how it stacks up against the 14 projects and assessments for each the projects the purpose of analysis of analysis so identify the high performs the high performer you
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get consideration funding and local you have to have a case why you're project should be included in the plan eve it's a low performer so some of the projects that were evaluated and just taking into account the performance results this is what we'll talk about next month but in general the projects performed less well in this assessment than in planned bayview we have ideas but as a result we think we'll have high performers we're actively going to have low performers we'll have to justify their inclusion in the plan our main request is we saw our projects perform much, much better in the taupgd e taught assessment than the cost assessment there is an inaccuracy in the modeling of
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the efforts that is used in the methodology so ours main request we when their deciding how the high and low performers and consider the performances the fact of the matter for the benefit costs numbers this is the schedule of what we'll be bringing to you next the key areas on the agenda pretty much through abag and mtc adopt the final preferred scenario in september of this year i want to flag for you and members of the public watching mtc and abag are host an open house in san francisco on june 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening at 1231 market street we'll be there be there so we have a quorum if you have any questions, we'll be happy to
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answer them. >> thank you for the presentation supervisor kim. >> thank you chair wiener and talked about potential ways to increase production and affordable housing in the region that is something i was interested in how the you know the housing trust fund so something i've brought up looking at the projects might be within the transit center corridors that we talk about in this presentation i was wondering in abag has begun work on identifying the projects further down the road an example was brought up the taylor project in the district i represent that is a transit oriented project close to bart station and several the lines that were entitled shovel ready and ready to go but need the gap funding to get housing into place i was curious there are
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projects like that around the bay area gotten to that point with the millions to get that cross the finish line to identify the sites and expedite some. >> thank you for your question so we are in the process of come piling that list of projects there is some permanent information not been updated for a few months this is one task the other task is also the communities development areas where the transit is more responsibility the level of housing or the level of housing efforts is important and substantial so we can establish a set of p da a priority within the region the priorities that the p da delegations and
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identifying the projects the housing dollars give us is one important component and just for the benefit of the rest of the commissioners this is a proposal of a regional housing trust fund that comes to supplement the funding that is available at the local level we're working in coordination with fcc and a retreat to discuss the components that comes to support that in addition to this housing fund there is an infrastructure funding that will go in parallel with this effort we're hoping to bring you a summer summary of those projects with the housing trust fund. >> yeah. no, i'm very interested in this project but interested overall in the developments potential in these areas and the p da and figuring out i'm sure you've looked at
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where we have control and there is potential development but even parcels in the p da we don't have control but are vacant a possibility to negotiate with the lymph gland great to have 3 buckets one that move forward that needs a little bit to get across the finish line and parcels we have second control and but you know we need to there's a lot more to figure out and finally, the papers we don't have site control but the list if we want to go and pursue the development in the parcels. >> this is good we'll take that san francisco has a sophisticated soft site analysis many other cities and housing developers that have some of the information we don't have a regional platform but we're in the process of getting that thank you for providing that.
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>> thank you and you know, i think in many ways abag helps support our other parts of our region that may not have the capacity to do that identification and many ways that is a big part of work we're able to help to identify for other multiples to push and even incentivizes that type of development thank you. >> colleagues, any other questions or comments seeing none, move to public comment any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed this is an information item thank you for your presentations. >> item 11. >> item 11 update on the rail yard alternative in the boulevard feasibility study an information item. >> okay. i'll recognize director rahaim from the planning department.
