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month. >> second. >> public comment? >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> that motion carries thank you, mr. carolyn. >> next speaker, please. >> item 14 authorizes the second amendment to the memorandum of understanding between the public utilities commission and alameda county district for an amount of invited $3 million plus. >> move it. >> second. >> public comment? >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? thank you mr. richie that motion carries. >> next speaker, please. >> 15 and 16 together please. the second stepgz 24/7 the city and county of san francisco and this turlock irrigation and item 61 approval the second extension the witness the city and county of san francisco and the modesto irrigation district. >> i'll move both
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>> second. >> public comment. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> that motion carries unanimously we will now go into closed session can you please read do closed session items. >> item 18 unmitigated games and item 19 urban mitigated people of the state of california versus the sfpuc and item 20 that pair et al versus the san francisco board of appeals 6 appellant district and irrigation restore the hetch hetchy of the san francisco and items 2 it through 28 will not be heard today. >> thank you is there a motion to public comment on closed session items. >> is there a motion to
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assert. >> session. >> okay. we're now out of closed session and back into open session 18 and 19 about settles were approve a motion to disclose any discussions from closed sessions. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? we will not disclose any other in any business hearing none, this meeting is adjourned
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>>[gavel] >> president omotalde: we will officially call the meeting to order. we will do will call. >> commissioner bermejo: present >> commissioner hoyos: present >> commissioner wald:, present. >> president omotalde: x item on the agenda >> clerk: quick announcement at the use of cell phones pagers is on producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised the chairman made order the removal of the minimum any person responsible for use of cell phone pager or other similar sound producing
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electronic devices. note to the public, there's an opportunity for public comment both after each item and in general public comment for items not on the agenda. there are a limited number of speaking cards at the table. you may complete a speaking card and handed to me and i will pass it on to the president for you to be called up. you do not need to complete a speaker card to speak during public comment and you may also speak anonymously. so, if we do run out of speaker cards, don't worry. you'll still be able to speak during public comment. with that item to approval of minutes of march 22, 2016 commission on the environment regular meeting from these predatory documents are the march 22, 2016 draft minutes. this item is for discussion and action. >> president omotalde: is there any questions, commissioners? discussion? seeing none, i'll open this up to public, to any public comment? specifically on item 2.
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>> testifier: my name is philip johnson and i been here since 2001 on this issue. [inaudible]. seeing there trying to solve the water [inaudible]. i don't think it's necessary because in doing my regular duties in sacramento have been putting together [inaudible]. other lawyers in
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talking to [inaudible]. she was one of the chairman [inaudible] >> president omotalde: thank you very much. any further public comment? hearing none, public comment is now closed. i believe we can move to a vote. the itc okay we have the motion to vote. commissioner wald has moved. lose that. >> president omotalde: all in favor say aye. any opposition? hearing none, the motion passes. anthony, among the agenda >> clerk: next item is public, good numbers of the public may adjust the commission on the matters that are are within the commission stirs jurisdiction and not on today's agenda.
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>> testifier: my ms. shelby johnson.[inaudible] i like to organize the [inaudible] and do regular proceedings. what needs to be done. i put a policy for on these issues need to be fixed and do emergency for businesses. [inaudible] for the industry to improve >> president omotalde: thank you for your comments. next up >> testifier: my name is ethan tucker with save the debate here to talk what something else can i also just want to quickly >> president omotalde: can you speak into the microphone? thank you. >> testifier: i want to
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quickly mention aa, the clean and healthy day ballot measure on the june 7 out is important to raise money for wetlands and restriction around the bay area. i know you're all about mentally interested people, without a little reminder for that very important issue. thank you. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. next speaker former commissioner pres. that's the next item. apologies. can we move to item-any other public comment? hearing none, public comment is now closed. we will move to next item on the agenda >> clerk: item 4, presentation of the commission on the environment environmental service award. the sponsors jaclyn omotalde. this item is for discussion. >> president omotalde: no, i am very very very excited about
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the launch of the commission on the environment. environmental service award. it's a collaboration between the commission and director rafael to engage the community. and to just recognize some of the outstanding work of both individuals and organizations within san francisco. it really and truly is an opportunity to learn from the work to be inspired by it and to be motivated by a good presentation in the format is a certificate. based on other successful award programs and a special shout out to the board of supervisors and the commission on the status of women for cooperation and assistance with the launch of this populous program. by fellow commissioners and i are able to nominate an individual guided by the purpose of the commission. and consider what they've done to help us fill the mission. the city charter
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says the commission shall conduct public education and outreach to the community honored by mental issues, including but not limited to, solid waste management and recycling, energy conservation, natural resource conservation, environmental inspection, toxics, irving forest three, natural resources, habitat restoration and hazardous material. the charter gives this commission responsibility for the long-term sustainability of san francisco. except for land use. to the extent possible, we plan to nominate both individuals and or organizations that are either reside or work and do business in san francisco. the idea is to really get people, again, inspire and motivated and really recognize all the wonderful folks out there doing
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the work to make san francisco a more environmentally sustainable place. before i announce the first word i welcome my fellow commissioners or director rafael, to add anything. >> thank you. thank you president omotalde. i like to say there is never a bad time to say thank you and there's so much amazing work going on by residents and nonprofit throughout the city do we thought this was a wonderful way to say thank you and not with a giant award with a competition, but for each of you to put out who you think you would like to say thank you to in a way that expresses not only a personal thanks for the thanks of the commission and that apartment. so, this is the
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beginning. this is the first one. things program will take shape as you decide how to give it shape. in the years and months and years to come. so, today is the first and a great launch and on looking for to working with you to see how we grow this and make it our very own program. thanks. >> president omotalde: so, without further ado other any other comments by my fellow commissioners? commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: i think this is a wonderful program and a wonderful idea and i commend those who think who thought of it out. i do have one suggestion. that is, i read in the accompanying memorandum that there were to be no criteria for selection. i would like to suggest that not at the beginning, but as time goes on, we devote some criteria that would be used to identify appropriate winners of this award. with the notion that those criteria would ensure
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into the future that the award has value and has meaning. some of us, and maybe even all of us won't always be here selected to have criteria that would capture what we all think this award should be would be a very useful thing. going forward. >> president omotalde: thank you commissioner walker and if the comments my fellow commissioners? hearing none,- >> i just want at i concur with commissioner walker i think as time passes by sometimes the notion of white it was started gets lost and to make sure the integrity of the award and the recognition, i think it's a really good idea to think about what you just said. thank you for bringing that up. >> president omotalde: thank you, commissioners. any other commissioners? seeing none, i
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would like for a phenomenal woman to stand up. her name is alice carruthers. please do stand up and come to the front. >>[applause] >> president omotalde: so, i just want to take this opportunity to tell you all a little bit about one of my personal heroes and truly a force within the city and county of san francisco. within northern california, within california, within the united states. we need 1 million alice carruthers and bulimic just tell you a little bit about her. she is a mentor to countless children will grow up in the southeast neighborhoods of san francisco. particularly, to youth in the many projects. from a young age she was extremely good at working with her hands. she worked with word and with metal. she remembers being told by a teacher that
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she should be a carpenter. like so many young people, at one point there's twists and my throat and sometimes you don't necessarily follow the right path at the right time, but you know what you learn from that. so, yes, she went on the wrong side for a little bit but she learned from that. she recognized that wasn't the right path in a path that lead to jail or death. she turned her life around and she got her carpentry license. but she didn't stop there. which for most of these that would've been enough to completely turn our lives around, have carpentry license and go do the trades. but she has this call to really help her community and to work with the young people who were in jeopardy of going down that same rocky path. so, she really really started to engage young people around her and mentor them and talk to them and both save them
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mentally and save them physically what a month ago she rescued a young man was an amber alert for and literally pulled off the freeway to almost certain death. by telling her story and by working with individuals, she really has become a force in a deacon and someone that people in the community look to for advice and thoughts and feedback. then, in 1991, she started out on many farms. adjacent to the alimony project. as a safe space for kids to learn, to work, and to stay off the streets. she has become a true leader and in a movement and all her work and activism and kerry and dedication because the cleaning work is not always easy work. definitely should be recognized and i'm so so honored and humbled, and excited, to recognize your work here today
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at the environmental commission. so, on behalf of myself, on behalf of my fellow commissioners, and behalf of the department, thank you for all you do for the city and county of san francisco. the state of california and for the world. thank you. >>[applause]
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>> testifier: i'm impressed. thank you very much. before i say what i have to say, i just want to thank someone who is here today. could you stand up please? beta said he was born and raised in san francisco in alamein he could she came from the islands from samoa or in hawaii. she, a mother of six out i knew when she was allowed little girl but now she is my program director. she's doing a great job in the community. so, hopefully one day she will have my shoes. right? i'm playing on that. she's doing a great job. so this is been a be the next alice carruthers. >>[applause] >> testifier: one more person. the valley was one of my youngest kids out there in alamein he housing development. everybody went through summer blocks. she was one of the
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great workers as one of the little kids when we first started at 12 years old all the way to 15 years old. she came back and work from 13-7. then, after mom moved back to come back and help me in the community, now she is my program manager at the farm. the farm manager. so, she is 14 staff under her. >>[applause] >> testifier: another one. he had a summer blocks also. a lot of them have been in and out of jail getting in trouble. a lot of people have sold drugs in the community and now working with this program alimony resident management corporation, which is alice carruthers, he turned his life around. he works on the form. he was one of the staff also. so brautigan a shout out. >>[applause] >> testifier: over here with a
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hat on and that's my sister, my oldest sister. my mother's oldest child. she's my second mom. after my mother passed in 2011 she was my second mom. that's my oldest sister betty turner and her husband george turner. they dove down to be here today. >>[applause] >> testifier: so i just want to say to the commissioners and the people who are here today, commissioners, thank you very very much. you know josh you my number one boy back there. i got love for josh. anyway i just want to thank you guys my work is not easy. it's really not easy. but at the same time god gives me strength. i understand real clear because i was born and raised in public housing. as my mom and dad were navy people. so, i'm the youngest in the family. as you know into a struggle. but i made it. so in the midst of my making it them i get back to my community of 37 years helping the kids and the adults in the
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community, working with probation juvenile probation, and hopefully, soon, i can retire out and until the end i am here. if you need any support for me i am here. so thank you all very much for this award. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> president omotalde: alice could use that therefore more second? i like to open up the floor to my fellow commissioners as well. commissioner hoyos >> commissioner hoyos:. alice, i just want to say how inspired we all are and by your leadership and my kids go to school and the spanish immersion school in the mission we have a lot of kids from alamein he and it's just inspiring because it's so clear your mentoring people and you're all about like we might not all be here 15-30, 40 years
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from now who is stepping up and the fact that you invest the much loved and that clearly, is just something that we need more of, like you said. so i just want to thank you for your leadership and thank you for your vision and thank you for your commitment and thank you for being a role model for kids and communities. >> president omotalde: commissioner stephenson >> commissioner stephenson: thank you so much for everything you do. i want to point out you get this award and it seems so fitting that we give the first award to somebody who stands up here, turns around, points to our community and cause other people out and then you finish talking to us and say what can i do for you. i just think that such a testament to what you've done in your community and the city as a whole i really really appreciate your work for all of us. thank you. >> president omotalde:. any other commissioners?
