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>> good morning and welcome to the san francisco transportation authority for the this is the regular meeting for today tuesday, january 24, 2017, i'm the chair of the authority aaron peskin our clerk is mr. steve stamos call the roll. >> roll call commissioner breed commissioner cohen commissioner farrell commissioner fewer commissioner kim commissioner kim? present commissioner peskin commissioner ronen commissioner safai
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commissioner sheehy >> commissioner tang commissioner yee. >> we have quorum thank you. can you, please read the next item. >> chair's report an informational item. >> good morning. thank you again for your support in helping to guide this body 0 through it's next big chapter the transportation authority i think you will all of you know and the new members will learn the steering mechanism for san francisco mechanism and growth strategies with our input and guidance we'll make smart investment for the bold plan with our city and region in 2015 we should with the san francisco municipal transportation agency and association of the bay area government to update the plan bay area with the blueprint one plus 3 seven hundred thousand
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jobs and housing between now and 2020 we will have the neighborhoods serve transportation infrastructure guided by climate and equity goals with the upgrading of your pending arrive of one hundred and 51 light rail and 42 vehicles to expand the light rail fleet we've booster our system around safety improvements transit pedestrian projects and cycling facilities we continue to lead in the discretion creation by transit development i want to thank the san francisco and mta and at planning department to examine the underutilized bus yards this body has led for the vision zero safety investments in
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communities and neighborhood where most vulnerable residents are competing with fast moving materials we'll shape measure 3 the mtc plan toll for 2018 and, of course, looking at reasonable ways to make sure our public realm is responsible whether you bike share or not with a - we've made interpretation progress and in my opening comments to the annual report we'll hear i want to be candid where we are at accomplishing the strethsd and victories keeping focus on the work ahead muni trip times are unreliable we need repaving and are under fund and frankly our vision zero goals have yes, he did. to be realized to address those issues we'll need local revenue i pals
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our sfcta staff to work with any offices and the mta and public works to insure we hit the goals in our outlined in our annual report we need to grate long-term sustainable revenue something as radical a income tax or several sources this body and the city and county needs to insure our collective success in the years ahead i'll save the rest of any comments until after the chair election thank you all for your work on this board and in our respective indignity with that, i conclude the chair's report. >> is there any, any comment
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on item number 2 seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. stamos. >> would you like to call item 3. >> call item 3 and 9 together. >> executive director's report and adapt the 2016 annual report on action item. >> good morning and to commissioners especially our newer commissioners welcome to the transportation authority we're happy to have you and if i could get the slides this is our 2016 annual report as ours tradition let me where is our slide i hope you have copies at your deck and we'll get this on the screen momentarily here there we go okay. so the transportation authority plans to fund and delivers a range of improvements for san francisco local and
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regional levels we work in partnership with a number of transportation agencies sfmta, public works and planning department and environment and a whole host of agencies as well as the public we look forward to sitting down with you at the new year to understand your priorities in the district and citywide levels this is a critical year for transportation as chair spelling of the speakers name for the written record, and please deliver it to the secretary prior to kin mentioned with the regional levels and hopefully, the local levels in year two first, the slide that explains our roles the congestion management role that is the status that allows to look at long-term planning with the coordination of the transportation in this really were a sub regional commission to prioritize a whole host of state aid regional funds and the
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administrators if that role our financial engineers and strategists to make our local sales tax to go as if a sfta far as and, with the other roles refer to our funding roles for clean air for the prop double a double fees as we discussed the tricker-treat treasure island mobility management so in all the roles we're here to help you as staff provides the advice in transportation related matters to implement the voter expenditure plan as well as to help to deliver the projects for the city and county a long-term rank planning then chair wiener to envision the subways and major facilities together with sfmta we present this work to
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locate current transit performance how much input investment we may need in corners on the city on the left this is a result of our online tool to get input from the public and also had in person poupts to get inputs from folks on the ground none of that is a decision making but the looking for investment projects o projects looking at the subway at fisherman's wharf and the avenues the richard and this is south along 19th avenue and along the give me corridor and the eastern neighborhoods with the high speed rail and caltrans investments so this work with precede with our partners through the connect sf over the coming years and it gets wrapped
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up in - into the planned bay area we completed this preferred alternative work for last year prior pointing for the priorities and making sure that all the projects we are developing today, we'll be able to proceed at the ripening level next speaking of subways the first phase of major will be the bus - as well as the preferred alternative and sfmta will continue to with pits approval with the federal government as well to design and many, many years of planning detail design and implementation resulting in hopefully, a service by 2019 we we were also last year able to addressed regional planning together with the regional agencies at san mateo and mtc 24