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>> good morning, commissioners director rahaim pleased to present to you the results of first phase of a multiple phase study to look at major transportation systems in the southeast quadrant of the city particularly around the rail yards. >> and the i 280 corridor this is a clunky name i prefer to call it the transportation sued study so it is called the rabbi want to thank the staff of the mta for their work with us an important multi faceted study that looks at multiple transportation systems it converge in one part of the city to get the bang for the buck 0 on this important part of city i'll quickly talk about the marines reasons for the study
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and the components quickly we've been asked why are we are doing this now there are projects moving forward there is something on the order of 6 to $7 billion of investment that is proposed for this small corner of the city two the component of high speed rail and north of ask 16th street between the electrification we think that is important to see how they come together to end up with the best results for the city as you may know the recent announced by high speed rail california high speed rail they have somewhat shift they're thinking and now proposing that those trains the high speed rail trains should come north first to get to san francisco by 2025 we think that is incumbent to think that is best served the city in the future we are concerned about some of
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the current thinking in their proposal specifically about some of the crossing high speed rail is pope rather than depressing the trains to depress the city streets flauth it creates situations where the streets will be essentially like highway undertook passes we don't think this is at appropriate way to reconnect the city, in fact, that will further separate the waterfront and mission bay from the city and so on we're concerned the lower image is the current image in oakland with a similar situation exists i don't think we want to see that has part of future so one of many issues of high speed rail and the caltrain system there are a lot of existing projects and opportunity we want to address in this study
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and i want to say the city's position and, of course, the voters positions that high speed rail should come to the transbay terminal we strongly believe we're trying to get it done as quickly as possible there are a number of stand alone projects we want to make sure we're cropping with caltrain and all the entities we want to try to better knit this process so our goals to understand holistically the projects that are in front of the us and shape the future of this city in the best way we can the study has 5 components the first to look at the actual extension of the downtown rail and was call it the d t x that
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connects from 16th street street and the second for potential for a leak moving from the terminal to the system and third the caltrain rail yard for conversion or configuration and reuse of that site and fourth to look at 20th century to see if it make sense to end up with a better transportation system in the end and the fifth to look at the broad range of affordable housing space or development to help to pay for the system as we did the transit center district and look at the land use implementations so the study area is below from market street to about 22 street this is the court of area we're looking at and all of the components in some form lie within this area i'll go through each component quibble looking at the alignment for the d t k3shgs along fourth
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street and second street and into the transit corridor this is the tunnel as proposed about seven years of construction current cost $4 billion and this is the baseline for what we're looking at in our study so we're looking at 3 additional options the tunnel that tunneled under the existing alignment under the pennsylvania avenue and the third an abatement there are no speaker cards through motorbike into that direction all connects to second street briefly the baseline condition the existing alignment we cut and cover tunnel as one of the concerns from the public this is an environmentally clear project why are you fooling with that because of the cost increases and the new technology and the
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boring machines it is time to look at this and see if there is a more efficient way to do this this is the abatement of the essentially on the map but underground an alignment that tunnels under that alignment underneath and through the columns of intrastate 280 and avoids the train under the streets the third alignment is a slight shift to the west west could be done to avoid one of the existing train rails that routing flood this alignment allows us to avoid one of the tunnels by shifting the alignment away from away from 14th street and townsend and this alignment under 3rd street
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that could veer off another any points before or after the existing tunnels under 3rd street essentially next door to airport and into second street according to the alignment this alignment has it is about the same distance because of the explores curve in the existing alignment but has the advantage of somewhat straighter shot so that's in summary those are the alignments the one we're taking out of consideration the one that tunneled under the existing up alignment because we don't believe you having, thread this between columns between 280 the towers are to schnauzer we're carrying forward into the next phase of the study the notion of baseline condition that is the existing alignment the pennsylvania street
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alignment and the 3rd street alignment secondly, we looked at 4 alternative transportaon for looping the train back, if you will, we looked at four potential locations as you can see on the map we did them one an spear and steward and one in the bay on the south we felt it was worth looking at this this somewhere many phrasing phase of the process we looked at those carefully excuse me - back to second street the two don't seem workable the numbers one and 2 3rd street because of the interning required the high speed rail trains require a broader interning radius so we're not able to make those two components work we want to carry the other components into the phase of the study for the implementations and cost thirdly, we looked at the
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configuration of the rail yard about 22 acres of land in the heart of the city we firmly believe that it is important to look at this land and the possible recognition or reconfiguration of this land caltrain looked at did poenl of reducing the size of the rail yard in the perimeter we looked at this and continuing to work with them and will continue that into the next phase as well obviously an important asset in the middle the city and make sure we can store trains and we believe we were looking possible locations for rail storage and outside of the city as well and finally, the 280 i mentioned for $1.2 million only two places one can cross that highway on city streets it is important in a context of a larger transportation city to understand the possible costs