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>> i want to say thank you for everything you're doing and echo what my colleagues said. it's not enough to just be the one person that makes it but the brings other people along. it's just so inspiring and what a perfect model for the award that the inaugural recipient of good so thank you for all your work. >> president omotalde: >> testifier: thank you very much. like i said, it's not easy. it's really rough but i have to ask god for strength and he gives me strength. he gives me strength. so, each each day be good so i'm just excited to see the community crime is going down. he owns the homicide out there. you don't see the cup dead bodies up the street. uca community branching off with each other giving them love and it's like a family unity and if you don't
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bring other kids together with other districts, it isn't going to be right. also, we have other people from kids from other districts that we bring together. we even have a three on three basketball tournament to make peace and then they get that energy off and you know there walked around laughing. guess what, they're not shooting at each other no more. they may change his mouth are working on the site together. so that's what that last part is and that's what makes my day. >> president omotalde: thank you. thank you so much. >>[applause] >> president omotalde: i like to open up this item to public comment and one comment card and that is from our former commissioner pres.. >> testifier: good evening, commissioners. joshua karsay community member. it's really
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great to be back. i have not been here in a couple months. i miss everybody when i heard that you establish this amazing award, which is i think such a tremendous thing that you're honoring such an amazing community leader, environmental leader, someone who really brings it all together, as you heard, with what it's all about, i just want to come out and be here with allison say that the community members, the youth leaders and just thank you for doing this. because, i think what is so special about what alice is doing is you have an environmental initiative. you have cleaning community cookbook food justice. you have the use of the space and the sustainable weight at alamein he farms. the next-houses talk about solar panels up to date alimony farms off the grid as the next iteration of the sustainability and conservation type of approach to what's
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happening there. it is incumbent on your sustaining the community, the youth. this is a violence prevention program that this year will serve up to 20 young people to get them onto this that help move for two jobs to the next leaders of tomorrow. so much so the cities now looking at supporting an additional 20-40 other use mother public housing sites at in other neighborhoods near alamein he in bernal, mission, over in the excelsior, and then you have something really special in the environment commission tonight would look at that holistically, sustaining communities and the environment my thing is just so exciting and thanks for doing a. it's great to see everybody again. >> president omotalde: thank you. any other further public comment? >> testifier: my name is-johnson. i worked very hard i work that farms myself. since i was thinking i was three
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years old that been playing guitar and it's very hard work. [inaudible] to make sure this environment [inaudible] learn some of the things i have. the housing so that we won't have disasters and improve in the police academy. doing a lot of other things that are real fun. making sure this world goes
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[inaudible]. thank you very much. >> president omotalde: thank you. any other further public comment? hearing none, public comment is now closed. we will move to the next item on the agenda anthony >> clerk: items five, approval of consent agenda. this is an action item. commissioners, you'll notice typically we don't have a consent agenda. by way of background, the consent agenda is an opportunity for us to approve for you to approve items without discussion and in this case, the item on consent has been reviewed by both commissioner stephenson and omotalde in the operations committee and be forwarded to the full commission with a recommendation to approve. once i read the title of all the items on the consent and in this case is only one item, commissioners can pull the item from consent for discussion and will have that opportunity if they so wish. items folder will be treated as standalone regular item and if no item is
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polled believe public comment and a motion to approve. so, with that item 58 except the recommendation of the operation committee by proving a safe drug disposal stewardship ordinance schedule of these. >> president omotalde: i would like to give the sponsor of this director failed to introduce it. don't need it okay. let's go for. so, is there any commissioners would like to remove items from consent? nine? okay. then we can ask for a motion. >> clerk: yes. >> president omotalde: is there a motion? commissioner stephenson has made a motion. second? commissioner bermejo has made the second. public
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comment? hearing none, public comment is now closed. there's a motion and a second on the floor. all those in favor say, aye. opposed? any abstaining? the motion so passes. in the next item on the agenda >> clerk: next item approval of resolution file 2016-09 supporting the wood looks to prohibit the scale of products made of polystyrene foam that are nonrecyclable or noncombustible. the explanatory documents are resolution file 2016 food service impacting waste reduction or listed the sponsor is deborah rafael director. and the speakers are connor johnson of supervisor london breed and jack macy
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commercial 08. this action is for discussion and passionate staff has eight amendment two page 3, line 5. so, page 315 should read whereas supervisor london breed has proposed supervisor aaron vance peskin has cosponsored a food service and so on. so, page 3, line 5 should read, whereas supervisor- london breed has proposed and, supervisor and peskin has cosponsored and remove the wood, have and propose. so supervisor london breed has proposed and supervisor aaron peskin has cosponsored. >> president omotalde: thank you. director would you like to introduce this speakers >> this item coming before you has actually started its way
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through the board of supervisors and we have two outstanding presenters to give you the big context. as you know, this is about zero waste. it's about environmental health. stop the health of the oceans as was the people and the planet at large. i think what's important for you to know as we go forward is that san francisco is not alone in looking at the issue of expanded polystyrene foam that their are other cities who have taken a look at this and done actions on their own. we are starting with our food where. this is an expansion of that previous ordinance. the good of each, seattle manhattan beach santa cruz los altos watkinsville solana beach, those are all
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communities but also tackled this issue beyond food where looking at various uses of expanded polystyrene foam. worrying about it from a number of human health environmental perspectives as well as zero waste perspective. so, with that i would like to introduce supervisor london breed outstanding assistant and advisor on all things environmental, connor johnson. >> testifier: thank you. connor johnson. staff to board of supervisors pres. london breed and good afternoon commissioning this is exciting standard report all-female commission. i feel like it's a famous sandra day o'connor action in san francisco. three days before we celebrated the 47th birthday, president breed into some of the strongest incremental protection legislation in the country. after months of work and
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collaboration with your department with businesses and advocates, she introduce this ordinance to ban the sale styrofoam cups, plates, clamshells, meat trays, egg cartons another food where. packing materials including those incessant packing peanuts styrofoam coolers and ice chests, who and beach toys and styrofoam dock floats, buoys, another marine products. the legislation also bans the use of styrofoam packing material for items packaged in san francisco. styrofoam is actually a trademark so i we use the word polystyrene from here on out. we are city prized for natural beauty surrounded by water on three sides. we have a moral and public health and frankly a financial responsibility to protect ourselves from clues like polystyrene foam. polystyrene cannot be recycled through san francisco blew been recycling collection program. it essentially never decomposes. it's a significant source of litter on our streets parks and public places which are often only a stopover for its trip to
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the date were the ocean. plastic pollution in the ocean continues to worsen with polystyrene been perhaps the most egregious. polystyrene breaks down into smaller nonbiodegradable pieces that see birds and other wildlife often mistake for fish eggs. unlike harder plastics, polystyrene contains a chemical used in production called styrene that's metabolized after ingestion and friends the entire food chain including humans who eat contaminated marine wildlife. styrene is linked to cancer and other mental disorders according to the us fda it reaches into our food and drink it we use polystyrene food where. the science is clear. this material is in environmental and public health pollutants and we have to reduce its use. more than 100 us cities have ordinance restricting polystyrene food service wear and were packaging
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materials. many local businesses and national corporations have successfully replaced polystyrene in their products and packaging. we in san francisco advisor prohibited serving food in polystyrene since 2007 thanks to an important 2006 law by supervisor aaron peskin who incidentally is a cosponsor on this legislation. through the diligent work of the department of environment staff that 2006 ordinance has an almost 100% compliance rate. what this legislation proposes is the next step. the 2006 law just the immediate health impacts of the eating from polystyrene containers. now, were working to stop the broader environmental and public health harms of using polystyrene foam. other jurisdictions like seattle and palo alto party taken similar steps and there are no ample cost-effective alternatives to polystyrene on the market. with that in mind,
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we put together the toughest anti-polystyrene of law in the country including new uses that are never been regulated in other cities. with this legislation, we will replace hazardous products with compostable recyclable ones. we will continue our work toward vision zero were towards zero waste-different zero-protect the public health and natural beauty of our waterways and wildlife. i want to just briefly thank some of the people made this possible. russell long of sustainable san francisco is here. russell, there are he is. thank you. clean water action and save the bait. what dedicated staff, jack macy, yum oh but reduced and your director debbie rafael. the sf chamber of commerce. california grocers association at walgreens, postal chase, and all the other comedies felt that the final legislation of course are legendary and told sadly soon-to-be retiring deputy city attorney, stating so, tom. this
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legislation is carefully crafted to help businesses comply and accommodate those who can. we provided a waiver provision for individual cases and for categorical cases there's no feasible alternative to polystyrene yet. the department has already drafted a waiver to accommodate pharmacies and drug companies that ship: meditations and as of this afternoon i'm excited to say, we have a consensus solution to help grocers beto polystyrene meat trays. i am brought i'm proud to say the small business commission unanimously and does our legislation earlier this month. this is landmark environmental legislation. but we want to bring everybody together to make it happen. our shared goal is clear. to stop the environmental and public health harm polystyrene packaging gets used for media week or two sometimes less than that and we tossed the item in the styrofoam last for another few hundred thousand years in the landfill or the ocean. the city committed to zero waste plan to stop sending anything to the landfill over a decade ago and the only way we can achieve
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that goal is to confront products like this. polystyrene doesn't biodegrade. it is an recyclable in any practical sense. it's a pollutant is better options we can use. so, commissioners for environment, our economy, our public health, and on behalf of board president london breed ask you to join us in support this legislation today i'm happy to answer any questions. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. any questions, commissioners? commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: i don't have any questions. i just want to say that i feel that this legislation has been a long time in coming. i'm thrilled that it is finally here and i commend you and everyone who worked with you to get it to this point and i hope it passes and once it does, it will undoubtedly make a huge difference. thank you. >> president omotalde: i have to echo commissioner wald and to say thank you and thank you
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to president breed's office. she's always leading the way in all things and our mental and i thank her for that. yes, i'm in 1% of its for the legislation but i think is the right way to go and is commissioner wald said it's been a long time coming. commissioner stephenson stephenson >> commissioner stephenson: i fully support this legislation and i'm thrilled to see it. i also love to dot i's and cross the street i note peoples up questions and one of the things that was asked of me was why can't we recycle it. so maybe someone from the staff or some event that answer could address that and let us know kind of what the reasoning is beyond not being able to cycle it? >> testifier: >> president omotalde: perfect segue toward speaker. >> testifier: good evening commissioners on jack macy. zero waste coordinator. i first want to applaud supervisor board president breed for this landmark legislation in a really appreciate all the great work like connor johnson her
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chief of staff has him can i also appreciate that russell long has initiated this. i agree, it is overdue and we had a great success with our 2007 ordinance where we we have achieved 1% compliance with the 5000 food establishments across the city good we been able to show that there are many good safe feasible cost affordable alternatives to polystyrene foam. in the food where area. so this a logical extension that makes sense that we've successfully stopped restaurants from using it, we should not have store sewing it
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to the public, and going out and having picnics in the parks or on the beach using styrofoam plates and cups they get blown into the ocean. so, it really is overdue. what's really exciting is that we seen a development of alternatives not only for food where within well-established, but for many other products. the packaging. styrofoam peanuts, which have static electricity and stick to you. so another one starch peanuts. some of you may have experienced them put them in a bowl of water and that is all like right away. many other products that are available that are recyclable were composed of all i don't have this deciduous impact that polystyrene foam has. so, let me just cut right to your question. is polystyrene foam recyclable? they limited market out there for polystyrene foam you to have it be very clean so any
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polystyrene foam used for footwear is not recyclable if there's any food residue or food soil. take that off the table. what about the other stuff we pick what about the packaging, the peanuts? technically, yes there's top of places. ubs packaging type stores can take them and they can reuse them, which is good and there's one drop-off recycling which ecology has for their facility in the brisbane. in talking with them they've now got the state-of-the-art equipment. this still takes a lot of time for them to handle this very volume this mature which is 95% and. they spent many hours trying to corral the stuff and feed into this machine so it can intensify and then they have to haul it many miles and they spend what really comes out to be thousands of dollars per ton. but basically figure so they can go talk with it. the may take it to a mike. so even though we have that infrastructure now, we're seeing a completely
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insignificant level of recovery. as long as you-if you don't have it acceptable in the curbside collection program, then that inconveniences can end up in the about. so why can we accept it in the curbside recycling program? the nature of the stuff that breaks apart really easy into small pieces. so when you put it into the recycling truck in compactor with materials starts breaking apart goes to recycling facility. it goes over the screens in different conveyors and machines breaks into smaller and smaller pieces and adjust is a nightmare to deal with. so it's very hard to recover.. cost prohibitive. there's really no examples where you have any significant recovery of recycling. the industry loves to say it's recyclable and hang it on the technical, but there's many policies were literally hundreds of carries a backseat and polystyrene foam at the footwear level and is the director mentioned, some examples of committees gone further. so i totally agree it's time that we go beyond that set an example for more to
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follow. the ordinance provides some really good flexibility could we've had a lot of experience in helping businesses adapt to the changes and we will continue to do that. researching the examples. working with distributors helping businesses giving them enough time to do that providing the list on a website and then there's opportunities to get waivers that you heard about if they are needed. waivers can go up to three years if necessary and even berated. so, with that, but may stop and see if you have questions. >> president omotalde: commissioner hoyos? >> commissioner hoyos:. i also like everyone else am really excited about this. i have a couple questions my first question is maybe-my anecdotal experience with some of the food containers plastic bags,
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i'm sorry, is there still thicker plastic bags that get used by restaurants and such and are not as bad as like the plastic bag to get walgreens again, doesn't but they're still around. we talk about waivers, i am wondering what is this may be what is the high think you anticipate a lot of waivers? either particular sectors in which you were getting pushback from vendors? i'm just looking at sort of the way things could fall through the cracks and if there's any big spaces where that could happen? >> testifier: we really do like to minimize giving waivers out. actually, we are not needed to give a waiver out since 2007 on the alternatives to polystyrene foam for footwear. we are now moving into a whole new area so we have the medical community come to us and say the really concerned about cold shipping and temperature range. we basically said will deftly give you a waiver if it's needed. we've agreed to that. that others come to us and we been able to help them find alternatives. so, different
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businesses have come accessing their concern. we are in dialogue with the life science people and are showing them alternatives and will resolve that. we have a call tomorrow. so, were finding out there are lot of alternatives out there that we can meet all the needs and we like to actually minimize waivers. >> commissioner hoyos: they have to come due for request for waivers that's an opportunity for you to explore alternatives with them? >> testifier: yes. example the prostatitis defendant was that asset-backed actually had to meet a performance standard for reusing go throughout testing get all that. i know it's like more passive bags but that wasn't wavered that was actually allowed under the ordinance and they are charging for that so we have seen a great reduction in bag use. >> commissioner hoyos: the second question, on the industry fund, other any big opponents here you are concerned about or does this feel like it's going to have
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requisite support? >> testifier: i think will have support. not surprisingly we've had attorneys from the industry right us. with their concerns. they making the case that it's recyclable. saying, don't worry that it's perfectly safe. don't worry about it we can cite studies that show it can leach into food and it's a neurotoxin.. proposition 65 and so forth. so i don't think their arguments are very strong in the industry typically will despond to say, don't target our product. >> commissioner hoyos: thank you. >> president omotalde: any other questions fellow commissioners? hearing none, thank you very much. we will now open it up to public comments. the first individual whose name i have is russell long. >> testifier: commissioners,
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miro name is russell longer sustainable as that and also friends of the earth. thank you so much for entertaining this ordinance today. i will be brief. i want to add to what's been said that i spent my 20s racing sailboats across the oceans of the world hit i was a professional sailor. since then, i can tell you from personal experience it is a travesty the amount of styrofoam that is floating everywhere around this planet. so whatever we can do to limit and restrict it is a huge environmental victory. coupled with the fact that there's no links to styrene that we may in just this. there's a toxic concerned with all this, i think this is clearly the right step. hopefully other communities will follow if we pass this in san francisco. finally, i want to say in the process of researching this ordinance, i spoke with a number of manufacturers of
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green foam. this is by upgradable compostable foam products, and they are so thankful that san francisco is looking at this and bringing more visibility to compostable foam, which they now have them a which is available as a replacement product. this will help their segment of the industry to grow. they're concerned obviously, the laggards in the industry don't want to convert, but they do. they have made significant investments in order to do that and by passing this, we are supporting that process. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. next up, we have ethan tucker. >> testifier: good evening commissioners. my name is ethan
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tucker. i'm with the save the bait. on behalf of save the day, i would like to thank supervisor breed as was connor johnson and her brothers and russell long of sustainable san francisco for there were putting this ordinance together and i like to urge the commission to support the ordinance. we think it's a really good idea. as you know save the bay has been working for many years to ban polystyrene products in food where around cities could cities all around the region. we worked on a hollow alkyl ordinance that connor mentioned and san francisco has been a leader in reducing the most commonly littered items like plastic shopping bags and styrofoam cups and takeout containers. we think this is an opportunity for san francisco to be a leader once again seen waste reduction and environmental production. i think a ban on all types of styrofoam packaging of the city reaches zero waste goals. it'll also go a long way to reducing trash that flows from our urban areas into the creeks and san francisco bay. so, please consider save the bay as a
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resource and a partner and for implement in the span reach out to the community when hopefully it is adopted. so, thank you very much. we look for to the nay model. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. next individual i can read the last name which is far acute i can't read the first name. rené, okay. thank you. >> testifier: hello. my name is renée ferrell. i'm employed by some fabricators and were a manufacture of polystyrene. i'm here today representing the eps industry alliance and my objective here is to oppose the proposed ordinance and believe the issue needs closer study. so, i listen to all the nice folks speaking and my understanding is that the ordinance is really in regard to transportation a
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polystyrene. is that better? okay. i want to address that at some point, but we talk a lot about the styrofoam food products and how that has been established, but my understanding is this ordinance is a little bit different than where we were going with that. it seems like it's a little bit more for commercial items so to speak. so, in particular, i think many of the findings in the proposed ordinance are not correct. eps is not a styrene. it's a polystyrene. so, styrene is a liquid and it's been identified as a carcinogen. but polystyrene is a solid and is not a carcinogen. it's a classic. to speak to that, the fda originally approved polystyrene for food contact.