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refers to the idea of putting hov lane high occupancy lane to connect downtown san francisco with san jose to prioritize the high occupancy vehicles to do so in a way that allows us to also make sure we have reliable services for motorists and with the high-occupancy vehicle so some of the grants will help us to develop the technology as well on the studies side our work does get responds to the needs you identified in particular commissioner tang asked for a child transportation study with the past week that commissioner sheehy regarding an in depth look at the school transportation and the across
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the city public and private schools with the partnership with the mayor's office and sfmta and others to identify what are the actual traits and the actually motorist rates for transportation and how to improve for the parent particularly elementary school parents with new ways of partnership with the community-based organizations for the private sector and night transportation studies this is to be routine by the planning commission, and may be acted upon by a single roll call vote initiative read by think outside the box supervisor scott wiener before he was chair and the so with the oewd office of economic workforce development to look at late night transportation needs for the entertainment venues and community as well as for the early morning workers and their needs and the capacity studies another example how we can work together with the region to look at this comprehensive short and memory range prairie in the
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corridor there is tremendous crowding on bart ac transit and meta ferry service we talked about the treasure island i'll not spend a lot of time but wrapping up in terms of planning meant to help to identify and get the funding role we heard first and foremost the administration and public steward of our sales tax those sales tax approved by voter in 2003 by now is generating about one million dollars a year in my given year we may allocate between $100.50 to $200 million but again, we collect one hundred million dollars a year and leverage those by a large 4 to 7 times we can provide local match and trick others state and
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regional fund to tricks pedestrian safety as you see bicycle and pedestrian safety resurfacing our streets and signs and the like in traffic calming for vehicles this is a push helping mta to replace a generation of light rail vehicles and then we have maintenance and other capital facilities such track and infrastructure at the neighborhood level the fund program that is available to you to respond to your priorities at the neighborhood level one of them is the transportation improvement program that allows for supervisors in each district to name in their priorities with the planning perspective so we began this program i believe in 2014 after the adoption of our initiative than supervisor avalos and as you can see those
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are some of the completed planning projects capital projects worked on to date in district won several bike facilities and pathways paths that were looked and the bike lanes to reduce the capital completion the two the lombard with commissioner farrell and his staff and commissioner breed our alamany was led by supervisor campos and continues under commissioner ronen in district 10 we have bayshore that benefits into districts 9 and 10 residents led by commissioner cohen here is our next slide we have the new anticipated projects we are seeing up for 2017 and beyond that were approved last year the capital program for vision zero ramps in district 6 and south park at betsey
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carmichael sidewalks improvements and district 4 with the configuration studies on the west side that commissioner tang commissions as well as a host of safety improvements on district 8 at sufficient fix and geneva the sued is completed as well prop did you observe aa a vehicle registration fee approved by voters with $5 million every year and currently in a programming stage currently right now $23 million available in the next 5 years and those are the projects the recent city college the beautiful design we saw improvements on delores street and those are small but important capital projects that help to move the projects with
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street and pedestrian safety for the voter mandate the one bay area grant program this is an mtc regional led federal funding every 4 years we program a whole host of projects to try to improve the project areas parts of neighborhood that have the growth and as well as transit service we support the higher density to marry the land use and transportation decisions to put in real projects to promote those and support the community that are taking that growth in the last cycle we had $35 million and this will be in the next cycle $40 million examples of the major programs although did development process and in the south quarter is nearing completion the chinatown
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streetscape and save to school we have second street and mosaic those are examples of major ways we put the prop k and other local funds together with federal funds to deliver the projects that help land development and community development as well the transportation here i won't get into too many of those to reduce the motorist vehicle emissions on behalf of our district they prioritize the funds and you as the transportation authority have some of the projects student transit paths by the san francisco state university and other vehicle programs served by a number of agencies in terms of project delivery
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we're proud as the chair mentions to implement the completion of one of the major, major capital improvement plan projects that was led intensify i the transportation authority under the director eric who is the westbound ramps that were opened in october of 2014 that reason cooperated with the bay area authority and the transportation authority with a whole host of activities with the procurement and this ultimately will help the island by making the one and off-ramp easier rather than the left off-ramp that was there for many years and moving forward the project their smaller but significant project these that west side in phase two that will be delivered with what we call pedestrian contractor camtc