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and benefits of doing of removing this piece of the highway or notice and 2 will only go forward we think that make sense in terms of the transportation system and as you can see here the potential street connections in the future if we were to do that the obviously san francisco has a heritage already and moving through the freeways not automatically do that but the implementations and want to make sure if 2 were to happen it would create the better transportation system in a long-term public benefit just no summary we're looking at 3 of the 4 alignments on the actual rail lines and two options from the center loop and continue the rail yard relocation study and looking at the notion of a boulevard in place of 80s 280 and the land
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use implementations of those reconfigures if and when they were to happen a lastly to telling you we've pled phase one to look at those options and entering phase two and soon establishing a citizens working group we're some of the names we'll welcome any nominees for much a group and expect this to take 9 to 12 months when we look at 2 detail including the costs and we participate further public hearings two huge ones in the last two weeks in queens of one hundred and 50 people a lot of interest ♪ project we anticipate that so continue as we move forward i believe that that concludes my presentation. and i'm here with susan the project sponsor to answer questions >> thank you very much mr. rahaim commissioner peskin. >> thank you chair wiener to
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director rahaim i have a number of questions first really as a function of governance and d t x move forward any discussion between the various agencies caltrain this body, the city by and through the planning department or other agency san francisco municipal transportation agency as to who will ultimately lead the d t x projects. >> lead the actual design and construction of it. >> that's correct. >> that's certain been on the table we are and as currently constructed tjpa is responsible for financing and building and maintaining the d t x there the been issues that is correct or not but i think that is certainly part of mix of tdecis that is happening. >> whether the tear down is necessary for the d t x
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expansion. >> it is likely not depending on - the alignment but given the enormous public investments something on the order of 6 or 7 or $8 billion not including the term we thought that was appropriate to look at it as a better transportation as a whole. >> relative to the street connections we agree are important are those constrained by 280. >> they currently are the 1. 2 million mile stretch only two places to cross. >> is that part of 280. >> perhaps that could be the case. >> and typography. >> i think that you could make those connections and keep i 280 if you got the rail. >> could be. >> thank you
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commissioner cohen. >> director rahaim i'm not sure you're the best person to ask but i wanted to know if any outreach to the bayview community other than - i know that outreach has been conducted and meetings with the boosters but visitacion valley and bayview any meetings or outreach done. >> we've had a couple of large public hearings in the potrero hill area not specifically to the bayview. >> we've gone out to some of the areas and presented to them and if there are any that wants us to present i'll absolutely willing to do that did you mean the cac. >> i contacted them but not been to the cac. >> we need to do that. >> thanks.
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>> okay. colleagues any additional questions or comments. >> chair wiener. >> i'll submit in us as commissioners as is transportation authority as well as county sprfrdz that this is probably the bodies we are the bodies that should be discussing who and what agency should be in charge of bringing d t x to the transbay terminal obviously major changes and and i for one wants to suggest perhaps when the transbay terminal is finished the tjpa lifespan perhaps should be coming to an end essentially every function except perhaps the maintenance of the transbay terminal i think we should be discussing between the executive branch and the
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transbay joint powers authority and the transportation authority though how to make d t x and who is in charge moving forward objective since the passage of proposition h the dollar pining of the transbay to get downtown with the high speed rail otherwise we'll have the most expensive bus terminal in the history of mankind. >> i'll associate myself with commissioner peskin remark i think that one or ones phase one is complete we have a very, very serious discussion actually not then but now about the project delivery of phase two downtown extension not optional and it needs to be a collaboration within the city by i but regional and frankly the project
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is statewide importance in terms of delivery within the city or delivered by the high speed rail authority to make sure that we have a strong plan in place how this project will be delivered and delivered well, i agree. >> and colleagues he also want to express to director rahaim my concerns that tying i 280 to the downtown extension alignment given it's controversy i worry about further delay the d t x i certainly understand the alignments being discussed are interesting whether 3rd street or pennsylvania avenue or the alignment i'm frankly concerned the longer than we will not have d t x to fulfill the mandate of proposition h to the extent the i 280 tear down and the
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investment is connected to the d t x we have experience years and years of controversy and delays so i for one will respectfully suggest that those to things not be altercated together for the i 280 tear down is pie in the sky. >> so i thank you commissioner peskin i'll add the following i in terms of i want to make sure we are by and large the decision of the z t x on full analysis i know people have outside of this chamber who have actually some inside the chamber announced their categorical opposition to tearing down the i 280 before the study it is one of the studies in terms of what the alignment will be to d t x we as a city region and state
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lives with the next one hundred and 200 and 50 years tomato i don't know the right answer in terms of alignment i know we should make sure we get it right and if this means a little bit of extra time to make sure we get that right we stick with the original alignment i for one favor making a decision based on full information and the other thing i'll say i know there's a lot of controversy about the i 80s tear down some of the arguments we're hearing the same arguments in taking down the embarcadero freeway and the extra freeway i think there be few people that would say take down either of those freeways i want to make sure we're bays the decisions on good analysis and making on
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informed choice about alignment because they're political difficulties surrounding that and that is the one hundred and 200 year station. >> so director rahaim. >> i appreciate that i pillow agree that it appears like sidetracking given the scale of investment ♪ part of town we thought that was worth talking about the analysis study i granted you there are serious controversial and if i may i neglect to mention another advantage of taking into account looking at the investment for the future connections i think we all agree the piece bay connections we're hopeful the second transbay crossing in our future we want to make sure that whatever happens with the