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federal and california regulators and make clear they're not risk using eps products. eps is also very useful material. it's lightweight. it reduces energy costs of transportation. which i think is the point here. so, in my industry we manufacture pallets that are very light weight so they help the transportation industry in regards to putting pallets on airplanes and making things a whole lot lighter as opposed to the hardwood pallets that way probably four times as much. it's ideal insulator for hot and cold items. so, for specific things like the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry, there's no other product besides eps that's when to hold a specific temperature for a medical product that has very little time on. it has very little change in
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temperature. it cannot get 2° hotter or colder. so there's no other product that's when to be able to do that besides eps. we also support the frozen food industry and those types of -it's widely used as an effective >> president omotalde: your time is up. thank you. next speaker is trent noris. >> testifier: my name is trent noris, attorney at arnold" are present in the eps industry alliance as well. this is a very short period of time. we submitted written comments as well. we have attempted to contact connor johnson to
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discuss the legislation could have not received a return call. we would like to have further discussions about this. i want to emphasize that polystyrene is recyclable. it is when i percent recyclable. it can be turned in to plastic. it can also be turned into polystyrene. there's a strong market for recycled polystyrene. the fact that it's not in the curbside recycling program is probably the reason why not much of it is collected here. in the city of san francisco. we question whether transport packaging materials is a significant source of litter. we enter stan the findings of studies related to food service where the transport packaging, when i order something from amazon and arrive semi-house, that's a light fixture or piece of class where or something this transport packaging. this is hard polystyrene. that's fully
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recyclable. it doesn't end up on city streets to there's no evidence that is what occurs here. it does end up in the landfill however. there are questions about, about whether this legislation, indeed, in dresses the problems noted about polystyrene in the landfill. this is only banning san francisco businesses from selling and using polystyrene to ship outside of san francisco. were even within san francisco. but the vast majority we don't have a percentage on it, but it's easily more than 9% of the styrofoam that ends up in landfills in san francisco comes into the city from somewhere else in the country and san francisco is not addressing that in any way whatsoever with this particular ordinance. as a result, we don't think there's a meaningful connection between this proposed solution and the problem that's been articulated here as well. so, the ups industry alliance is committed
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to working with governmental authorities to address the waste stream issues that are here. we disagree vehemently with toxic issues because this is probably starting, not starting. itself. we are not talking about food service in any way. we are talking here about transport packaging. so, we don't believe this addresses the issues that have been articulated be happy to meet with the sponsor of the legislation, whidbey primary commission, with staff of either or the department to discuss these issues in more detail. thank you. >> president omotalde: thank. any further public comment? >> testifier: my name is only johnson and for a long time [inaudible]how this product
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environment and [inaudible]. this has been going on for a long time. i have asked in 2001 for these people that are not forgetting our environment better it has always been worse and worse and even our plastic containment. i do think that we have different ways because [inaudible] because butter health issues.i have been ill
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because of this and this is all programs by [inaudible] because of an agreement that we never come to. and still haven't. [inaudible] i'm real serious about this. the world is messed up by the combination and also with the police department. i know some things already. [inaudible] >> president omotalde: thank you very much. any further public comment we pick hearing none, public comment is now closed. commissioners, any further discussion? hearing
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none, is there a motion? the motion has been made by commissioner hoyos and seconded by commissioner wald. all those in favor say, aye. opposed? any abstainers? the main route but the record with the commissioner trend wan is not present next item on the agenda speaker item 7 presentation and discussion on san francisco climate action study. under the city charter the commission on the environment conducts public education and outreach to the committee on san francisco sustainability efforts. his item is for discussion and action. >> president omotalde: before i turn the microphone over to the director, i would like to
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say that there's something atypical that happened this evening. which is that typically, we have outreach that i think but today we have moved it to item 7 because it fits in with our theme of 50, 50% transportation, which the director will speak usc introduces the legislation. >> director raphael: thank you. as you know, the city's climate action strategy is summarized as 0-50-100 words in each commission meeting we take a look at one of those items like to focus discussion or action items around that topic. tonight will be looking at 50, the issue of transportation. but you'll notice in tonight's presentation that sometimes those decisions are not so
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bright between them because one of our 50 presentations is actually going to have an intersection with our 100. so, often when we are looking at transportation were also asking things out energy sources. look at how, electrified and how can we clean up the electricity source when we do a electrified. the other thing that you'll notice is that this is a strategy for the city that takes a lot of partners. it takes various city agencies, or department of the environment is actually very small part of that equation. we work very closely with other city partners, whether the planning department, the mta, cd, the alphabet soup of all the transportation world could it's pretty extensive. this community organizations and private sector partners. tonight you'll hear from her variety of them. we are going to start with perhaps the largest of our transit entities in the sense of infrastructure and reach, and that is art bart system. who we have tonight,, i'm very thrilled of another past commissioner here. nick
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just that of its was not only commissioner of the department of environment but now an elected board commissioner. with him, holly gordon, with the sustainability manager for part. so, we will start with looking at but and then we will go to bicycles, looking at bike share and then from there we will go to the department's own efforts around what we call transportation demand management trying to get people out of their cars. so, that is the context. this is an information item because were going to your presentations. what we hope to do is give you a taste of some of the things going on in the city around 50. >> president omotalde: >> clerk: items 78 presentation on efforts to modernize and achieve one & global electricity powering the bay area rapid transit bart system. this paper is nick just
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a support member bart board of directors and holly gordon sustainability group manager of part. >> president omotalde: >> testifier: commissioners, director met a president, mdm. pres., thank you very much for having me. and for having my college, holly gordon here. it's excited to be back. we're doing really exciting things would bark at him and said to come and talk to bit about that and hopefully there'll be opportunities to collaborate with that apartment in with the rest of the city family on summer projects were working on. the typing of contacts. but is one of the 10 largest electricity consumers in northern california. we have to carry 44 and 50,000 writers every day run the system on 1% electric vehicles. despite the fact that because of some
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foresight of the built folks that built part in the 1960 about both aerospace engineers that built part with the latest train cars of any system in the country. they made out of aluminum rather than steel. so it takes less energy to move them. despite the fact we use 1000 v to power our cars rather than usual 750 bowls were over most other subway systems you'd there's less energy loss transmission despite what you're really terrific things about the bart system, we still consumed and more and more power to get people around, and it is something of a focus of ours. it's tried to reduce emissions profile of that power that we purchase. it wasn't so long ago, less than a decade ago that part was actually moving in the wrong direction. when bart was first came online, it was largely purchasing hydropower from federal projects in the
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northwest. about 10 years ago, parts actually reversed course and pitched in with a bunch of other jurisdictions to build a natural gas plant in the central valley. which, i don't need to tell you, not the direction we should be going or anybody else should be going. i think, this was in sort of the 1980s before people realize this was a big problem. this was in the 2000 when the only just how big of a problem it was. i think it really speaks to the evolution of art as an organization. we are actually in the process of putting in place a policy and a plan to go 100% greenhouse gas free on our electricity procurement, and then hopefully: transition after the two 100% renewables, where it's probably speaking a bit ahead of where everybody else's in the organization but think that certainly something i see as achievable, and i think it'll be not only terrifically important for parts, but equitably terrific
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example to set for everybody else. as increasingly our transportation system becomes more and more electrified as we move away from fossil fuels i think it's a real opportunity for bart to be a leader and share the leadership that i can debate area expects other. but, 80% of about 70-80% of our power goes to powering our trains. kind of referred to that as traction power. but that's probably the only thing we use energy from. the remainder-most of the remainder of that goes to powering our shops and our stations. one of the things that were starting to really focus on is how we can deploy the nobles on-site to sort of be difficult to deploy a new renewables on-site to generate enough power to power our trains so we can suddenly deployed nobles on-site to power stations and some of the loads and our shops in our offices. so, really for the first time, were putting in place a comprehensive plan to deploy solar, especially, on
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the rooftops of a lot of our yards, on the rooftops of the stations were make sense and that is really exciting. it's not all committees we operate in its easy to work with the san francisco which says a lot. so, sometimes it takes a few years to get community buy-in to put solar on a parking lot, because it turns no green and stuff like that. so, but were working to that here we prioritize that. prioritized the sites were going to be able to have the most impact. i think that's a huge step forward. we also have a number summer people who drive to our stations every day. we are 48,000 parking spaces, which are pretty full basically full everyday at 8 am. there's an enormous opportunity to try and implement a policy which will encourage folks to use electric vehicles to drive to our stations rather than fossil
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fuel vehicles. but with the station hierarchy and access hierarchy which is the things we should do moses encourage people to walk than by, then take transit, but between transit and driving a suv or a hummer, this electric vehicles. it's incredibly important from a common perspective because we've done so well on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions coming from electricity that's really one of the places that we have the largest climate commissions do we contribute the most to climate commissions is and people accessing our stations. so, under the guidance and the leadership of holly, we just started to put in place in electric vehicle policy which were going to be deploying charging stations,
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first off some pilot stations and then hopefully more broadly and we will be put in place policies around that which encourage people to make that choice when the purchasing a car, to purchase a look at electric vehicle. it's not just a trip from home to bart were from bar to the office that is the potential to be de-carbonized but the lifetime emissions of that car. and of that driver. so, that's some of the really exciting work that were doing at bart on lectures at the side of things. trying to de-carbonized our electric generation we've done in collaboration with sen. leno's office he authored a bill 1502 which allowed us to procure power directly from renewable sources, which allows us to get much more competitive pricing that we would have otherwise.
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but, i think underlying all this achievement is the fact we been able to bring on to run our sustainability team of that caliber of holly. i think it is as you all know, the one to have grand visions and want to have grand plans, but it sort of especially in a public agency very difficult to cut through the crap and get anything done. so, i think an indication of the potential that we have at bart to be a leader in this space, as well sort of the our ability hopefully not to execute on this patient is represented when holly came to work first i want to make sure wendy apollyon opportunity to talk bout the exciting work she's doing and maybe also on the zero way side of things because the city is close to zero waste. and talk about about the opportunities she sees at bart. >> president omotalde: thank you. >> testifier: thank you. my
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name is holly gordon. on the sustainability team at bart. i just joined in january. as director mention, it's been a big change for me. i was and col. justice lawyer for love, and work in the private sector in the solar industry. so, making a switch to government was a big decision for me and i really have thought long and hard about this update was because i saw the was an opportunity to transform transportation and particularly transportation in my local community. we have about 95% of our electricity grid driven contracts expire at the end of this year. they been placed alongside. the above really big opportunity to procure a lot of renewable energy and i look forward to that doing that over the next six months. the main area i focused on at bart are using our ghd emissions. energy efficiency, waste reduction and
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water reduction. water use reduction. so, i waste reduction initiative is we put in some pilot programs for smart trash receptacles and there's there's a number of them throughout the system and will doing a second pilot over hopefully later this year and believe the ones we have right now several of them are solar pocket were excited about that. on the waterfront, were still working to that were kind of tired of backend system and to our it team so we can measure those reductions and were looking at reductions in our train washing and dual flush toilets and so forth throughout our system. >> president omotalde: thanks. >> testifier: i want to say we're not close the toilets out of the sustainability goal. the downtown stations that close for all the wrong reasons. so, i don't know if you have any questions. some stuff i'm happy to talk about that i think might be interesting to work on together. but,
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>> president omotalde: any questions, commissioner, director? director >> director raphael: i'm so gladly holly you made the decision to come to the public side of things. i delivered a homework just in our own inventory because we have to count your emissions in our community inventory. so, for you to go 100% renewable or 1% greenhouse gas free, i was curious, how that impact san francisco inventory? 2012, which is the year we have those reliable data, we found that art only for your san francisco leg of your trip, not the rest, invaded 57,000 metric tons of co2. that was equivalent to 61,000 pounds of coal being burned. so, that's not insignificant it's about 1% of our community emissions. so if you're trying to get from 23.5
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240 we love you to be one harper sent renault. so, holly when you said you of these 95% of your contracts are expiring at the end of the year, what do you think the mix will be of your procurement? will it be 1% for that 95%? >> testifier: that's a good question. let's start with what we have right now so we can have a baseline. we have unspecified power coming across thworld on board. is primarily hydro-about 60+ percent of that is had. there's some gas, probably 25-30% gas, and then we have some on-site photovoltaic and on-site photovoltaic which makes a small percentage up at this point. i can say for sure exactly upper foley will look like. debbie up to our procurement goes in what the board decides and we are looking at keeping a lot of that hydro-my personal goal-i'm not speaking for the direction, but to rid us of that gas could come across the border. so looking at it probably makes i would say hydro-maybe some
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wind. solar. it depends on what opportunities we see out there with the cost of the site as well. >> president omotalde: commissioner speak stephenson >> commissioner stephenson: i think with excitability talk about is the opportunity to really affect our climate goals with the work you're doing. i think that's so amazing and wonderful. i am also very interested in our transportation goals and specifically, increasing ridership on public transportation. all that to hear a little bit more about what are some of the exciting things that you guys are exploring are looking at to encourage people to actually write more often instead of getting in their cars? what can we as a city or as a commission, due to help in some right to move the needle on parts ridership? i know for me personally, when i choose the
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moments where i'm taking a bike or walking on jumping on public transportation were getting in my car, really depends on bikes but did experience in each of those arenas. my kids with me is one choice of going on my own it's a different choice from going point-to-point into different choice that i make. what are some of things that art is looking into doing to make it the first choice for more of those decisions? i love to hear more about that. >> testifier: that's a great question. something we think about all the time. a bunch of different things i can talk about but i'll talk about three of the ones i think the most exciting. the first one comes back to the parking space did bart was basically built in the 60s that of commuter system to more people between his you would get in the car, from your single-family home out in lafayette drive to the bart station to be tons of free parking and would ride into the city and cadillac style. sort of bart train our seats are wider than first-class airline
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seats. so, that worked for a while but it doesn't work anymore. not the vision we think a lot of us want to try and promote for communities. part of the reason it doesn't work anymore is because our 40,000 parking spaces are also. please write or should we can do it by having more people drive to the bart station. so, this year we've gone through great comments of station access policy reimagining. which is, how are we going to get more people to our stations as sustainably as possible? so, one of the things for instance when commenting for the first time is that it turns out one of the reasons people don't walk to our stations has nothing to do with what happens on our property. it to do with what is between their home and our station. so for instance, in all our communities, the sidewalks on safe with our new
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crosswalks across the highways people have to go. there's insufficient street lighting so people don't feel sick that night. there's not enough people in the street to walk alone late at night and feel sick. we never really looked at the issues presently to understand what other things that are stopping people from walking to our station. if they live within walking radius. so, the policy part of the policy going to look at the conference of leave trying to get in as much data is again from a variety different data providers and were going to start working with communities and actually invest in part resources to improve pedestrian access and bike access outside of our boundary of our station. i think that's going to be not only encourage people to walk, not otherwise want to but it's going to be a real asset to the communities we serve. in san francisco, san francisco is pretty advanced. it's got great mta is doing a lot of
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[inaudible] so were working in partnership with them and are facilities that passes all have as many resources of that are part of transportation is something going to be really transformational for them. so, i think that's kind of a prerequisite to getting more people on our trains. the second thing that i think is a prerequisite, right now, but most people want to write ride which is during or around the commute, there just isn't any space anymore. our trains were bills to have to 104 people on them. they now carry about 145 people during the commute. which is why you may expect the sardine phenomenon. not only does that mean that a lot of people can't get on the train we're kind of the bus shows up and you can on. were expensing that had parts. it just a much less pleasant experience. so, we have a-the two lieutenants
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were doing to increase capacity currently have 663 cars and athlete which means we can't 110 car trains gravy train. were going to be purchasing over the next five years and start getting delivered in a few months 750 new train cars. the same cars are going to have fewer seats. the seats are going to be smaller. they're going to be more appropriately sized to fit speed san franciscans and others writing in them. that means would have a lot more capacity for our existing trains. what more trains and more people on our existing trains. in addition to that, in november were going to be putting eight $3.5 billion bond measure on the ballot which is going to go primarily to operating systems from the 60s that a phone into disrepair.
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and which also limits how make things we can run. so, right now our electrical system then it says to running 23 hours 23 trains an hour through the transbay two. we can place our [inaudible] and upgrade electrical system which is of this bond passes will be able to run 29 trains an hour here at which to put that in context, 2910 car trains an hour running to the transbay two, we will to carry 10 times more people than the bay bridge does every hour. would you be a huge increase in capacity. between the new train cars and the new control system and electrical system will expand our capacity by 200,000 daily riders, we think which is more than the capacity of muni metro today. so to be just an enormous capacity boost i think we will provide many new riders the opportunity to ride commute.