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general contractor a newer method of delivery for better results and more efficiency better risk management the transit center we have this item on our board i won't go into it you'll see a presentation prop k we worked together with the transit center allowing for bus and intermodal connection for caltrans all the mode and a host of bus providers this project is about 70 percent complete and eventually will house the caltrain and high speed rail rail we do oversight and provide the partners with technical support the central subway is another prop k and again, our oversight and funding to help with the project delivery one point plus billion
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dollars and the completion time is expected to be mid 2019 the tunnel contract is complete and disadvantaged business participation rate others caltrain and high speed rail we continue to stay engaged in the mapping of this $2 million project took the action hopefully secure a full fund from the federal government that is a partnership of all 3 counties and we often have caltrain and san mateo and san francisco the idea to provide train control as well as new electric vehicles and electrified infrastructure for more service and cleaner service in this incredible corridor further on the delivery with the pedestrian and bike work that continues to our vision zero committee on safety the most
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important venue that we can provide here to allow for public input and your guidance to the various agencies across the city on pedestrian safety and bike safety as you can see some of the road and other types of projects coming through the mta's and other agencies as much as public works and others we're working on this program i mentioned the muni the expansion here's some details we saw the first prototype vehicles a couple of weeks ago that was we expect delivery the major delivery of the light rail at sfmta and finally important our transparency and accountability we had a clean audit 13 year in a row our credit rating is reaffirmed by double a plus level and continue to be rated by other agencies that
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potentially moving our debt program into the bond because of the again, all the procurements and vehicle delivery that mta is planning to take over the coming years and the management system will be yuthd the project management to help to expedite that the transportation authority to plug in a your address to see what the transportation authority is putting funding on and that the sister agrees are developing look into there and see the planning and funding and all the projects that you have in our neighborhood so check that out our dbe and feedback performances is strong that's important to make sure that all
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the entities in the organizations smaller firms across the city can participate we do our best to incorporate that learning and partnering with the firms and finally a big thank you for all your leadership and staff the partnership that we rely on really has been a pleasure and that we be able to show real results to our staff feels regarded in the accomplishment we bring back the grant fund and continue to motivate us to do our best work so thank you very much again looking forward if you have any questions. >> thank you, ms. chang any questions from commissioners for the executive director? seeing none, is there any public comment on these two items seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. clerk can you please read
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the next item >> we'll take a roll call vote. >> on item 9 the adaptation of 2016 annual report with that nice image of all it concrete on the cover a roll call. >> on item 9. >> commissioner breed commissioner cohen commissioner farrell commissioner fewer commissioner kim commissioner peskin commissioner ronen commissioner safai commissioner sheehy commissioner tang commissioner yee and the report is adopt. >> item 4 please. approval of the minutes of the january 5, 2017, an action item. >> is there that position to approve the january 5, 2017, meeting minutes made by commissioner yee is there a
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second by commissioner kim is there any public comment on item 4. >> seeing none, public comment is closed. and on that item same house, same call? the minutes are adopted next item, please. >> the election of chair and very cordially, of 2017 this an action item. >> are there any nominations commissioner yee. >> so i rise to nominate the person that likes to rise i am going to nominate chair spelling of the speakers name for the written record, and please deliver it to the secretary prior to peskin to continue to be the chair of the board i think he's done an exemplar job over the last two meetings and that there's a lot of things
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that will be impacting transportation wise in his own district district 3 including the central subway that will be completed at some point soon and that i also know that vision zero which is a big part of what we're trying to do at the ta is something that is important to you as impacts a in regards to the number of incidents or collisions that happens in our district i know you'll pay attention to that as many of us are passionate and also appreciate that in our opening statement about a month ago in taking the chair position that you made the mention that you really want to look at not only
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a win district but how to have the best so i'm a representative of the west side i deeply appreciate that comment so i will nominate you. >> thank you commissioner yee is there a second seconded by commissioner kim on that item a roll call please. >> take further nominations. >> seeing no other names on the roster, the nominations are closed and second a roll call. >> any public comment. >> oh, this right public comment on the election of the chair seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. stamos. >> on the motion for chair
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commissioner breed commissioner cohen commissioner farrell commissioner fewer commissioner kim commissioner peskin commissioner ronen commissioner safai commissioner sheehy commissioner tang commissioner yee the motion is approved. >> thank you for that colleagues is there a motion nomination for vice chair of the ta? commissioner kim >> yes. i would like to nominate commissioner tang for possession of the vice chair of the transportation authority i think that actually, it is a great balance to have someone represent the west side of the city and county and commissioner tang has been a thoughtful advocate not only for her district but other districts