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alignment to make that connection this is part of that analysis as well >> i want to reiterate how important that last comment was about high speed rail. >> colleagues, any questions or comments okay. seeing none any public comment on item 11. >> seeing none, public comment is closed and this is an information item item 12 and item 12 recognize vince harris director of the construction at the san francisco municipal transportation agency for 10 years of service for the city and county of san francisco this is an informational item. >> through the chair thank you commissioners wanted to recognize vince harris who is retire if the sfmta the capital on program retiring this month he's not here but want to recognize him for his service vince had a long career and previously severed and muni for
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the construction from 1999 to 2005 and during that time he oversee the capital improvement as much as third-story and l l r t and the facilities for the redesign apart from the services to the city a veteran of many assignments 35 year career the alameda county transportation authority and working in other parts of country like texas and washington, d.c. in addition to all of his work for the public segment in the infrastructure he always served on any communities on the conference the authority and thank you to vince so far his extraordinary to the city and county of san francisco and the industry as a whole we prepared this certificate of appreciation
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and invite commissioner lee commissioner weiner to sign and bring it to you in a week or so. >> any public comment on this item? item 11 seeing none, public comment is closed and this is an information item item 13 and exemplary mr. chair we'll be honoring vince in may at the board of supervisors. >> thank you, commissioner. >> item 13 and item 13 introduction of new items. >> colleagues introduction seeing none, public comment any public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 and item 14 general public comment. >> any general public comment. >> yes. >> good morning, commissioners all law for respect are elderly folks with seniors and of taking care of for our young ones and children of the future
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as far as having good packing while brothers and sisters and families worthy peers of people all mission destiny for city work of improvements for oneself and the word one should be smart of principles of conservation of resources and work perfectly with excused of system organization and people's management all of career performed their duties one learners how to live their life and the limitation of money resource to produce credit for functions is one of personal journalism with a mighty mission can get a head e head start for true powers only require one aspect of refrigeration destiny
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of personal growth and process to set for the loyalty of love and humanity and meaningful duties will be the goal of partial interest and family order and natural management going public with this area of was this ever virtues thank you. >> and additional public comment. >> next speaker, please. >> adjournme
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(shouting.). >> more and more city's high san francisco is committing to dislocate to end all traffic death that means improving safety for people walking and driving and safety on our streets is everyone's responsibility people can make
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mistakes but not result in injury or death all traffic collisions are preventable as drivers you play a large role that will give you the tools to drive safely on streets a recent survey asks hundreds of drivers about save city introduce driving what did they say watch for distracted behavior and slow down and be patient and check for people before you turn the facts about city driving shows how important to be alert most collisions happen in good weather allowance even at 25 mile-per-hour it takes a vehicle 85 feet to stop this is almost 7 car lengths slowing down makes collisions
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less savior when a person is hit by a passerby vehicle 25 minor the chance of death is 25 percent 40 percent that increases inform 85 percent slowing down didn't cost much time driving behind a person takes 9 extra semiautomatic and stopping at the yellow light takes only 30 seconds by hitting someone costs you hours and weeks of our time and maybe a life take a deep breath and take you're time cities cross america are being safely for walking and driving some streets are confusing here's what you need to know all intersection kroukz of novelist marked some are marked to make
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them more visible other crosswalks and intersections are raised to the level of sidewalk to actress as speed bump and people are maybe crossing be cautious and watch for people when you approach any intersection advanced limit lines and pedestrian yield signs show drivers where people walk and stop behind the lines at stop signs and for people crossing bulb outs where the sidewalks extends into the street make that tease easy to see pedestrians and remember to slow down whether making reasons and watch for people on sidewalk estimations extensions that maybe closer than you expect and
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bicyclists may motive to the left to get around bulb outs this gives people a head start allowing pedestrians to enter the crosswalk before transfer starts moving makes them more visible pedestrian scrimmage and stop the vehicles in all directions allow people to cross including department of building inspection scrambles are paired with no light restriction and rapid beacons you turn bright whether the pedestrians are there or the center is activated precede slowly as you approach the beacons especially, if their activated a pedestrian crossing light turns yellow before turning sold red back to flash red procedure after making a full stop as long as the
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sidewalk is empty and, of course, stop whenever the light is red traffic circles reduce conflicts you must stop at the strewn and precede around the raise your right hand of the circle watch for people in crosswalks and people in bikes coming around the circle arrows indicate where people with bikes share the intersections and people have ride to people on bikes have the right to use the lane whether or not in the sharing bike lanes are for people protected by parks e.r. parked cars and stay out of separated bike lanes unless an emergency dashed bike
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lanes are a shared zone four for vehicles to change lanes slow bike lanes allow the circles their unusually sprayed before me from other traffic some bike lanes are built to the level higher than the street but lower than the sidewalk they provide a safe separated space sponsor cyclists are around vehicles the box areas are marked with the stencil at intersections act as advanced limit lines for people to garter at a red light this increases the 1r0ir7b9 to drivers people will ride past stopped vehicles at the fronltd of the intersection give them room and stop short of limit line behind the bike without objection and cross only after the green light and people
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cleared the bike box bicycle traffic lights allow people on bikes to proceed while vehicles are stopped be unaware aware of those bike san francisco general hospital but stay alert and only skrans when the vehicle is cleared the intersection let's take a quiz to see what all of learned here we go number one when do month collisions happen did you say in daytime you're correct question two if an intersection is not marched is it still a crosswalk yes did you get it right great job one more before we go on what's one of the best things to do to avoid collisions?