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not to bang on about but the last thing one the of exciting things were doing is often it's not critically pleasant experience ride parts. even when it's not crowded it sort of dirty. the stations are bit funky. it is not necessarily the greatest customer given medication. so come i think what we doing is going to be doubling down on customer experience. we've hired new on set of cleaners in downtown san francisco. compared to this time last year we have eight third more cleaners in our downtown san francisco stations. which one of the things i'm working on is to we think what this cleverness means in the context of bart. we publish of the measured in terms of baggage area per square is. that stop people out feel. it's what actually makes people think that bart stations are dirty and pleasant maybe it's a combination of the lighting and the smell of the escalators or something like that. that's what we should be targeting our resources rather than doing it
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the way we been doing it for the past 20-30 years. our lighting, francis is something that i think these were terrible station environments. it's also very energy inefficient. the local wedding pictures date from the 1960 could one of the things were pretty starting to an highlighting dr. rogers is retrofitting our entire station lighting were all the lighting for the public space. not just to make it more energy-efficient but so we can turn it off tonight we don't do at the moment. but so that we can actually have much more, much better customer experience and to give you an example, one of the design guidelines diverted to lighting. as a sort of something to contribute to the customer experience. along with that, possibility and commenting and art policy.
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reports income in this country we've had a sort of habit of building public buildings intensely ugly because it makes people think [inaudible] value which i think is just like a crime because of ugly is generally fairly good value. so, working to be trying to rescue the bart system from the ugliness and dreariness and we just hired a terrific hard-core nader as well. to try bring some of the vibrancy of art communities across the bay area into our stations to activate them and so when you're standing on a platform, it's not when it's my train coming but is more the disneyland experience where it becomes part of the extensive. i could go on. i don't want to-it's a very good question. >> president omotalde: thank you, director. i one question because on that speakers are bike share and because one of the things you mention is how
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you reduce people from driving to bart stations, are there any is parking [inaudible] going on with bike share that could take a bike share two neighborhood bike to sub bart and leave it there? >> testifier: i think the special by sure is one of most exciting things that happened bay area transportation. it's a development of a holy public transportation. i think what were seen elsewhere is people start using bike share then all of a sudden this incredible momentum to build the bike infrastructure brawled bikers. around the community each scene in london using in dc and in paris. we want to hug by sure as close as possible to bart. we are working closer with them to try put bike share stations at all of the parts stations within their service area. i don't think it's been a quite feel like grand central would have 186 bay area-bike share
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bikes outside of the station or whatever it is. city bikes. there we go. i think it's an incredible part of that. believed to last mile solution and one of the things that we came to work closely with san francisco on and other cities that we make sure we can locate those bay area by station parking things. as close as possible to our stations. and then so people know where to get them. thanks for the question. >> president omotalde: thank you. commissioner hoyos >> commissioner hoyos: thank you so much for the presentation. some of you say there were some ideas you had about how we might collaborate in and i were doing on time but soon be interested in hearing >> testifier: thank you for suggesting that. i think one of the things were really working
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on at bart is our waste. our stations are dirty and it's not just because we don't clean them properly. it's also because we don't have a great waste policy and people are not throwing their trash away. that's obviously a huge expertise that this department has, is zero waste. we also very low divergent rates. you remember what the diversion rates are? so, we don't know exact numbers. will assume zero. it's not zero. but i think he would be-but had the opportunity as i mentioned in passing to director rafael, we would appreciate the opportunity to benefit from your expertise and in sort of the plane and developing a sort of a zero waste policy. especially, in our stations and especially in the wake of our customer experience. we also
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benefit from some your zero waste grants to oppose along with that but i think those two things probably go together. that's one thing that sort of immediately comes to mind. the other thing that i think is exciting to work on would be-i know that the puc that is in collaboration with the department of environment, it's getting up clean power as that and i think there might be some opportunities to work together on purchasing renewables and other greenhouse gas regeneration so that we can take advantage of the work that each other is doing and maybe help economies of scale there. i would be-we also director rafael at it would be helpful in helping us understand how to create the position of the sustainability director and i would was key to work the work were doing and this much expertise that's sitting around the stable and in that apartment that it would be key
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to have all the good ideas you want to throw at us. i think we now have the real capacity, internally, to execute on that. >> president omotalde: thank you. commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: thank you both for coming in. it's good to see both of you again. so, this is sort of a follow to commissioner hoyos question. if you achieve your goals, this can be a ripple effect. you're going to have vast numbers of new writers and those people are going to the park, if that's the technical term, in san francisco and a lot of them are going to get on other kinds of public transportation. whether it's bike were buses or whatever. so, i would welcome, at least assurance, or it is
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not a big discussion, that you are not only talking to the departments about its expertise, but that you are at least trying to get sort of a candle on all the parts of the city family in san francisco that will be impacted by the achievement of your goals. particularly, in terms of ridership. both in terms of increasing the number of people who ride and how they get to your vehicles. it's not just in san francisco. it's all around the bay. i mean, do we need new institutions in order to make sure that this experience is seamless and that everyone has the same goals and that they are all benefiting from each one is learning and doing, or can we use the institutions
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that we have? it would be a shame if we didn't think about, as it seems to me, in this product and systemwide way as we possibly could because, i think that we would be much more successful if we did. >> testifier: it's a really great question. depending on who you ask, is 27 or 29 different transit operators in the bay area. whoever you ask mike and that's probably a good 22 many. i think there's a think we really do need to sort of think about how were all coordinating effectively. traditionally, part five itself as an east bay institution and i think san francisco spray much in east bay institution 'the new generation of leadership both in the city and part i think are thinking much more recently that all of our problems and it's not just-i
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think that's a lot closer collaboration now than there has been in a long time between bart and although sortie sort of city family. i think it's probably reflected in the last transportation bond measure. where there was money devoted to the canopies over to protect the part escalators and entrances which also muni entrances and escalators as well. there's been a real sort of strong collaboration between the city and part on that. it's kind of, a small as that seems, i think even that is as it happened in a long while. about about bold heart, for instance which is another joint part unique facility, we been doing incredible work with muni on rebuilding that station and sorting out helping muni sort out a bunch of the real challenges especially safety challenges that her face there in terms of pickup and drop-off for cars and for tmc's in
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terms of pedestrian access, in terms of even intermodal access between barton summoned the muni lines there. so what, really narrow paths and really narrow corridor just be sort of big unique metro light rail vehicles rushing up right next to you. and with the planning department as well and the supervisor avalos autos, were going to be be purchasing one of the parking lots for which we call the upper yard right next to the balboa park station for affordable housing. that i think is a key part of how we can work with the city. we need to not just the workers transportation site with the planning side as well. to make sure were using our resources as effectively as possible and were contributing overall to the city planning targets and planning objectives. so, i hope that kind of its bid or scattershot that gives you some comfort. >> commissioner wald: it does
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indeed. thank you >> president omotalde: any further comments? hearing none,, thank you so much. thank you. just before we move onto the next item i would like to announce what public comment after all of the presentations for item 7 due to inefficiency of time. anthony. >> clerk: items seven-the presentation on the extension bay area bike share. the speakers are emily stapleton, general manager motivate and heath maddox transportation planner with the san francisco immiscible transportation agency. >> testifier: good evening
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commissioner and director rafael. my name is emily stapleton general manager for bay area bike share. i work for a comedy called bay area motivate. which is the largest operator bike share assistance across the country. as you know, the bay area bike share system has been on the ground here in san francisco in four other cities for the past two years as a pilot program and were very excited to announce a huge expansion coming over the next two years. i've a short presentation and will hand off to keith maddox, from sf mta in the middle of it he will him and bike the microphone back to me and will happy to hear your questions at the end. first of all, the sense of scale for the increase in the bike share system is something to really get our arms around as we begin this presentation. today, there are 700 bytes the cover five cities san francisco san jose
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in three cities along the peninsula redwood city, mountain view, and paulo alto. when expansion is coming whether 7000 bytes across our network which is approximately the size of city bike today. those city bike is itself expanding and growing beyond its bikes but this is a complete transformational change from the toe in the water pilot we been doing the last two years. the increase in scale should increase the utility of the program here in san francisco and any other cities that we service. there will be a change in terms of the total footprint of the system. like i mentioned, in san francisco san jose in three peninsula cities going for it week san francisco san jose three e. bay cities that, on object today there are zero bikes their stations in the east eight the course of this extension three 1500 bytes in the east bay alone, which is comparable to bike share system for example in the boston metro area which is a huge system. so, each of these three systems is san francisco growing to 500
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bytes. the state going to 59 and san jose growing to 1000 bytes. each is a formidable system together an interconnected network of bicycles shared stations. it should be a powerful force overly encouraging voter shift from people that may have driven to their destinations maybe now you can take part or amtrak workout thing and get to where you're going to have a plan for your final mile. a couple other notes before i move from this slide. the pointer on this slide. the way that we are bringing this large-scale expansion is through sponsorship and two member revenue. so it's a nice thing about the program is that it's coming at no cost to the taxpayers of no public funding is going to the purchase of the stations were the operation. were pretty excited about that. were looking for a partner right now to be our title
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sponsor for the program and hope to news about that very soon. the other piece of those that support 20% of the stations will be located in committees of concern in all the cities in which were operated. so, those locations or those areas designated by mbc and printed out were station locations go, we have an overlay of those communities of concern and we are sure to go out and actually engages the committees. going to stations on where the stations should go. running to the number system auto go but for a quick review, 4500 bikes in san francisco % increase of over 4000 bytes from today. which is really wonderful. by the time that were done with the extension bay area bike share, ill be the dances by sure in the united states having the most bikes per capita. at this point number two handoff to m my colleague keith maddox who's
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going to talk whatsoever benefits of the problem including environmental benefits but i'll close with some discussion about our process and timeline for when to expect by share and how were selecting stations. >> testifier: hello thank you emily did a good evening commissioner did am keith maddox. tina planner with a missile transportation agency that in managing the city's efforts on bicycle sharing for about the last five years now. it's a pleasure to be here this evening to talk you. so, what emily described the extension is really a public-private partnership. much of the burden for funding is fallen upon the private sector, but we are still going to accrue all be benefits to the public sector. we are getting something that is very affordable on a large scale for visitors and residents to use. it's
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importantly active transportation, which will improve the health of our city residents and reduce healthcare cost. clearly, it's not missions and congestion reduction benefits. the point here about 30% of the bay area during the pilot about 12% of trips taken by bay area bike share members were formally by either single occupant vehicles or taxis, were the transportation network companies. bike share is often used as a first and last mile mode to access transit and so it's taking better vantage of the existing network and a lot o allowing peopl to get to transit, but also relieving overburdened transit like we have issues as director described about bart. and muni as well. it also supports, here
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we have station zero on the slide but sports all those of other city policies and efforts to our general plan is the transportation element could the transit first policy for the city of san francisco. the mta strategic plan, the bicycle strategy in the bicycle clamp. bicycle sharing fits and supports all of our existing policy efforts, really. we have some motivate in this public-private partnership a commitment to follow cities for source hiring guidelines even though they're not required to do so and we expect there will be a good number of green collar jobs though, of the partnership and were excited about that. so, of particular interest tonight is the greenhouse gas emissions reduction would you have some estimates so the back of the envelope. we have a lot of data from this estimate that was
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excited about bicycle sharing. it's the more i work on by sharing into a less about the bike that about the system. and because we know our members are doing over the bikes are starting and ending up a lot of information the whole backend to the system and it people i work with at the mta have built an impressive dashboard and so there on the left it's a little hard to read without representation of daily trips. this one. that's bout three years of data i'm almost-2.5 years of data really. it's close to 1 million trips will he have been taken so far. 1000 trips in san francisco. the high range in san francisco in today's 1400 trips are on average we've seen about 800 trips per day just 350 or-315
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by slept in the system at this point. so, as part of the pilot project evaluation metropolitan transportation commission, did were hired kaiser to do in the valuation of the greenhouse gas emissions benefits because the primary source of funding for the pilot was from mpca's climate initiative program. so, they did a on application in averaging 800 trips a day about three or 1000 trips per year, they be taken into account the omissions from the actual operations of the system and subtracting that from the net, were from the gross rather, they quantified just over 70 tons of greenhouse emissions reduction per year for the pilot.. if you scale that up, to be closer than 16,000 trips a date which is where he will respect will see a whole expansion of the pilot, and something on the order 69 trips per year, then instead of 2.7
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trips per day per bike which is what we are seeing up, we spec once the system expensive we used were intensively. some were trips per bike per day and will be seen somewhere closer to 1400 tons of greenhouse gas emissions reduction per year. just a little more about the public-private partnership your between motivate and the mta. emily mention the sponsoring motivate is in charge of finding a private sector sponsor to fund the purchase and deployment and operations of the system. being the equipment and sophomore software and in charge of signing up the members and leading efforts on station design and citing an outreach
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and also operations and marketing. on the mta said, a lot of these functions were performed by my team at the mta, but now it's up to motivate to perform these functions. but we spent a lot of time last year working on contacting and we served out largely a coronations and review quality assurance, quality control and support for the station design an outreach from my group is in charge of all of the permitting which sounds very simple, but nothing is simple. in san francisco. so where's you might be able to get a station permit in a daze in summer like not san jose might take 90 days in san francisco. there's a lot of stuff level review and intra-agency review and intra-agency review and ultimately a series of permits will be issued to motivate to deploy the equipment on the street. so, right now were in the process we've chosen the
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locations for the 60 or 70 new stations in the first wave were beginning to review the first designs have entered into our approval process and ultimately will be issuing permits the summer. and into the fall. then, also on outreach, that's primarily motivates response ability, but we have a lot of expertise and interest in cd outreach done right so were very supportive of their efforts there. that's all i have for you tonight. were going to let emily finish of the presentation. thanks very much. theo thank you. >> testifier: so, the last portion of the presentation would just be reviewing what we are today and were about to go. the rollout of the bike share stations in san francisco with a place in four phases. we are preparing right now for phase 1, so we've been through a public outreach phase and we
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are now entering the permitting phase for phase 1 of the process. simultaneously, we party begun phase to you are looking for potential sites for the second portion of the rollout. so our process there you can see were repeating the second row, everything will timely enter a phase. it starts with motivate identifying feasible locations. things that have enough access to solar for example the stations are sold out. making sure that no utility conflict is not within breath making sure it's a bible station location. the second is bringing the stations to the public and having a discussion and dialogue with the communities in which the stations would be located and saying, here are some options, which do you like best for your micro neighbor that you live in or work in? from there, we reached this step for phase 1, we propose locations for phase 1 sites. from there, were accepting additional feedback from either of funding
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businesses for example or other residences or businesses on the blocker we will have it bike share statement we didn't really proactive outreach door-to-door with them to make sure they know bike share is coming and answer any questions. the survey public feedback forum online. were hoping the expansion that circulates neighbors help neighbors and were getting additional feedback from people that were not able to make the workshop. from there was review pretty good about the stations are then selected for each phase, we say the stations and submit the permits to mta and that picks up where keith was describing his process in the mta. so, were doing this in portions because the extension is so huge and so rapid that it would be rolled out. we can do this all once overnight. but will be doing it in segments for san francisco and similar segments for the east san jose as well. i just talk to this a little bit in terms of how we do our outreach to find
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technically bible cites those public workshops. oscar to this slide pretty quickly. moved to the last one picture shows a few stats about results. we have a website that i would encourage people to navigate to. give us some recommendations and where they like to see stations. it's been open since last week that 5000 unique summations for what people would like to see by ship it that's very encouraging to us there's a lot of public interest in this. as we been engaging in conversations for phase 1 but with that more than 70 stakeholder meetings with neighborhood associations, urging groups, other city stakeholders, bart, muni, the port authority, second part, anybody touched by bike share we want people to know it's coming. we want to talk about ways to partner and so we've had several meetings the number has already tallied up well beyond 70 in recent weeks. as we go through the different expansion phases we are having
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workshops that are cosponsored by physics for buses so the first age it was district 8 and 95 2030 participants for workshop which was wonderful. and afterwards, several comments collected from the sf online map. one other we were trying to reach people is posting in public letters in the neighborhoods were going to bike share so that if you did make it to the workshop can see it online, didn't submit a comment there's one more place you can see the station and the program is coming and submit a comments. that is a bit about our public outreach and just really briefly, this is the footprint for phase 1. again, there are four total phases for san francisco and the back of the system will be much broader than this. we are preparing to release the phasing that very soon but these are very sites
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agreed for phase 1 through this public process. so the dark spots on this site phase 1 sites and the yellow outline includes the blue dots, was her current stations. the idea was by sheer to maintain density and grow from the core. the matter use either provides the existing footprint we have an begins to expand outward into neighborhoods. again, this rubber since 25% of total bikes so we have a long way to go beyond that. so that concludes our presentation. there's any questions both keith and i are happy to answer >> president omotalde: thank you so much that i have two questions for you. one, i feel like i live in a world where myself and all my friends use apps. i'm sure by sure has one but i'm wondering if the program itself integrated into other apps by the destination i'm going to, will bike share be given to me as an option to choose?