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that don't get resources around public transit and many of the other district do i think she'll be a great balance as a vice chair i'm honored to nominate her today. >> is there a second for that motion. >> seconded by commissioner breed she beat you commissioner cohen are there any additional nominations for vice chair? seeing none, nominations are closed is there any public comment on the vice chair position if so seeing none, public comment is closed. and why not take that same house, same call? congratulations vice chair tilly chang and now that you guys have all made the mistake of nominating and electing us let me tell you was on my mind (laughter) >> so what i have the honor of being elected to the intern
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position after chair wiener went to sacramento in his role and a as the state senator i said a few words about that body and agency that is actually a remarkablely important powerful agency i have to say many of us whether we're members of the public or members of this body is not as engaged as we could be and i would venue to say as we should be i'd like to try to change that i think we have very important decisions to make and as we are looking at multiple billion dollars projects actually multi multi billion dollars projects we have to get our housing house in order relative to priorities we have caltrans electrification and tip of the iceberg they owes
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the city and county while we're wearing our 09 hats a quarter of a million dollars and the central subway we've got in ambitious subway plan we need to have city attorney a exemption with the public and our staff about our priorities where that is van ness brt or not going to be able to have it all it is good to plan four the future but given what we all know is a seat change at the federal level that will profoundly impact high speed rail to you name it so i wanted to i want to put that out there and want to commissioner tang and i have had those conversations suggest that we start considering having some third party vicinity oversight at this body we consider working
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with our staff to create and put out a request for proposals to have something that is akin to the role that the legislative and budget analyst praise for the board of supervisors i think this agency would actually benefit from that. >> and then finally as chair i want to collaborate with all of you to do the following things which is as our san francisco transportation authority has become an extremely independent authority as a matter of charter law i hear hear from you sometimes you're not getting what you need and our constituents are demanding in large part not a funding agency i want to use this body and work with you to insure that the mta
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we give hundreds of million dollars is meeting your needs in your district as well as all of our needs citywide so those are the comments i want to make and also think we have a role which we all see on our agendas as we monitor and support and oppose various pieces of state legislation we center much more regular much more in depth czechs e checking and let me leave you with that on thought i'm not agnostic about but thought about who we will be better served to meet trice a month as a full body and maybe our committees are not doing we we need to do but spent a couple of hours what has traditionally gone to finance and programs as a full body food for thought let's check in on that formally
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and informally we can see ahead and thank you very much fewer confidence and support and supervisor president breed the floor is yours. >> thank you. congratulations chair peskin i want to say i appreciate your thoughts and leadership on this body i also am really existed about the opportunity to have an independent oversight body similar to the you budget analyst for the board of supervisors that could really help us to dissect a lot of the layers of what we're doing in terms of providing funding resources to some of our many transportation projects and i know this body also does strategic planning but i think that taking the opportunity to have a robust decision about strategic planning pea how we
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look at the bigger picture that is exactly what you're talking about i think could be helpful to make sure that with those many complicated layers we can basically take them and put in in a large picture and start to move towards progress simultaneously for all those various layers of projects that exist all over the city rather than responsive to independent projects how those projects will impact others and make sense to layer those on top of each other to those can help us to understand what we should or shouldn't as 12 relates to what we'll be damien e dealing with around transbay i'm excited and glad you thoughtless what was on our mind this will help us moving in the right direction and make the transportation in
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san francisco a lot better for those who are here and travel around the city we want to be a transit first and want to make sure that our infrastructure is in place in order to accommodate it congratulations to you and commissioner tang i think you guys are working really well together this will be a great committee or commission and i'm excited about that thank you and congratulations. >> thank you for your comments commissioner breed and vice chair tilly chang. >> congratulations chair peskin i want to congratulate you as well and using form supervisor avalos words i hope we don't sleepwalk introduce the transportation authority it is incredibly important and so many money that goes before us so i'm existed to be able to work with chair peskin in that capacity and i think that you know you
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being transparent with our thoughts i think that was refreshing one thing you mentioned how it is we can also utilities this opportunity with the mta to work with other sfmta agencies and there has been times i have turned to ta staff the wonderful ta staff to help us whether or not initiating the studies that work you, you know push other agencies i want to thank you for that and hopefully, we'll continue building on this incredible work together congratulations. >> thank you commissioner tang if no other comments from members mr. stamos call the next item. >> allocate the $6 million plus in prop k fund with conditions for the downtown rail extension subject to the task force distribution schedule an action item. >> ms. lombardi.