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you can it take a breath pay attention and slow down city streets are crowded and chaotic so seeing everyone every single everything is difficult here's a test how many times did the white team pass the ball? if you answered 11 you're correct but did you notice anything else also be aware ever you're surrounded and remember that is easy 0 miss something if you're not looking for it here's some basic principles driving near peep e people from you're driver's seat it is difficult address our mirrors to
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reduce blind spots people on bicycles maybe be in our blind spot give yourselves plenty of time to react look out stay on the road from building to building not just curve to curve check driveways and behind parked vehicles for people that enter our path turning vehicles are especially dangerous important people walking and collisions often occur when vehicles are making tunnels when you turn remember check for people using the crosswalk before starting you're turn watch for people on bikes traveling in the ongoing direction always check our mirrors and blind spots patience pays off take a moment to make
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sure you're clear while it might feel you'll save time by driving fast or turning without checking you won't save driving only adds a few semiautomatic to our trip a collision can cost you, your job or someone's live here's important things to remember all crosswalks are legal and pedestrian have the right-of-way people cross the street anywhere children and seniors and people with disabilities are the most vulnerable think city strits give buses and streetcars a lot of the space or people returning to catch a train don't block the box this creates dangerous situation for people walking how are forced into moving traffic and people bicycling out of the bike lane and people on bikes
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most city streets are legal for bicyclists even without signs people biking can fall in front of you provide a safe amount of space when passing someone on a bike a minimum of 3 feet is required by law in california and people on bikes prefer to be in the bike lane in for the this is often to avoid accidents give them room people on bikes will stay away from the traffic or watch out for open doors whoops that was a close one expect people to go to the front of the light and pass on the right a tap of the horn maybe useful to make you're preservation
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known but avoid using the horn it may saturday night be someone vehicles anybody right turns are especially dangerous important biking always approach right turns properly signal early and wait for people biking through the intersection move as far to the right to people on bikes can pass on the left let's try a few more questions who are the most vulnerable people on city streets? children? seniors, and people with disabilities why do people on bikes ride close to travel there to avoid car doors what is one of the most dangerous situations for people walking and riding bikes?
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turning vehicles and what can you do to make sure that everyone is safe in any situation? thartsz stay patient and alert and, of course, slow down parking and loading a vehicle on accredit city streets is a challenge weather parking and unloading always check for people in our mirrors and blind spots and on the driver's side with our right turn right hand this causes you to look 40 on your left for bicyclists when passersby exiting the vehicle make sure about opening the door know where loading zones are if not
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loading zones available use side streets never stop in bike lanes or traffic lanes. >> bad weathering and visible rain and fog or low lighting make it hard to see you're vehicle is likely to slide or loss control in eye i didn't controls and create issues for people walking and biking they tried try to avoid pulled and umbrellas and construction get slippery for people the safety thing to do in conditions whether wet or icy or dark slow down and drive more carefully remember going fast may on this save you a few semiautomatic but speeding may cause you a life or
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you're job people walking and biking are vulnerable people can be distracted or make unsafe decisions as a driver the responsibility for safety lies with you a collision could mean the loss of our life or you're job and dealing with the legal implementations could take years or an emotional toll if someone is killed in a crash help us achieve vision zero and everyone can use the streets safely. >> thank you for watch and following the important driving tests your remember we're counting on you
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[ gavel ] >>supervisor katy tang: welcome, everyone good morning. welcome to our april 28th, 2016, meeting. to my left is >>supervisor eric mar: and >>supervisor malia cohen: any announcements? >>clerk:

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