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>> testifier: yes. there is an app that exist today for bike share. it is pretty basic functionality on 14 shows you with our bikes available. as we expand, were looking to build our own proprietary app that goes with the system and hopefully is markedly slight been able to look at your member account information, the will to share your trip with your friends. also important eventually we like for casual writers people just 20 for 24 hours people to purchase our app. today we about safety functionality you can see with the stations are. can see, the bikes are available. soon we want to build up the capabilities of her own app and bigger picture, in terms of integrating with things like google maps or apple maps, something by sure industries probably trying to formulate a common data standard for so we can all come to apple and google and say, here's how were going to share bike share information please include us in your maps. last piece of this essay with the transit aggregator. the transit app for example. and several others.
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they're very eager to include bike share information today. it's an open source so you can get the same information on a basic app with our bikes and docs available. it can be integrated in that app is interested in having bike share on the platform. >> testifier: emily is right but i'm happy to report that the work of my mta i sit on the board of a new industry associate call the north american bike association and one of our recent couple schmitz was to actually develop the industry wide standards for standard bike share location. i can think of the sector because i do not work on this particular project but the standards are out there now and for now it's up to all the individual systems to comply with the standard. previously, bus stops for instance are out there and google both bus stops on the map because there's a worldwide standard. we now have that same standard in place for bike share stations. it just that the industry the gray systems have to catch up. >> president omotalde: thanks. by second question is in regards to how is i guess bike
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share and mta look at bike share program has in response or something help mitigate natural disasters or disasters? when muni when bart goes out house bike share petrilli powered on solar? was that even thought about because is not a question if in the next earthquake is not in its question of when. how will people get home? >> testifier: i think a simple answer to that is solar powered and so the basic functionality of the station should work. i think for having cellular heaven is, so their accountability by new purcses by may be problematic to feel the membership of expect the station operational functionality would still work. if you elect he thought the station should be able to read that and allow a trip. i have to look old alluded work closely with the invocations would be but the stations to standalone. without the grid.
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>> president omotalde: thanks. commissioner stephenson >> commissioner stephenson:. i've a quick question you were on television can you beat just those with a url is if people want to go and suggest as they should sue people at home note? >> testifier: yes. bay area by sheer.comexpansion. >> president omotalde: commissioner wald >> commissioner wald:. thank you for coming this evening. this says by sure has huge potential and thank you not just for coming but for all of the work you do. so here's my question. some of my colleagues in some department staff know, i'm a big believer in the words or recognition programs. have you got thought about integrating and a word program into the operation of bike share so that you would recognize the person who lives the most trips or does the most miles?
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you would give them, in return, something like two or three or five free trips so that they would keep going and so that they could post their accomplishments and their friends and other people will want to compete with them and maybe even beat them out the following year. because, i do believe that programs like that in addition to having lots of bikes were people to use, but competition has positive results. >> testifier: i love that idea and i think that recognition is part of bike share over the long-term. like i said the app capability is pretty basic right now. we haven't been able to put a lot of thousand whistles and even something as simple as sharing your right social group to let others know i'm writing this is a healthy way to get around. you should try, too. i think over time i
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can see is incorporating those types of things are having pitches for number of trips per anniversaries of certain tips that you did. today we do a very informative for doing a featured member post or before participating in a parade or something will announce reach out to top writers. we see your engaging we'd love to view and [inaudible] will informally we do that today but over time would be put more formal program around. >> president omotalde: commissioner hoyos peelers this is xavier i three questions. some density question on this one. so, your private sector. san francisco is pretty big. it's 4500 coming online and then oakland is 850. i'm just curious about the ridership projections, how that happens? how you plan to grow more in oakland, to? that sort of
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question about why the big emphasis on san francisco although i understand with a really strong like writing culture could already see that on market street and us. that's my first question. second question what you mean more about committees of the concern. the about low incomes committees but if you could flesh that out finally i'm curious kind of a header question, two, and how are you advertising this? how do we kind of use social media to create the culture of biking because i feel like there's a certain demographic that's really gets on their bikes and then there's a lot of people who would and mrs. [inaudible] how are you promoting it? >> testifier: the first was about gross and size of the system in the different markets. this is largely a demand analysis we do the
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professional engineering firm that looked at factors like residential and commercial density, which is where bike share drive does well and able to make those connections to transit we were talking about workplace short trips they might've taken in a cab is that of a vehicle. we also look at topography, bike infrastructure, general connectivity. so, that's what drove the basic footprint for the different areas we are in. this is a 10 year program that we have an agreement with mpc to implement. so, there's also a path to expanding beyond the initial imprint through further investment to motivate to city investment and also through private sector individual organizations could underwrite a station in a new neighborhood or bunch of stations in a new neighborhood if they want to. so, that's what the initial demand analysis is based on. again, it's a network [inaudible] when there's more
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trips. so looking to go from 800-1000 trips per day to 10 or 12,000 trips per day. >> testifier: one of the important things to member is we been doing this for 2.5 years already in a variety different context, urban context. the 700 bikes to start, 350 of them and 35 stations of the 70 stations in san francisco. we've 9% of the use here. i think it's not a real fair comparison between peninsula and these baby still the reason one big reason for that is that we have the preconditions for success in san francisco. that's where the bulk of the stations in the region wheelie should go for starters, at least and we'll see how it goes from there. >> testifier: communities of the consent. based on an
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defined standard it does include such of them as income access to transit, several other factors. san francisco adar 70 unique designated committees of concern and motivate as a greeter of stations in each of those seven locations. the 20% of the total that are going to all be concentrated on the corridor when the seven committees of concern which covers a pretty broad range of san francisco. >> testifier: there are seven of them in san francisco and the way the mpc determines them and i can remember them off the top of my tongue but there are groups of census tracks and they have about seven different factors, which can qualify particular track is pertaining to the community of concerned and things like income. it's things like single mothers were limited english proficiency as head of whole school. minority majority kind of thing. tool committee of concern will come up it's the first is just a variety of different ways to get out census tracks we should be concerned about. >> commissioner hoyos: okay. lesson was on the culture these.
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because of our right. we are multiple different channels were targeted by themselves market the service. seeing somebody having fun writing beating the bus and all these things happen which is great. that's one of the ways that people learn about bike share explored. because it's so inherently local and committee-based, you will see a local street fairs and festivals and events feels he is tabling this a little bit of grassroots outreach that we. certainly, there will be an increase as you outreach as well just because breath of the expansion so far this loving you education to do with people that have not been adjacent to the system just to say what it is, how it works, how it's priced and how to try for the first time. so, we'll be using multiple channels to reach audiences. >> commissioner hoyos:. thank you. >> president omotalde: director rafael >> director raphael:. i want to come back to one of the
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points that commissioner pres. omotalde had about resilience in the points of thinking as bikes as a born piece of that puzzle after a disaster. you probably already work with patrick but i want to point out the city has an office of resilience now. they're going out to communities and talking to communities about how we make resilience neighborhoods. the department of the environment has a grant from the department of energy to look at solar plus battery storage in various committees sold to minis can respond it seems to me the perfect nexus to think about where we locate these micro-grids to having a bike share station in that same area. so, as you expand out beyond the core, i think they'll be something that i know i will bring back to the department something to think about and am wondering if the resilience and work with patrick is something you are already engaged in? >> testifier: not yet but
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thank you. >> director raphael: great opportunity i see a perfect mix. >> president omotalde: any other commissioners? hearing none, thank you so much. >> clerk: xms seven-c committee outreach presentation update on s.f. moves program a collaboration between the department of the environment and the san francisco initial transfer transportation is of. speakers are lower (i wish it's rotation program specials and daniel soto outreach and transportation program associate. >> testifier: good evening. thank you, commissioners. i am
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pretty much here to talk about a pilot program were engaging in partnership with sfmta get called sf will. the single gold getting people out of their cars by themselves. the goal of this program was to try something new to take scalable to be able to go big but we started just into unique neighborhoods. some of the things we just heard we looked at disadvantage communities, places that have capacity on their transit line on bike lanes, on an ability to encourage the behavior we want to see. most critically got this in information-based campaign. when i worked with dpw on potholes we were not looking to install new start our expectation we came from the place where places the recent people needed to get out of the cars was of able and the
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challenge we are facing people don't have access to the information or could not tap into it. so, we worked on figuring out what is it that people needed and how could we get it to them. we had conducted best practices reach of it were not the first ones to try and engage in neighborhood behavior type transportation purpose. [inaudible] was the first one to do this. as i mention this was a pilot program. as we did the best practices research, we weren't necessarily looking for what has been done and what worked well to disagree replicate here. what we learned was great in other places and then looked internally to san francisco, what could we tweak and really, san francisco in a scale and scope how can we take it in a broad scalable citywide ultimately, level. portland was one of the first places to do this over a decade ago in a putting a quite intensive people hours actually with her
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model. one of the things they did which to be successful was actually doing something like delivering their information via person on bike. it was a intensive one-on-one model. something which we learn about something important and we chose to tweak it. once again we were looking into something scalable. another model was seattle. also once again doing this for over a decade. they had their approach with offering something in terms of monetary benefits, which was their transit passes. they were giving a kind of resource with the money already to encourage people to try the system and
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acclimate to it. like i said, we were this is a pilot this is something new. so indeed we actually start from a very different place in the end. we looked at rather than what were providing these oppressive called human centered design. this is about getting into the community, putting our resources heavy in the front, going in, this then we were out and about on our bikes on the street, jumping onto muni, driving around during rush hour and what was it about the land, the landscape, that guided people's behavior? we went into the street and talk to people. what is it that is encouraging you to drive alone? why so you're not on a bike this time? we invited people into our office in groups to brainstorm with them, listen and learn. in this human centered design, we try to think of community by community what makes or needs unique and how can we address that. so, once such example in the mission, which you'll hear more
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about later, we actually heard people kind of knew that there were bike lane infrastructure. from our perspective there's plenty of signage. the lines are green. it's very clear but we are people on the ground were not aware where the bike lanes went and how they were connected to one of the things we immediately learned to address that and with our team we made a mission-based bike lane map. exclusively on bike lanes and where they went. it's a kind of work we did with human centered design. working more through the pilot projects we did as my colleague danny soto. >> testifier: thank you. hello commissioners. so the first pilot phase of this sf move we target that murphy's mission neighborhood. we had about 7000 residents both owned businesses
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in the project area. response rate in this neighborhood was lower than desired and however, through the human centered design, and here was an opportunity for us to conduct some of that and just who evolve and innovate. we were not getting the results we were design. at the end of the pilot, this particular pilot phase, the team went back and we analyzed, try to make inferences as to why there was such a low response rate from our audience. perhaps scuttle the condo was not clear were we do not have a proper outreach strike it so we went into the new neighborhood we were going to be focused on in pilot phase 2, it was important for us to take some these lessons learned and to launch a new iteration of this pilot. so pilot phase 2, we were targeting oceanview good and angles of it this time
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around we were talking about 10,000 residents as well as focusing on commuters along the main business corridor on ocean avenue. this time around we conduct a pretty extensive online marketing strategy to promote wider program awareness. the online app targeting this is a project area and we ate costly updating where we are directing people to these apps based on google analytics. we were making sure we want to make sure people were accessing the resources and information but we wanted them to get could be also at the same time were doing constant website improvements in or to enhance the user experience. these are my topics really reinforce the rapid prototyping and testing approach the learned early on to the human centered design process. another change from the mission was partnership engagement. so, early on and before the program launched in this neighborhood, we met with members of the ocean ave.,
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association, we also met with different neighborhood associations from home associations and community groups should we want to get some feedback and also little know about the launch was coming and also see if there was room for collaboration and partnerships through these different groups. through these partnerships, we have some awesome partnerships should very effective groups willing to work with us. we got into many of their newsletters able to publish on local newspapers. you were also able to table and present a different community and business centered events. also, with our commuters we get a face-to-face approach. we were it consisted of basically and delivering premade sf move travel packets to people working on ocean avenue. while this was not really a personalized approach, we learn from the mission that when interacting with small businesses and employees don't come in with premade travel packet program materials, we
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garnered a lot more enthusiasm is coming with an order form personally talk about the program with them. so, sf move is still going on right now in will be ending at the end of the month, at the end of may. bristol getting a lot of engagement from the residence to our order forms were on our website as well as from the commuters of themselves. we were measuring success with the help of pre-and post-surveys and the service will to indicate whether there was reduction in long trips and increasing willingness to change behavior. so, stay tuned for results and thank you for your attention. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. commissioners, any questions? commissioner or mail bermejo
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>> commissioner bermejo:. thank you for the presentation. it just warms my heart that you're using human centered design i wonder how you came to that decision to go that way? >> testifier: unfortunately, our supervisor is not here today i think she was actually really dominant force in engaging human centered design. it is to the center of that apartment where closely looking at new angles. as i said we did best practices. we looked at others had done, but everybody is unique at every neighborhood is unique. to understand those nuances how to really work with them, there were various scuttle looking at right now were using human centered design. >> president omotalde: male great way to reach a lot of key reason like you said that what those unique needs. thank.
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>> president omotalde: thank you. i would second that. i love when people come up and admit what did not work because i think so often we try to highlight we did this so what do we do this alone but no one takes a step back to state what we did wrong and how we learn from it and use it. so thank you for that. commissioner stephenson >> commissioner stephenson: though study much my point, too. i really appreciated hearing your looking at google analytics and optimizing on the side that you went through you set up from the beginning to be scalable so this is something we can replicate and do again. that's wonderful. just having a presentation where you say we had a lessons learned from pitching one and two we didn't have enough respondents come i think that's fantastic that you guys are learning from the work that you're doing and applying it as you go for. i think it's will to see the pre-and post results in the operations committee, when that time comes. thank you for all the work. >> president omotalde: is, thank you. thank you so much.