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>> congratulations chair and vice chair welcome to the new commissioners this is the nice allocation to start off with given several months have lapsed this my idea why this is coming to you today and turn to michael to give a brief synopsis this is related to the electrification program with the boulevard study and the high speed rail not to mention a significant caltrain effort that is going on in the area this is a request for that $6 million in prop k sales tax from a line item in the voter expenditure plan specifically for new transbay terminal and the downtown expansion project
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that item came before this body in september commissioner peskin doesn't have a level of comfortable by i'll not go into two of them are related to the special conditions to allocate as we often do one of them is that a condition of receipt the fund if this body proves with an oversight protocol it is a written oversight models that staff - and is electrification it is in place we like to codify that when we get the funds the second condition the planning department rail yard boulevard study has a number of components one is alignment of downtown and who one we prefer or leaning
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towards the second condition states if that body enforces one of the alternate alignments that grant can be put on pause to renegotiate the scope or work on that with that, i think i'll hand this off unless there are questions. >> before i turn it over to transbay joint powers authority we have one of our members who sits on the oversight body that transbay transbay joint powers authority board which is commissioner kim here so i want to point out that out for those of you who don't know for the new members but wanted to put that in a little bit of context as to why in september and until now including now that i have been nervous and reticent it is
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very simple when this project started out it was a large and expensive project i'm talking about not the extension i'm talking about the building of transbay at the $800 million that was what it was supposed to cost when i was a member of this body a decade ago we're north of $2 billion not all of that was local money all taxpayer money but that also includes a short term actually not that she remember several years likely commercial paper loan from the the city and county of san francisco to the tjpa the tjpa is actually a kraefrn of state law all be that the city and county has 3 members on the governing board part of what makes me nervous was we're in the process of making a decision for san francisco that is a
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decision for the next 50 or one hundred years relative to rail alignments relative to bringing this kind of infrastructure into our downtown core that those of you who might be on this board in a decade or in government or politics in a exactly know we go in with our eyes wide open by the way, this extension is what a $4 billion project didn't become a $12 billion project those are the kinds of things we as elected people need to be extremely concerned about given the fact that the transbay costs a bloody future with that, sir. >> good morning, commissioners congratulations on the election chair peskin and congratulations
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commissioner tang for being the vice chair i'm mark the disorderly conduct with the transbay joint powers authority i want to start by taking a minute to give a department on pier one will reach the completion on this year and current work together the bus operators to operate shortly after we hope to get them into the transit center within a timeframe if 9 contractors can't accommodate we'll on the transit center for operations we're trying to get a manager to get the contract next month and the contract manager will lease out the retail we have one hundred thousand square feet of retail that's part of their duties and
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in charge of - we have one hundred screens we hope to generate revenues and work with the community and activating the sponsoring at the park and also seeking - we're hoping to maximize the revenue for any gas for the operations of the transit center i'll start with the items. >> sir my understanding i think our understanding is that it is still going to require an operational subsidies even if you sectucceeded. >> there will obtain operation gap and we'll work with the transit to cover that gap right now we are trying to close that gap as long as by generating
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revenues at the same time achieving the goals that the board asked us to do and the community by bringing robust and activating the part with the community. >> and has staff at the transbay joint powers authority indicated they're willing to subsidies that operational funding gap. >> they're good listeners we continue to discuss that currently mtc is providing $5 million to help us with updating the temporary terminal and thoefl to increase that amount. >> what do you project the gap to be. >> i wish i can share that but, but each of the seat managers have numbers and once we have someone under contract i'll be happy to share that information with you. >> please proceed.
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>> the downtown extension dtx will extended underground with the high speed rail with $1.3 million from the caltrain into a transit center the construction limits $2 million the extension is 1 point miles. >> today's allocation with the use of the thirty percent drawings and the design with the requirements we will use to money to estimate to today's conditions and also the ridership study to have an active amount charges to light rail in order to fund the extension the money will perform risk
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assessments for the construction and program such that when a budget is adopted by the mtc board that budget are reflect the conditions and not have a difficulty so and we're also working with our funding partners in order to secure the funding from local and regional levels later in the presentation i have a slide i'll show you how we intend to do that overall the next steps we have outlined we'll come up with a 2 to thirty percent engineering accruing a program budget that 89 regional can stand behind and move forward the scope of the dtx extended the box to accommodate high speed rail and this accommodates caltrain and high speed rail to
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use two screens and the links is longer than than the train box we have to extend the train box since we're extending the train box we are using the reality for greenhouse and amtrak buses that includes providing a connector between the center and the bart station we'll have direct assess from the transit center to include bart and this includes the train box itself that was built as part of phase one and build the tunnel between the train box and the station on 4 and king it will be a combieng of open excavation we have a - at the end of the alignment that will allow us to further ground