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now we will open it up to public comment for items seven. or on items seven. >> testifier:-johnson. tell me about how these [inaudible]. i just got back from san mateo in this environment [inaudible] i have problems trying to focusing but [inaudible] i have
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no idea i was supposed to go there. apply for this job and they turn me down. that wasn't too long ago. so was doing inventory over at [inaudible] was talking to the manager about it. i went into the courtroom every day. when i was supposed to go there [inaudible]
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>> clerk: honor my new public comment is strictly limited to the item that we are discussing. >> testifier: this what i'm talking about. this new ways of reconstructing and building a new project. [inaudible] the issues that i've gone through and it did not make sense. it had nothing to do with [inaudible]. all i'm saying is that i love to go and you do this job and do it [inaudible] >> president omotalde: thank you. any further public comment
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on items seven we pick hearing none, of the comment is now closed. next item on the agenda >> clerk: item 8 approval resolution file 26 06 supporting the proposed transportation demand management ordinance which is a component of the planning department transportation sustainability program. it's been a joy document is a resolution filed 2016 six and the proposed transportation demand management program ordinance the speaker is weighed with graph environmental review planner with the planning department. >> testifier: good evening. i'm not weighed. this is way but i'm from sf mta and were tag teaming on this presentation. thank you for having us. it's a pleasure to be here this evening. the
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initial site is beautiful. i assure you. i'll get started in the interest of time. so, we are here to provide an overview of something that were really excited about and hoping that you be excited, too. we are asking for you to adopt a resolution endorsing this new piece of legislation and encouraging the board of supervisors and the mayor to adopt it. and the planning commission to adopt it into law. so, what we're presenting this evening is the final component of the transportation sustainability program. were tsp l r try to be acronym like in a presentation as i know wade will. the transportation sustainability program has been many year endeavor between
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multiple agencies, sf mta, the planning department, the san francisco county hesitation attorney and author office of speedy economic. this program is focused on improving our transportation system to accommodate new growth. joining me as i mentioned is weighed-from senior planner from the planning departments. the goal of the transportation sustainability program is to keep people moving as our city grows. anyone who has been on our streets were not transit system during rush-hour nose were already facing capacity constraints-out. what it means is that san francisco is a great place to live and work and visit those are wonderful things. but it also means a lot of work to do to get people where they need to go. the good news is san francisco is hard at work doing that. we have a
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number of system expansion efforts, safety extension enhancement projects, service enhancements, and we are working across agencies to manage transportation demand as you've already heard. transportation sustainability program really focus on new development in this new trips. it asks what is the role of new development and how do they do their share. that's the slide showing some of the things that were already doing in the transportation sustainability program doing really looking at new development. so, the transportation sustainability program has three components really excited to report that two of them have been completed and are now the law of the land
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here in san francisco in the last six months. last fall, the city adopted the invest component, which is the transportation sustainability fee could it collects money from new development to invest in transit and safer streets. in march, the planning commission checked off the a line box, which replaced level of service with environmental review, with looking at vehicle miles traveled. so, instead of counting cards, and not really doing much about it, we are now capturing something meaningful. how many projects, new projects generate. and seeking to reduce that, which as you have, really is a key contributor to environmental quality issues. now we are working towards the adoption of a third component the shift component, which is a proposed transportation demand management ordinance forward development. this ordinance
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integrates transportation amenities on site to reduce the need to drive from new bands to use development projects. the shift component links the other two components by supporting people and using transit and walking and biking and taking car share which is what were asking developers to invest in. through their fees and by reducing vehicle miles traveled from projects. the shift effort looks at the limited capacity we have for driving. it looks at city goals and asked what new development template to support the residence tenants and workers in accessing news sites without having to drive. the answers transportation demand management. so, development focus transportation demand management first to physical
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measures, incentives, information and tools that support sustainable trip choices. these are measures that are controlled by a developer or property owner and really target the trips that are made by residents and workers and tenants and visitors to those sites. i want to emphasize that because as you know, the world of transportation demand management is very broad and we in san francisco have a lot of transportation demand management programs in place like sf move, like big share, that are more broadly focused. these are measures that are very specifically focused to residents and tenants of specific new developments. an major changes of use. before i get into the details of what we are proposing, i thought it will be useful to point out that were not starting from
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0g's transportation demand management here in san francisco. there is what were working with as a starting place. there are some planning codes require meds and some projects are depending on location and use and size subject to them. these are things like having on-site car share spaces, bicycle parking requirements, things like that. if projects include transportation demand management measures of beyond what the code requires, they tend to happen at the end of projects as mitigation measures, environmental review the conditions of approval that come out to a planning commission approval process. in our poll we've seen this is the opportunity to integrating them
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at the beginning fundamentally offers to shape the project in the shape of projects impact. we do have some requirements later to parking, which is one of the most powerful transportation demand management tools, like unbundling parking progress eventually uses parking maximums in many places in the city. generally, it's a one-size-fits-all type of set of requirements. we do not have ongoing compliance that we do and part of that is we don't have a fee to support that kind of work and that kind of staff. so, in crafting the legislation, it proposed transportation demand management ordinance we look at best practices from across the country and we found what informed i reposted the first is, having a conference of approach to really addresses a range of uses and aims to support it target. figure out what is the goal. what are we trying to achieve with that ordinance that's the best practice. identifying and integrating transportation demand management watchers at the beginning when object is being conceived and shaped so
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that it can really affect the project ends up to be. another best practice we found is linking transportation demand management requirements to how much parking is provided on-site. we know and our literature is going to support this as well as our own data collection here in san francisco that there is a very strong relationship between providing parking on site and driving. so, linking 10 sedation demand management requirements with how much parking is provided ivan makes a lot of sense. providing flexibility and how developers achieve a target or goal to recognize neighborhood context and specifics of a development and of course having a compliance program and funding staff to support it. so, with that were proposing the transportation demand ordinance management works that would live in the planning code and request from planning to walk you through.
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>> testifier: good evening. my name is wade-senior planner with the planning department. make said to be here in addition to the various apartments that probably mention that we've been working with either working with-at the department of environment as well as she ivan to get her input on this program. i just want to mention that. so, carly described the best practices from around the country in terms of pdm or transportation demand management to my we took those best practices and really try to make an innovative program here in the city that was san francisco specific and neighborhood specific within the city. there are three main elements to it, which i'll quickly go over and run through this my work on a project example. the first is a
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target aimed at reducing vehicle miles traveled. vehicle miles traveled measures the amount and this is a project might cause people to drive. it's what were now using an environmental review context to analyze transportation impact because it's a great indicator of a lot of citywide goals that were trying to achieve in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, air polluting emissions, energy noise, host of other things that it really captures the environmental impact of projects better than our previous measured by what we were using. so, the goal is to reduce vehicle miles traveled and we set specific targets at each individual project has to achieve in those targets are based on the number of parking spaces that are provided on-site. because of that literature that probably just
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talked about, describing their relationship between the number of parking spaces on a site and how much driving is going to occur there, i was listening earlier when bart was talking with a number of parking spaces they have near their stations, and if they want to reduce get other types of trucks to those sites it's a great way of either pricing those or providing new developments on those sites. that's all were thinking of this. in san francisco as well. so, i'm not. go into the details specifically of these four different when use categories, but in essence, the more parking you provide on-site the higher the target that you have to achieve. i will explain with the next component how you would achieve that target. that's called a menu of options. it's a selection of measures that a project sponsor, a new developer can select from to
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achieve the target. the menu has 26 measures that are all under the control of that developer and are all designed to reduce vehicle miles traveled. the measures have a range of point values associated with them. based on the relative effectiveness to each other. so, if we use the menu analogy, the low end of things, the things that are maybe healthy i'm a but not maybe like a potato or something, we are on the high end of things, extremely healthy like kale. you would get more points for that. you would get more vitamins from that sort of teacher. on-site. the developer can select they can decide how meat parking spaces there can provide, what is my target, what measures do i need to select from the menu to achieve that target. how this would work is the project sponsor would go online and i should
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clarify, we do not say this-this would apply to new development of 10 units or greater for my 10,000 ft.2 of nonresidential development or greater, or what we call a change of use of a similar size. so a project sponsor of one of these types of projects, before they ever file an application with a department would go on to our website, use a tool that would identify what their target is based on the number of parking spaces, look to the menu in the tool, figure out how they achieve that target and then submit that to the planning department with their application. so, instead of the current process where these things get tacked on at the end, this is upfront integrated into the project. the public is aware of it. it makes the developer think about them i can provide more parking? therefore to provide work pdm or less parking committee don't
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have to do that. so, they would then summit that with her application. that would become their pdm plan. here's an example of a project for how this might work out. a project in the dogpatch central waterfront neighborhood, comes in with 44 dwelling units that have 12 parking spaces. with the 12 parking spaces, they would have to meet a target of 14 points. under the planning code today they would have to do a couple of things. the first is they would've to provide bicycle parking, which they would get a .4 and then what we call parking on bottom. separating the costs that parking space from the cost of the year. so when you get that unit you don't automatically come up with a parking space. you get two points for that. so you are at three and you need 11 more points and the next thing you would look at is what is my parking supplied compared to my neighborhood context. this measure is designed to be
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similar with a lot of other planning provisions that talk about how do you fit within your neighborhood. we created this map based on estimates of what the existing parking rate is throughout san francisco. so, nocturnal percolate uneven number of offstreet spaces but the spaces that are on the site per unit throughout the city. so, in order to get any points for this measure, which is up to 11 points, you need to be parked at or below what your neighborhood is parked up. so, here in the dogpatch the rates is approximately .6 spaces per unit in every come back to the project, their part that half of that neighborhood rate they would get six points. so, to the code they get three parking now have nine total points that they need five more points and
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select some measures for them to get there. as i mentioned this 26 measures of the menus of a can of selected some other vicious. now, same project but same number of units they've decided to come and more parking. this time the provided 33 parking spaces. more parking, higher target, work pdm. they decided in this instance to provide more bicycle parking to get more points because they have to make up for the higher target this time they're not to get any points for the neighborhood of parking supplied because they're not part below it. so then they need to provide even more pdm. they decided provide more caution parking good i believe this one also as requires them to members membership with it and some family-friendly pdm measures that carly can talk to you
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later if you have questions about those. so, those are incentives would become a project plan. they would submit a planning department our staff would review that could recommend measures to our planning commission is worth all conditions of approval. they have to implement them if the project is approved. eventually, the planning commission approves the project. building permits eventually get issued and then comes the third basic elements of the workbooks and maybe the most important one. that's an implementation strategy. there's two subparts to this. the first part is city staff is going to go out and make sure that these measures are in fact effected where going to do research over time to refine that menu, refine the point values that are signed for those measures based on actual data collection projects that
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have a pdm plan. the second part is we are going to make sure that developers are actually doing the things they committed to. that might sound like audience but that is actually a proactive step that we have not implement it at the planning department previously and is something that the planning commission is enthusiastic about. so, how that would work is prior to the building actually becoming occupied city staff would go out there and make sure the measures are in place. we would do a pre-occupancy compliance check. hopefully, everything is good. we say go on your weight and become occupied. 18 months after that occupancy, the developer, the property owner, would have to start submitting
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ongoing compliance documentation to show that those measures are still in place and city staff would be doing audits once every three years to make sure that also occurs. so, this as carly alluded to, this is been a multiyear effort. the entirety of the program, and this pdm corridor has been within our minds i would say over the last year and a half or two years. once we have were conceptualized the program done a lot of robust outreach over the last 6-8 months refining the proposal. we went to the planning commission on april 28 to initiate the ordinance. they are actually sponsoring the legislation as opposed to a board of supervisors sponsor. we have some other commissions that we are going to three now and july 7. we hope to receive feedback and ultimately, incorporates my feedback into
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the works that will go before the planning commission on july 7 and then go on make its way to the public legislative process of the board of supervisors. in summary, were asking for your support today could work happy to answer questions they may have. thank you. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: thank you both for that terrific and very clear presentation. i appreciate it a lot. i would like to support this, but i have a question for and a concern. that is, i note on page 9 of the ordinance, at least, the version i have, with regard to the adoption of the planning commission standards
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-it starts online 11. no. yes. where it talks about your standards. i think this is right. >> testifier: under section 169.6? >> commissioner wald: yes. it talks about conservation with the staff mta, i wondered if it would be possible to include the department of the environment as one of your consulting agencies because, as you acknowledged and as we just heard we have a pdm program and tdm experts, two, and i think they would help ensure the robust of the standards of the program. >> testifier: commissioner, we
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have an director rafael have been part of conversations between our four agencies about discussions about just pdm in general and the larger world and who is responsible for what. we had a meeting last fall to talk about that and there were some follow up items from that meeting the we've not reconvened on. i think this is one of those items that we can consider and talk to and then we can filter that through. if that makes sense? >> commissioner wald: because, i have a follow-up question with regard to that. >> president omotalde: thank you for the question. >> testifier: i just wonder reiterate this amazing presentation be among you guys did a great job. it's so robust. i did all the weight you doing the points and vigor
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with which you put together this plan. i have a follow-up question which all asked after the other commissioners are done to the point of application it both respect to the item with the issue that commissioner wald brought up. i think they'll be a great thing for us to talk about and see what roles and responsibilities because it looks like what she's pointing to is the development of standards, which is how i think the problem is going to be developed so we can talk about with that makes no sense. thanks. >> commissioner wald: can i follow up on that point and question whether or not i need to move a amendment to the resolution or is colloquy enough to ensure that it gets talked about because i don't want to raise it and then have you you guys leave, and never
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think about it again. not to suggest you would necessarily do that. >> testifier: promise we will talk to you. >> testifier: ali that to your judgment. the oma and the other commissioners? commissioner wan >> commissioner wan:. you mentioned of yet they were the specific strategy. can you elaborate on what that means? >> testifier: sure. there are a few measures in the menu better neighborhood specific. this is probably the biggest one. this-it's hard to read the numbers but i'll give you a general sense. from red to blue is more parking to less parking. we acknowledge that
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different parts of the city have different access to transportation systems and based on that access, it might be important to were new development might be structured in a different weight in different parts of the city based on that access. so, it's easier to provide more parking in our parts of the city than it is elected tenderloin or chinatown north beach and stuff like that. that's one example. other examples we actually have bay area bike share on our menu and in order to get an additional point for that measure you have to be located near the bay area bike share station because it does make sense to necessarily provide membership if you're not really located near a station. there's a couple other measures that are similar in concept to that. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. rector rafael
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>> director raphael: i have a question. you mentioned the importance of follow-up not only from a right after the development is finished but did then use it every 18 months you would check in with the developer to make sure that: certain place. our developers still involved in their development or are they gone? who do you check up with? >> testifier: great question. ultimately, the undervalues the property owner is ultimately responsible for implementing the plan. there are a lot of different ways that developments are built. sometimes developers will go through the planning commission and get entitled to so the project and someone else builds it. some developers do the whole thing and go on through. ultimately, we are requiring a
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property owner to designate a pdm coordinator on site. so that we have a point of contact that we can reach. we are still working through the logistics on the court, nader changes over time, but that's the idea that we have someone that we can talk to in the coordinator can be shared between buildings. there are entities in the city that do these types of services at a nonprofit level. so that's a potential opportunity for them as well. >> director raphael: this is an interesting idea. i knew 2 ohms and applying to have a sustainability person on-site. in this case is a transportation at second but a waste person somebody we would have a point of contact on for zero waste my things are really interesting precedent. i know you party has some of these court, nader's on-site and there's been plus or minus 6s in terms of the responsiveness and how much. it sounds like this could be increased staff
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burden. i mean, as you have more and more these court, nader's on-site. is that funding for those positions covered in the fee in the transportation fee, were how are you going to support this? is the planning commission or were mta? was can be working with them? >> testifier: just to clarify, on-site means not on-site at the city. >> director raphael: clear-cut to check in with them on an 18 month basis? >> testifier: the key months is after the building comes occupied we would do an 18 month check-in and then it's once annually. even more robust. the word wicks has three potential fees. the first fee is about an application fee when a person that their plan. that fee will cover the staff time of reviewing the plan and
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the pre-occupancy compliance check. the ongoing annual compliance check will also have an annual fee. that will cover the administrative cost of that as well. you are absolutely correct that over time, as more and more projects come on, you potentially could need more and more staff, but we also think we will probably learn from the program and might need less staff time per project overtime. that happened in other jurisdictions that we appreciate. >> testifier: what we built in as an incentive, both for developer and to support our staffing is with five years in a row-five consecutive compliance being everything checks out perfectly, then you get bumped, you the project get bumped every three years. if you overcome and not in
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compliance debacle back into five years in a row. so, we really do want to create a-the goal is compliance not paperwork. >> president omotalde: thanks. commissioner stevens and medical back to commissioner wald >> commissioner stephenson: you said there's one to be a time where once it's all implementing assess the attractiveness and make sure the vehicle miles are offset by these points system. how quickly with that assessment be able to be done? when are we can know this is right and retool as needed? >> testifier: one thing that we did not mention is the points that are assigned right now based on extensive literature review and best practices documentation. so, the way that we've assigned points right now are grounded in some data about effectiveness. what we are looking to doto refine our understanding as to how effective are these measures in san francisco and combined with each other, so just to be clear
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we are not starting without good knowledge foundation of what is effective. but we will be-we have, right now, developing a two-year program of research to collect more data and do some refinement, but we envision their assignment will be happening ongoing overtime was included in the word wicks is that at least every four years of online with a county cycle dissertation plan, will be updating the menu and the points on the targets but also allowing some flexibility to do that as new information is available on a short timeframe. were not anticipating doing on a monthly basis, but we one to be able to be nimble and responsive to new information and a dynamic field.