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the tunnels into 22 street and in the future to continue the undergrounding. >> ever since it started in development we've been working closely with r e b t this shows the relationship we discussed by the team and the dtx is in green this is a basic alternative with the avenue alignment in orange is is an estimation while the dtx is under operation and moved the alignment to the third street alignment which is a third alignment under consumer price index and continue to work with the team and as mentioned we can land what how best to advance dtx and bring trains to the transit center that is a draft schedule we put together for the dtx it shows we can
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bring trains to the transit center in funding is available and the ridership position - currently our ridership schedule is started the process in the middle of 2018 that is predicted on securing the funding from r o-3 if it passed also predicted on the r and b study to determine what the best alignment for the dtx. >> and that slide is the funding slide we developed our draft estimates are approximately $4 billion with the city's allocation we'll be able to up that estimate and be sure that that estimate is the right estimate moving forward we currently have identified the potential funding the amount
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blow theblast imply box between 6 hundred and 8 hundred plus million dollars at the include 20075 to plus million dollars for the between 200 and $4 million in tax increments the blue box is the amounts for the current area plan under consideration approximately 2 med $2 billion one billion dollars is for the sfmta parts program and $3 million for the funding $350 million for the san francisco county tax and $575 million from high speed rail that equals the business plan and one more parcel to be sold that parcel is currently the location of the temporary terminal once we on the transit terminal that parking becomes
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available that value is approximately 200 and $45 million we also have district between $865 million plus with discharges they'll be leveled for passengers that terminate their travel at the transit center currently caltrans riders stop at fourth and king to reach tare district they'll get on muni or other means so with charging equal to what they're paying between two or $3 million and charging caltrans between 8 and 11 explores that and $26 we generate between 8 hundred plus million dollars that concludes my presentation. i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you, sir are there
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any questions from commissioners. >> are there any members of the public wyoming like to testify on this item? >> please come forward. >> we're in receipt of our communications. >> there they are quite a few of the issues i have them attached to the legal mandate on the legal mandate you have two the first one is the funds that basically means that must include the ability of the transbay and the east bay no two ways about it. the second legal mandate is properties 334 you need to have a non-stop train to
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translate in thirty minutes if you don't, you basically don't have access to any of the prop a bonds because if you look at this $557 million that is dtx but you see you can't achieve that figure and jeopardizes that you talk about - small business at some point has to ask the question how come we can build the central subway one .7 miles and then somebody said well, we'll get one .3 miles for $4 billion is goes down the construction you have a lot of
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construction with the costs and the impacts so in closing my recommendation to you to limit the appropriations to one million dollars for the sole purpose of basically wrapping up what needs to be done some point in time you will understand the issues thank you very much. >> and with regard to your letter your contention it is that those 3 sweeping terms will end up which the trains will have to slow down at 25 mile-per-hour will there beyond thirty minutes. >> yes. just going from town to the translation about - >> so what you're saying the alignment is wrong. >> yes. the alignment is wrong and actually, the there is another alignment that is
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missing that can't achieve that is not discussed right now. >> thank you, sir. >> mr. has. >> commissioner i'm jimmy have been before you several times to appoint the dtx plan will go off the west side of mission bay and jeopardize the campus you and the city and you the board of supervisors and this commission needs to take control over this project and coordinate it as you may know the planning department has the study which i'm on the citizens workshop i our report will be available in march no square feet confirm the inadequacy of current plan and indicate the only vicariously way to get the train downtown is
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on the west side of potrero hill either parallel to 7th street or third street now what needs to be done is not to fund this project as you were asked for but to fund the work around the terminal and second street and the study to develop the final tunnel plan to bring the train downtown that's the only viable way to get the train downtown so this work needs to be coordinated and right now and by the way, when you put the new tunnel together with the existing tunnel we're talking about $6 million budget thank you. >> thank you, mr. has any
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public comment? that wants to testify on this item seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner sheehy the floor is yours. >> so obviously the chair has spent more time on this to continue this public comments we need to think we should be much more involved before the money i've worked down there i know the configuration and don't know as the gentleman noted when you look at the high speed right a karate's configuration we have i know we had the warriors going in we knew we would increase the capacity beyond what we had so i don't know what options are available but certainly completing the r e b study that
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the way in which they're planning on going both this is crazy to me. >> is a commissioner sheehy part of the reason the previous delayed this was an interest in seeing the results of arab study and part of the reason he needed to put it on this particular agenda was because we now have four new members of this body relative to the motion their 3 we vote it up and give them their 6 point plus million dollars option two vote it down and option 3 we can continue there is actually a fourth option that the gentleman suggested within the purview of this body we can give them less money in order to allow them
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pronouncing to finish their supplemental document those are the of your choice you as a new commissioner, i think have ever right to spend time not an easy decision and maybe we should look to some of the other new members as to what there will is and perhaps if you need more time to look at it with all due respect to the tjpa executive director he may differ given that high speed rail is not going to get there until if everybody is luke w8 /* /- lucky. >> i'd like to do that to understand this before i vote on this this is is a multi billion