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>> president omotalde: thank you. commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: i want to begin i do think this is very creative and thoughtful legislation. i appreciate all of the work that you and all your partners have done in order to make it exactly that. but i would like to propose a amendment to the resolution before us and i would appreciate the advice of our attorney and our policy and communications director once i read it three. so, i would propose that on page 3 of the resolution before us, line 11, where it says further resolves, -i'm waiting for everybody to find it. we insert the
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following words. that the commission on the environment urges the authors of the proposed legislation to specifically include the san francisco department of the environment as one of the collaborators in the development of planning commission standards for the tdm program with reference to the section and the line and be it further resolved. stick in that that good language? yeah? >> president omotalde: yeah.
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>> commissioner wald: is that okay with you? the oma we have a motion. >> president omotalde: we have a motion. commissioner wald has made a motion to amend. correct? >> moved and seconded. >> president omotalde: all those in favor say, aye. >> clerk: public comment >> president omotalde: we need to open up to public comment on the motion to amend. public comment is limited to the motion to amend
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>> testifier:. this amendment, i apologize for not getting [inaudible] >> president omotalde: thank you. any further comment on the motion to amend? hearing none, public comment is closed. we have a motion. it's been seconded by commissioner stephenson. is that correct?. now we can proceed to a vote. all those in favor say, aye. any opposition? hearing none, the motion to amend the resolution passes. >> commissioner wald: now do we have to vote on the resolution as amended? >> president omotalde: yes,
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that is correct. now don't open a public comment on the motion as amended.-on the resolution as mentored >> clerk: motion to adopt the resolution and then open up to public comment >> president omotalde: okay. whew seconds >> president omotalde: commissioner stephenson makes a motion. second by commissioner bermejo. now it's open to public comments. >> testifier: my name is sylvia johnson. i do think you put the measurements in [inaudible] make additions to
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where we parked. the level of housing he's talking about [inaudible] we gain a lot more customers [inaudible] yes, i love to drive. [inaudible]
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getting these disease controls and schedules in order to make sure the environment is pure and clean and [inaudible] i'm not saying [inaudible] we do
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this to our own self. who will admit it? is walking over every day and- >> president omotalde: thank you. hearing none, public comment is closed. commissioners, are you ready to vote? on the resolution as amended, all those in favor say, aye. any opposition? hearing none,, the resolution passes. internet set up
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>> clerk: item 9 approval of resolution 26 10 proving that information asset fund to operate a revolving micro-loan program to small businesses interested in participating in the sf energy watch program. the explanatory documents are resolution file 2016 10 and the san francisco carbon fund recordation. on the agenda is speaker sean rosen must senior environment specials development of community partnerships. this item is for discussion and action. commissioners, in john's places which chan private sector coordinator for the department. >> testifier: good evening. which agenda department of the environment. standing for sean who i think is attending the graduation of his high school student daughter. so, pretty excited about this program. we have been looking at doing financing using pace and other
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things. recently, with some conversations with our san francisco energy watch staff who as you know once a very successful partnership with pg any working with small businesses and commercial property owners in san francisco to install energy efficiency projects over the last 10 years. san francisco energy watch is completed 5000 projects in small commercial businesses reducing energy consumption by 107 gw hours of electricity. but, as the energy code gets more strict overtime, these programs are running into some challenges because waiting since the programs were currently is the incentives can would be given for projects that go above and beyond the code and because the code is tighter now a lot of customers
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don't get incentives to do the work to get them to code. so they're turning down all of projects because that's out-of-pocket cost for them that they don't want to shoulder. so when we start conversations internally, it seems like it was definitely not an opportunity to provide some short-term low cost loans to those business owners to cover the co-pay that program does not cover and sometimes these co-pays can be as close a few hundred dollars were $1000. these projects we pay for themselves. quickly. so, there's many many projects out there that have not been able to move forward because the small business customer can write a check for $500. so, starting talking to sean who manage sf carbon fund this another opportunity with the strategic energy resources program that we also do with
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pg&e that provides some discretionary money for that apartment to come up with innovative programs that helps develops new ideas that could potentially lead to other cpc approved programs down the road. so, we put some funds together and thought about writing an rfp to we wrote an rfp to basically, in list a community lending partner that would help administer the loan fund and use san francisco energy watch internal program & sure as the customer interface and offer 0% short-term loans to customers so they could complete his energy watch projects and take advantage of the existing incentives out there. so, after reviewing and
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scoring of the rfp were received, we are happy to announce mission asset fund was the community lending partner that we selected. i think our next steps are to finalize the grant agreement with them and then finalize the program details, come up with marketing plans some marketing collateral and do some staff training on the program and also contractors and i think the great thing about this is there's a-there's a known backlog of projects that were not able to move for. we can directly back to customers and presented as a new offering moving forward. here with me tonight is kelsey mcdonagh's mission asset fund just want to give her a chance to juicer so. >> testifier: hello. thank for having me. the fund has a lot of experience providing their interests and social loans to small business owners-this one. the fund has a lot of experience providing social
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loans to small business owners and other loans throughout san francisco. the bay area nicely the nation. we've done over $5 billion in loans and i think are really looking for to this partnership with the san francisco department of the environment. there's a real gap for small business owners out there who can afford those co-pays and the small business program will allow them to not only get the small business loans but actually build their credit in the process and help transition them into the financial mainstream. so thank you for that recommendation, rich, and we look forward to the approval and working with you. thank you. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. commissioner, any discussion three.? director rafael
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>> director raphael: thank you for the presentation and i will give you a concrete example that important this is. and what you're voting on today is acceptance of this grant. so all approval of a grant award. this is coming from carbon fund that money. so just to put that in context, that is from a fee that we charge ourselves at city departments for our air travel. to offset that the mission from air travel we invest in whether it's carbon sequestration projects or reductions in emissions other places. one, i see there's some energy watch people in the back -wave your hands-they heard from them before and just for example the mission neighborhood grocery store there was a project that was about a $10,000 project. the store had to put up $1200 their own money. they got an incentive money. the difference at the end they saved $40,000
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over the course of this grant-of the lifetime of the product. so, that was an example of a store that therefore the $1200. but there are a lot of small businesses that can't afford that $1200. so they are missing out on the savings. we struggled for a long time to figure out how are we going to bridge that. how are we going to allow the small businesses? pg&e has financing but it starts at $5000. so there was this problem we have between zero and $5000 and were seen it over and over again. so i really want to commend the creativity of which chan from a green building program and lowell and his team from the energy watch program and sean from the grants program. this is everyone putting their heads together and finding an incredibly creative solution were so lucky to find a partner to administer these kinds of zero interest loan. it's a very
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exciting program. >> president omotalde: thank you so much. commissioner hoyos >> commissioner hoyos:. in relation to-i think the wonderful example of creative problem-solving and you found that spot where your program was not having the effect you want to any rollup your sleeves. i just think it's a great thing. i also am glad that mission-was there to partner. right on. congratulations. >> president omotalde: commissioner stephenson stephenson >> commissioner stephenson: this is a concept makes the so proud to work with the department of the environment. you, with amazing solutions to our problems and i think something we can do here in san francisco that i think other cities wish they could do. some very very proud to be associate with you all and congratulations. and to you for getting the grant. >> president omotalde: >> testifier: homages add to that, since we've been talking
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to some of our colleagues in the bay area but this program we have interest now from the east bay energy watch team that they want to pullpull with our students and bring it to the east bay the folks at pg&e are very excited about this. so there's a lot of interest in it seems that attached a nerve in terms of something that really need to be addressed. >> president omotalde: that's awesome. commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: because i agree with everything that has been said right-i want to move there we approve this resolution. >> resolution 2016-09 >> president omotalde: >> moved and seconded. >> president omotalde: all those in favor say, aye.-public comments. rewind. public
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comments. we still are very excited about, and it is limited to item 9. >> testifier: >> president omotalde: quirino public comment- >> testifier:[inaudible]
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>> president omotalde: thank you. hearing no further public comment public comment is closed. all in favor of the resolution say aye. any opposition? hearing none, the resolution is passed. >>[applause] >> president omotalde: that saddam >> clerk: items and directors report is been eight doctrines of the doctors reported updates on department of environment administrative and programmatic operations related to budget planning strategic planning clean-air transportation climate energy public outreach
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and education and environmental justice habitat restoration. the speaker is deborah raphael. this is a discussion item. >> director raphael: i would like to ask the new staff members here to stand up and come quickly to the microphone and i would love rather than me reading your names if you would introduce yourself and just say where you came from and what you are doing at the department of the environment now. there's a lot because the last commission meeting went long and we did not do that. they did not all start in the last month. >> staff: on sara peters i do social media and live the media is oh. the sunni taking photos don't get creeped out or worry. i then requested six photos some trying to catalog this advance. i came from san jose sharks. i'm happy to work with the department of the environment now. thanks.
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cap >> staff: my name is miguel-i was brought into duke energy re: could i with an internet copious goes and him coming back after graduating from san francisco state. i spent a year after that working in allegheny county and mandatory recycle program. relates said to come back and this time to be more specific energy outreach. home upgrade. for single family homes and also some outreach as well. >> staff: i am dean chong. i am working on the environment now i'm working on a few projects mostly with zero waste. step up and private down. and safe route to schools. i'm glad to be here.
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>> staff: my name is mark morales. i used to intern at 850 bryant and juvenile hall. now i'm here with the department of environment working with the outreach team. >> staff: hello commissioners my name is megan cost and i actually came from city hall building management with the department of real estate and now i'm working for the commercial toxic production team here at sf environment and i'm glad to be here. thanks. >> staff: good evening commissioners my name is roy-i used to actually work retail for best buy in walgreens. so the greenfield is something new for me. i am part of the environment now it seemed and proud to be a member and do our reach for my community and hopefully i'm doing everyone thought. >> staff: good evening
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commissioners my name is kaisha rock. i started last november but haven't had the chance to introduce myself. i'm a senior renewable energy grenade at that apartment. i'm focused on consulting and integration of war just a bit of energy resources into the city like solar and energy storage and electric vehicle charging. my background isn't worried and working in solar energy for many years and energy policy with the state. thank you. >> staff: hi. good evening. i'm peter galata public relations information coordinator with the departments. often working closely with policy communications director on press media strategy external communications as well as pause. i come from the environment of consulting world but also previously with that apartment was a program associate with transportation team for two years. so the 50% goal is near and dear to my heart. i'm looking forward to
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being back in that apartment and helping to amplify on the work of the apartment out to the community. >>[applause] >> president omotalde: >> commissioner wald: one of the things most wonderful about meeting you all is the number of you who were here before and have come back, which i think speaks well for the departments. its culture, its mentorship, its commitment to helping people grow and grow up in jobs and their professions. yet another reason why being on this commission is such a thrilling experience for me and hopefully others. thank you all. especially those of you who have come back. >> president omotalde: yes, thank you appear i know you all work hard get we strike that out of you and we appreciate
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it. thank you for everything you bring to the department. commissioners come i want to tell you about some very important things. i'll keep it quick but these are important want to make sure you're aware of them. three different buckets. one is that strategic planning and ran something prostate we are hot and heavy in that right now. we have already completed 40 interviews, all of you got interviews so thank you for that. we didn't 1000 people that we went out to surveys for and now we are doing small group discussions. we have five of them scheduled just this week. one on energy, 10 waste, toxic and biodiversity which equity and communications so those are all happening this week with our consultants who are in town. then, they'll go back and start writing. though come back out here will have a second workshop on equity. also one on climate and then were going to think about in july: broader community workshop discussion so that by the end
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of july we will wrap this all up and able to present to you our plan for our strategic plan as well as any changes we have to the brand. >> director raphael: in terms of money the good news is our budget-isms over tomorrow. tomorrow to the final presentation to the budget committee. we got the board of supervisors report back. pay cuts the made are very small. they're very minor. were going to accept the recommendations tomorrow night expect that this budget chapter to be closed. we were just notified that took was on the electric vehicle front, the mayor's office is going to be paying for us to have a senior fellow come for a year so this is going to be a national search that they will help underwrite. this is the way the mayor's office acknowledging that we need some extra help in this area and find a way to give it to us. another element on the money front, a grant. we just completed today a huge grant to
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the department of transportation called the smart city granted their seven cities that were selected to be able to apply for it. it's $40 million from the department of transportation, $10 million from-a foundation and potentially other billions of dollars from the department of energy to redo our kids rotation system and electrify the fleets as well as many other vehicles in the city. hugely competitive. tremendous amount of work. i work out jesse denver, who spend many many weekends and nights putting this together and she was working hand in hand with uniqueness will transportation agency, were very excited to see whether not we'll get this grant. we have received some very wonderful grant that i think are indicative what 20 happening in the next year. one
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on hydrogen fuel cells engagement with other local governments to see about what is a hydrogen fuel-cell station permitting process look like and how do we start to look at hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. we got a grant to look at natural gas leaks. that's when commissioner hoyos has been talking about. were all familiar with san bruno get work familiar with massive either explosions or just leakage of natural gas we have a whole distribution system on under our streets and in our homes were very worried about natural gas leaks. were going to be partnering the city of oakland on that. then, in terms of events the last bucket, just want to call your attention to the fact that we have an amazing breakfast. our breakfast was the highest attended ever. the feedback we got from that has been nothing but a lovefest.