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dollars the configuration doesn't make sense we have people analyzing this. >> you know you have more experience you continued is one i'll respect the judgment of the chair. >> it was in committee and came to the full commission and got continued this is the first time it is heard why not hear from commissioner ronen and then commissioner fewer and then visit with staff unless anyone else wants to weigh in commissioner ronen. >> commissioner ronen if you turn that microphone on. >> that would be helpful. >> i'm feeling the same way i have a question for you what would be the impact if we continued this a month or 2 down
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the road. >> we have the distributions with the tilly chang in last year and brought it to the commission commissioner peskin had a lot of questions at a time and responded to all the questions if we take another month almost a 9 month delay given we're almost done with phase one i'm eager to move forward with phase two all the allocations is the design for the 40 percent completion and we're not - we're going to wait to finish but not including anything else happening as part of the r e b study for the baby steps for the project if you look at the r e d you have the alignments of the dtx then the
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avenue and the third street alignment you work along second street the work on the box and the pedestrian connector for bart if the r e b study stays essays this is the alignment it shown in orange those are extension active and could happen while the dtx is under construction if the 85 percent of the work along second street and the box and the green box as well as the pedestrian connector that work will think e be preserved for the fourth street alignment 0 i urge you to move forward to continue on the project and come back with the r
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e b study will be completed next month and adjust as needed. >> one thought before we hear from commissioner fewer perhaps a will to continue this to our next meeting that at that meeting we actually get susan who is in charge of the r a b study to present at the same time to see all of that before we make a decision with regards to this allocation commissioner fewer. >> thank you chair peskin i also would like to see p continued i have a question about the capital actually, the money part of it i actually have more questions about the design i would feel more comfortable postponing this vote until we get the adequate research thank
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you. >> thank you commissioner fewer commissioner kim. >> i just want to say i'm glad we have new commissioners on board and think that is important for the four new members to said understand this - and, of course, it is complicated is involves several agencies caltrain and caltrans and high speed rail and the connected for the original terminal project will be the new transportation thank you, everybody, u hub for light rail and the downtown extension and now through many years of delays and a complete divestment for the transportation for light rail we're seeing phase two
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continuing despite the fact that a box is constructed in phase one with the terminal ready for the train to come into 9 downtown area i want to see all this happen and the high speed rail in san francisco and in many ways the terminal will help us get there and many want to see this in san jose we have a lot of deinvestigating with the points an alignment that was approved back before i was on the board of supervisors and now there is a question about whether this alignment for the new light rail and caltrain downtown extension i want to currently the new members to understand this project and a lot of questions i think at some point we need to move forward with the funding on the skwien i'd like to see that happen but acknowledge that i mean this is a complex project and going back
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in time there were many decisions i would have made about those those two phases would have occurred and recognize the executive director for leading the helm there are there's a lot of moving parts and a lot of actors and players thank you commissioner kim. >> commissioner safai. >> hi yes. i'd like to echo what my colleagues have said new commissioners i think that is important that we're briefed on this i'm sure a lot of requests for funding given the level and magnitude of that project it would be nice to have a better understanding of how that will be looked like and effects the decisions and have an opportunity we don't need a lot of time but you suggested next meeting give staff the opportunity to come and talk
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with you individually and then move forward thank you. >> commissioner safai and commissioner tang i wanted to announce the planning department staff reached out to all our offices to offer a r a b tour their take place at 2:30 one of my aids will be going and if any of our legislative aides their meeting at the northwest corner of b street will take an hour and bring walking shoes and end i believe fourth and king the rail yard station if you need another details but that same from the planning department and i did ask myself to ask the staff to point out this is in the middle of our board meeting most of our staff are otherwise
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disposed but thank you for appoint and i do acknowledge that is a process that staff wants us for familiar recalled of how we vote on sxheshz for a continues we'll clarify in a second many any role as chair will work with our staff to bring the r a b study head here for our next regularly scheduled full commission meeting for a presentation at least any desire that everyone is engaged is proving true we're off to a good start maybe the gentleman doesn't feel that way but commissioner sheehy would you like to propose this be continued to the next regularly scheduled full
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commission meeting. >> yes. i have a a motion by commissioner sheehy and seconded by commissioner ronen colleagues would like a roll call vote on it i'm seeing - >> all right. we are going to take that same house, same call? the matter is continued until februa february 28, 2017, >> allocate prop k funds to the bay area rapid transit for the park station additional scope project subject to the task schedule this is an action item. >> ms. lombardi 0. >> ms. tilly chang who will make the presentation. >> we went through the programs. >> indeed in any comments from
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commissions any any public comment? seeing none, same house, same call? the allocation of $653,000 of prop k plus is approved next item, please. >> item 8 approve a resolution from assembly bill to occur the self-driving cars an action item. >> colleagues, i brought this item up and introduced it for a hearing in support of assembly mesh ting one of our assembly members representing san francisco to support his assembly bill 87 san francisco curve and otherwise regulate and propose enforcement relative to illegal self-driving cars i'm sure you read it in your passage any questions or comments from commissioners seeing none, is there any public comment on this item number 8
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seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? the resolution is adopted we have done item number 9 mr. stamos could you please read the next item. >> 10 introduction of new items. >> are there any in any items commissioners seeing none, any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. and general public comment are there any members of the public who would like to make general public comment, sir >> thank you, again supervisors so as you may know we have a new executive chief washington and the same advocates on the private sector involvement and i'd like to talk about that in context of a new translator
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there is the way it works in the private sector you have the ridership and we have ripped we've got a two capacity so if you go to the private sector if you build another translator that is a good chance they're going to be taking the new one and even there will be extensive shut downs and that is the private sector will step in your job as supervisors is so work on the book end to make sure that on the san francisco side you're able to make the translator on embarcadero and the private sector will take over you have to work with them and my advice in oakland to look around the whole plaza it is where you need to go to satisfy the sector that brings us to the dtx
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because now there is no way to look at those numbers they don't add up okay. but the reason for that we have so many people but if you have traffic in the east bay a lot of traffic will not stop they'll carry on with the dtx, etc. now you may be able to have a meaningful conversation about the dtx with the private sector thank you very much. >> thank you, sir are there any other members of the public for general public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. and we are -
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>> san francisco is known worldwide for its atmospheric waterfront where spectacular views are by
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piers and sight and sounds are xhanl changing we come to the here for exercise relax ball games entertainment, recreation market, exhilaration a wide variety of contributions easily enjoyed look up the bay the waterfront is boosting for activities boosting over 25 visitors every year the port of san francisco manages 7 may have million dollars of waterfront from hyde street and fisherman's wharf to the cargo terminals and name shoreline the architecture like pier 70
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and the ferry building is here for the embarcadero and a national treasure the port also supports 10 different maritime industries alongside with the recreational attractions making san francisco one of the most viable working waterfronts in the world but did you think that our waterfront faces serious challenges if earthquake to damage the seawall and the embarcadero roadway rising seawalls will cause flooding at high tides and major repairs to a safe many of the piers the port is at a critically turnl point time to plan for the future of san francisco's waterfront
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this year the port is updating it's marts plan the plan working group to invite a wide variety of poichdz from the city and bayview and other advisory teams to share their expertise if intense and maritime operations the waterfront land use plan has guided the use and development of the lanes for the last 20 years major physical changes take place along the waterfront and now is the time to update the waterfront plan to continue improvements that will keep our waterfront vibrate, public and resilient the biggest challenges facing the waterfront are out the site an aging seawall along the embarcadero roadway and seawalls that will rise by 21 hundred to provide and productivity of
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tides seawall is built over weak soils and mud the next earthquake will cause it to settle several feet without the urgent repairs that will damage the promenade and other things we've been fortunate over the last hundred years less than one foot of seawall over the next hundred years scientists say we'll have 6 feet of seawall rise imagine the pier 30/32 will be floated, the embarcadero will be flooded our transportation system is fog to be heavy impacts unfortunately, the port didn't have the financial resources to repair all the deteriorating piers let alone the adaptations for sea level rise. >> it is clear that the port can't pay for the seawall
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reinforcement or deal with the sea level rise on its own needs to raise money to take care of the properties at take care of the maintenance on the properties no way absent anti funding the issues of sea level rise or the schematic conditions of seawall can be development. >> as studies talk about the seawall challenges the working group is look at the issues please come share our ideas about recreation, pier activities, shoreline habitat, historic preservation and transportation issues and viral protection. >> we know this planning process will not have one question and one answer we need the diversity of the opinions how people feel about san francisco waterfront and want to hear all the opinions. >> the challenges call for big decisions now is the time to
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explore now and creative ideas to protect and preserve san francisco waterfront. >> now is the time to get involved to help to shape the future of our waterfront. >> we need the debate please come forward and engage in the process. >> this is your waterfront and this is your opportunity to get involved be part of solution help san francisco create the waterfront we want for the future. >> this is really to dream big and i think about what our waterfront looked like for all san franciscans today and generations to come. >> get involved with the planning process that will set the fraction for what is coming at the port. >> find for in upgrading dates on the ports website.
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>> (ship blowing horn in distances) >> i have 2 job titles. i'm manager of the tour program as well as i am the historyian of city hall. this building is multifaceted to say the very least it's a municipal building that operates the city and county of san francisco. this building was a dream that became a reality of a man by the
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name of james junior elected mayor of san francisco in 1912. he didn't have a city hall because it was destroyed in the earth wake of 1906. construction began in april of 1913. in december 1915, the building was complete. it opened it's doors in january 1916. >> it's a wonderful experience to come to a building built like this. the building is built as a palace. not for a king or queen. it's built for all people. this building is beautiful art. those are architecture at the time when city hall was built, san francisco had an enormous
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french population. therefore building a palace in the art tradition is not unusual. >> jimmie was an incredible individual he knew that san francisco had to regain it's place in the world. he decided to have the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous
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for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this
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building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world toda
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soon. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> greeting of peace brothers and sisters and esteemed guests we thank you very much for joining us here and society of san francisco during this critical time in our countries history


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