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it's been wonderful. thanks for your support. just let a major school education award summary and next year i will make sure you get invited to you can come because it's the most heartwarming thing ever. what's coming up is on may 29 this weekend working to be partners with carnival. they have-my french training [inaudible]. anyway, their whole theme is around the earth and environment. we been partnering with them in a lot of ways and see our presence they come if you, june 1 and second way the energy administration around the world coming to san francisco. to have a big meeting with the secretary of energy, gov. brown will be hosting a special side event for city and states on energy work and we will be front and center on that. the mayor will be speaking to the energy administers as well to all the sub nationals that gov. brown has assembled. finally, i just
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want to point out on june 3, there's any event called the climate is a partnership, which we at grace cathedral at 7 pm. that is scientists took the data from climate change and put it made music out of it so this is a mathematicians and musicians coming together they're going to be performing in grace cathedral with the amazing acoustics. so, if you're looking for something to do friday night june 3, i highly recommend that. that is my directors update. >> president omotalde: thank you. is there any discussion, commissioners? hearing none, let's move to public comments. on item 10 only. seeing none, public comment is now closed. next item >> clerk: x item item 11 policy committee reported highlights of the april of 2016 and may 9 2016 meetings. this is a discussion item.
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>> commissioner wald: thank you. at our april 11 meeting the topic that we focused on was the climate action plan from several key san francisco departments. specifically, the mta and the puc could do was a very informative meeting and the may 9 meeting however was canceled due to a lack of a quorum. i spec that soon we will be finalize the june policy committee agenda, probably it will be with the made policy committee was going to be and you all will take notice of it and you should all feel free to come, if you wish. thank you. >> president omotalde: any questions, commissioners? there which will open up item 11 to public comment. hearing
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none, public comment is now closed. will move onto next item >> clerk: x item item 12 operations committee reported highlights of the may 11, 2016 meeting. this item is for discussion. >> commissioner bermejo: we had a great presentation last week. there were 600*we do not get the whole presentation, and through tons of data there are some terrifying things that they found, most notably new people to the city don't seem to care about zero way schools we have. it was a great presentation. i really went a kind of parrot under pressure more about the adding of three interesting. we had presentation on this disposal of
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, through the pay rate which is why we recommended the folks passive. then we had a presentation on the new realignment of that apartment and an update on the budget which we heard primus fight director rafael. was a good meeting. again, tom doors for people that ever come. come to our meeting. >> president omotalde: thank you for that. any discussion, commissioners? hearing none,-sorry. >> commissioner wald: i want to come but i was out of town. so i wonder if would be possible to see like an organizational chart for the new realignment of that apartment because i think that might help people think about various programs and how they relate to each other. >> director raphael: yes will
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be happy to send that while the commissioners. >> commissioner hoyos: i have a question about the safe drug disposal things which i thought -harvey is there an opportunity was that animated address questions about it or comment on it? >> commissioner bermejo: we approved in the fee schedule for it. we had a great presentation that actually walked us through the history of the ordinance >> commissioner hoyos: i saw that in your >> commissioner bermejo: i'm sure that members of the department would walk you through that. i don't think we can talk about here because we already approved it. >> commissioner hoyos: i do not want to talk what the fee schedule these anyway. i'm just curious programmatically about some of the scale participation. i know it's creating more opportunity for that but anyway. but the pharmacy volunteer dimension
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that heavily a pmp that. i will follow. then, note on the note because i think i pushed my button quickly enough but on the issue of your report i just want to say was competent and helpful and congratulations on the new staff at just the budget moving forward in the grants and great job. thank you. >> president omotalde: now that item is opened four-item 12 is open for public comments. >> testifier: sylvia johnson. [inaudible] to make sure [inaudible] the pharmacies
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[inaudible] >> president omotalde: public comment is now closed. anthony. >> clerk: items 12 operations
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committee report. >> president omotalde: any? it is no announcements deserted to be discussion. will open this item up for public comments. hearing none, public comment is now closed. i believe he can adjourn this meeting. >> clerk: does a couple more. >> president omotalde: okay. next item on the agenda >> clerk: next item is the managers written report to the this item is for discussion. commissioners i don't have any announcements. in your packet is both the commission report which has a legislative update. from policy director rodriguez as well as the correspondence log of all the letters we've received since the last
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commission meeting. >> president omotalde: thank you. any discussion, commissioners? seeing none, will open up for public comments.public comment is limited to item number 14. >> testifier: [inaudible]
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>> president omotalde: think. see no further public comment of the commoners close >> clerk: and 15 future agenda items your. this item is
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discussion and possible action. >> commissioner zepp: just as a preview of what the staff is working on for your next commission meeting, as experience today, the focus was on transportation could we do a deep dive staff is now working and looking at energy as the next topic to come before you in your july 26 meeting. you're looking at specifically, topics around finance as that. we were little sense of it today in terms of amazing opportunities. our pace program. we are looking to come back and again do a deeper dive on energy watch program and what our team is currently working on and the success they are having. we also , we are planning to invite the san francisco public utilities commission to come and talk what the launch of green power as seth and specifically what the plans are going for. and
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how our department is engaged with them. finally, as you heard from the director, will be bringing to you the draft strategic plan and an update on the work that has been done to date in presenting all these items to try to collect information. so that just gives you a preview of what staff is working on for your july full commission meeting. >> president omotalde: that's awesome. thank you for your hard work. commissioners, any discussion? commissioner stephenson. >> commissioner stephenson: based on the presentation we got at the operations committee am interested in-the intersection of-i mentioned in the increase of our consumption habits could one of things that matter the survey not that we just have more people in the
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and the city is that we asked they are consuming more and sending more to landfill as a percentage. i'm interested in the ways that may in fact intersect with certain things about justin the economy specifically the on-demand economy. because it seems to me that everything is getting delivered to our houses at all times and packaging is going to honestly really uptick our usage were sending to landfill. were actually sending to recycling. so i would be really interested in addressing that somehow here at the commission and learn a little bit more and see if there's ways we can intersect with the business community. out of the full commission meeting were operations whatever practice for that out there. i also want to keep the torch of former president-focus on neighborhood and community meetings. so throw that back out there i think would be great to return
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to that. i think that we don't do the best job of estimating the time each of our agenda items. i'm thinking that for the public at large, if we might do a little bit better on that that might help people to understand when to come and give public comment on these items that they're interested in. those are my-that's it. >> president omotalde: thank you. mr. hoyos >> commissioner hoyos: those were very helpful. commissioner stephenson. i guess we set around waist sizes might also be a committee discussion, for example, what we've done around some of these cups. you mentioned business, what could we do what role we play in trying to get the people who distribute cops and the coffee vendors as opposed to just sort of a public goodwill, we by example i'm using my cut you should use your cup is and how do we make that more systematic
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, and i just in general and major city in that question. as it relates even to the drug thing which i'll follow-up with staff but it's nice to ask pharmacies to volunteer. i don't know all the obstacles but no doubt is been trying to get a lot more participation from pharmacies to be reception venues for drugs, but at the end of the day, i just know most people throw away their drugstore flushed their drugs. how do we leverage were political power to try to just get more uptake when things are voluntary. in the private sector and to the degree it diffuses in the conversation we have a lot of to be incorporated. they may be particularly around waist. >> president omotalde: thank you. seeing no further comment from the commissioners on the winner for public comments.
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item 15. >> testifier:[inaudible]as her
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is. as further public comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. we can move to item number 16. >> clerk: items 16 is adjournment. the time is 8:42 pm. >> president omotalde: this meeting is officially adjourned. thank you, everyone. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] good morning.
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be joined by city attorney jessie smith also here are tom [inaudible] evan [inaudible] kristin jen son and victoria, all working diligently on the action we filed in san francisco superior court this morning. i'm joined by supervisor aaron peskin and soon scott wiener both of whom are working on isues related to this defend for many years. today, i'm announcing i filed suit against the silties largest property owners and land lob
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lords acad amof arts that detailed [inaudible] purchase and lease properties for use city wide. again and again aa [inaudible] use thrf property acquired was unauthorized, unpermed or prohibited by local law. again and again aau [inaudible] at planning and building code requirements which every other san francisco property owners is expected to follow. again and again aau flouted basic requirements involving signage, historic preservation and environmental review and more. most seriously of all, again and again aau acquired residential and xhrjs properties to convert to student dorms and facilities. in doing so aau derived san franciscan of 300 residential developing we need in the misof
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affordable housing crisis as well as critly needed office space. infact, the stale of aau's defiance is breath taking. according to a planning department memo last month, the 40 properties aau operates in san francisco shown on the map to my right, 33 failed to xum ply with permit entitlement or authorization requirements. academy of arts is a agregious land use scauth law and defiance per cysts at the worst possible time for our residential. for as long as aau has been breaking the law, city officials have been working to get them to comply the law and i'll confez i was sometimes less patient than some of my client departments about those efforts. make no mistake, for more than a decade our city worked with aau to resolve the violationment we extended aerfck professional
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courtesy and no one can doubt the good faith san francisco showed work wg aau and yet again and again aau met our good faith with bad faith and again and again sought to fix existing violations and scheming to commit new violations. aau set deadlynns it missed and made promises it broke. with a lawsuit today the again and again's end. sue toog end the wrong doing we ask to adjudicate 23 aau properties in violation. another 10 properties on the map remain under review by my office and may be added in a complaint in a later date. our litigation make certain san
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franciscos rights are protected and seeks objective no environmental r view process alone can accomplish. we seek to restore [inaudible] residential units. san franciscos right to have a voice shaping their neighborhoods. to end unfair business practices which disadvantage competitors who play by the rule jz penalties that are commensurate and sufficient to detrer would be laws in the future. i'm conclude saying how thankful i am with the lawyers. i'm grateful the effort and patient of zoning administrator scott sanchez, to the planning department and to our planning
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commission. i'm grateful to aaron peskin who includes many san franciscos properties where aau is flout thg law for leadership and hard work over the years and to to scott wiener who pushed legislation to design to limit the aau's ability to flout san francisco's zonejug land use laws. before i take any questions i like supervisor peskin and when supervisor wiener can join us to say a few words. >> thank you city attorney, i'm here to commend the city attorney and staff for finally bringing this action. we have been waiting patiently perhaps two patiently for over a decades. this is disproportioninately impacted the northeast corner othe city where hundreds of units of affordable housing are removed during the height the crisis. the academy played san francisco for a fool but that is coming to a end today so let me thank
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city attorney her aa and deputy city attorneys. >> thank you supervisor peskin. i'll let supervisor wiener say a few words when we gets here but in the interim happy to take questions or refer to my staff. >> [inaudible] >> took so long for? >> all this to come to a head. [inaudible] for a long time. >> it has been no secret i have been less patient than others. there has been i think a process of [inaudible] and dlie by academy of art leading people to believe they were going engage in a good faith effort to remedy the issues and to our clieants credit they gave them every opportunity. they bent over backwards to give them every opportunity and despite that the academy of art did not engage
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in good faith. there is no secret that they are economically politically powerful and have a lot of resources at their disposeal and used every one to kick the can down the road. this has toened and that is why seeing the planning department issue their round of notice of violation and think everyones patients has run out. >> [inaudible] >> it can not alone. you probably heard or may hear from aquadomy of art we are so far along in the eir process why in the world would you drop the law suit now? this has nothing to do with slowing down anything. the eir alone doesn't remedy past wrong doing ortake care of violations that
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are currently there. it doesn't slow down the eir process at all and the fact of the matter is this process has been going on for more than 5 years which is unheard of and that is because of their delay. >> the academy is iis aing they had a generous settlement proposal on the table and you turned it down. >> i say that is groussly over states the facts. settlement discussions the particulars i can't go into because they are conficial but nothing is further from the truth a generous offer was put forth. there was numerous settlement discussions but it became clear to me they were going no where because the aau wasn't taking this as serious as they needed to. i wouldn't have fall filed the suit if i
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didn't think i needed to. before i take questions i want supervisor wiener to say few words. happy to have supervisor wiener here and he has been pushing legislation and working for years to limit the aau's ability to flaut the law and make sure we have even handed enforcement with educational institutions and mast r planning. jerk >> thank you dennis i want to thank the city attorneys office to moveic forward to enforce the law. it is a basic concept that everyone needs to fall ow the law. when we passed zoning limitations, when we passed housing measures to try to protect our scrarserantal housing stock, it is important those laws mean something and it means something when the
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board of supervisors passes a law that says universities need to build their own housing but can't buy rent controlled apartments and convert to dorms. it means something when we have restrictions in the planning code limiting how you can use properties, there is a reason why we do that and everyone needs to follow the law. in 2012 i authored student housing legislation to do that, give incentives for universities to build student housing, we don't want student housing at the expense of the general population cannibalizing the housing stock. just a couple months ago we passed a legislation and thank to supervisor peskin to support it, to beef up our coud enforcement efts to make it easier and more efficient for our department to enforce the law and to empower the city attorney to
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step in when thingerize not moving quickly enough. thank you to the city attorneys office to moving forward to make sure everyone follows the law. >> thank you. ileler continue taking questions to the extents people have them. >> you seem fired up >> i am fired up. this is embarrassing, we are sitting here and fighting this for 10 years and i'm angry about it. i know these two supervisors are angry about it. i'm angry about it because the vast majority of people in san francisco know what they have to do to play by the rules and if you had a issue at your house or small business you know the standard and the process you have to go through with the planning department. here we have a entity that didn't just ignore the rules, they actively flouted them and it is
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infearating. i think this go tooz had heart of what either inspires or detracts from the publics confident in the integry of government. when they see a large and powerful entity flouting rules that the ordinary san franciscan has to abide by, it creates a confidence in their perception of the integtry of government and that denigrates all our residential and what we do, so i am. >> [inaudible] greed. >> they are one of the largest property owners in san francisco and this is a highly lucrative run by the institution and it is very profitable. >> is there evidence at all or investigation as to whether or not the corruption at city hall that allowed
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the academy to [inaudible] violating the laws over a decade? >> we are focused on remedying the problem and can tell you that i do know that while i may have differed with the timeline that my clients over the planning department were taking, i know they were doing the best they can and were motivated in good faith. i look forward work wg them, their patience has run out and they have had it because they know how much time and effort they put into it. we are just moving forward with that and cofds we will be successful working together. >> [inaudible] as i recall where the academy appeared [inaudible] >> that is the timeline and the path that it is on to be--now, there
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are other timelines that haven't been met, so it may be met, it may not be met, but i think the planning department planning commissions is clear about their expectations so like i said, that in and of itself doesn't remedy any of this. they are still a lot of work that needs to be done. there is lot of host of buildings probably more than a 3rd of what we identified to get the use authorized they have to go before the board of supervisors to get legislative changes so there is a fair amount of work that needs to be done. >> [inaudible] economic and political power to [inaudible] >> they know it was tremendous
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money and resources. we have been through probably 7 or 8 law firms they have been through that made various promises, different promises, different representations to property the boferd supervisor jz planning department and planning commission. a great deal of advocacy use that makes use of their economic power and use of political process. that is what i think has enable #d this to gee on for as long as it has. so, i think everybody has come to the ends of their rope. >> okay. thank you very much. >> the office of controllers
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>> how are you >> good evening, and welcome to the san francisco board of appeals. wednesday, may 18, 2016, the presiding officer is commissioner honda and we are joined by and joined by vice president commissioner fung and commissioner ann lazardus.