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and just finally, we originally had three now we have four new supervisors. if the staff perhaps with chair renne haven't had the opportunity to sit down with then and explain the history and backlog and talk about the priorities and translation and other stuff floating at the board and the need to fund new programs, et cetera, et cetera is all to the good and hopefully will be as supportive as others have been in past for doing the right thing. >> thank you. >> i have a question, mr. chairman, of ms. blome. why do you -- on page 2, with the graph refer to non-grant funding? >> thank you for the question. this is a term that is kind of a term of art used in the budget document. that essentially means operating stuff. the grant funding as the budget refers to is allocation for
the public financing program in our instance. >> thank you. i learn something every meeting. [laughter ] >> i tend to agree with mr. pilpel and would welcome a motion to endorse the proposals that are outlined in the staff memo. >> so moved. >> second. >> i will call the question. all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? motion is carried unanimously. turning to agenda item 10, discussion of enforcement report, and update from various programmatic and operation highlights of the enforcement program. ms. bloem. yes, thank you, chair. so i'll try to be brief, but
i have been busy this month, doing some policy development and some research and analysis, and a little bit of investigating as well, which we'll talk about later. i drafted and researched the suspended investigations and parallel proceedings policy that we talked about earlier. we're also looking at the best way to move forward with the weekend filings deadline policy. that has become somewhat critical as we work with net file to do improvements to our website. and our filing system. and to input deadlines for the year's filings. some of our ordinances give grace periods for weekends and holidays and others do not, which makes it somewhat confusing for the coders and our fines collection officer. so we want to be consistent, and so we're probably going to do it as a matter of regulation in our
enforcement regulations and you should be doing that in next month or two. i spent a good deal of time preparing for and attending a sunshine ordinance task force committee hearing. as a result of the michael petralis complaints related to the sign he brought to the meeting in a believe it was september. and then the second was regarding the meeting decorum paragraph in november. that was read aloud. mr. petrelis believes that we violated the sunshine ordinance in a couple of ways. the to affect disagreed with him with regard to the sign -- i'm sorry, the committee did, but they referred to the full panel of the to affect. so to return for a meeting on february 1st in the evening. and then the task force committee fund we did not violate the sunshine ordinance in some ways, but
did in others with regard to the meeting decorum paragraph. essentially their argument is that we did not require or provide public notice and comment on the meeting decorum paragraph and that it was a policy that should have been noticed and made available for public comment. we think they are wrong and we think it's important to continues a hearing, even though that violation is fairly easily remedying it. in terms of operational update and investigational caseload data, we provide the average complaints in the time periods, their age and when they were first brought to our attention as complaints -- sorry, i'm starting to get tired, so i'm losing it.
some key takeaways, that the complaint numbers have started to taper off post-election and we have been able to get to some of the older investigations. you saw the hearing on merits and i have gone through a couple of older matters and presented cases for dismissal at this meeting. so we have been doing good work in terms of getting those investigations moving which has result in the a plateauing of our complaints and intakes. as we dispose of cases and add case it's sort of staying level. i would expect that to increase when we get investigator because we have so many matters in preliminary review and a lot of those matters in preliminary review are there because they are not easily disposed and would want to do digging
before we recommend dismissal and once those become complaint we would have a pretty good caseload. we provide year-end data to see how many complaints. if they were dismissed they just weren't tracked and if they didn't become formal complaint so this data is a baseline for what happens next year and next year to see if our outreach efforts are resulting in more complaints and where we're failing, and what areas of the law and what to do better to improve public participation in the process? >> i have a question, chair renne, if we installed that software, would that make it possible to know how many complaints come in? what actually get dismissed? >> it's a good question and the case
tracking software is necessary for so many reasons and that is one of them. as a matter of your information we're keeping track of that on excel spreadsheets now and that can be subject to a lot of human error and it's a little bit chaotic for people -- for us who are trying to maintain all of this data and all of this information. for every complaint that we received we have to enter preliminary review tracker and becomes an investigation, it goes on the investigation tracker. if it's ever- and also on the master complaint tracker. we have another spreadsheet keeping track of adeline s it's all manual. >> it's all manual with calendar appointment it's probably nothing like you have dealt with before, because it's just -- the magnitude and the lack of technology available to us to manage it is overwhelming. and so that is why we really conceived of the case management system. we're actually going to the
ftcp to meet with the enforcement division who spent the last year developing a case management system that is tailored to state ethics law to use it for san francisco and link it up with net file. our vision is that each filer from the time that they are participating as filers through an enforcement action would be represented in the same system. so that we can sort of see all at once their compliance history, their fines history, their enforcement history and we would know that if they filed again; right? because like right now it's all based on memory of. if i have seen that person before? so it would be good to have one person with one number that is their identification number. as you saw, i met with the -- i have met with the bureau of delinquent revenues with our fine
collections officer to do a deep-dive with how the collections process work. it was very informational and informative meeting and they very nice offer he there. as you saw, they are on top of it and know what they are doing. they seemed to have the right answers and i was pleased with the out come of that meeting. you see nevertheless our delinquent filers are apparently don't have any assets. so they just remain on our delinquent filer list. with that i will open for additional questions >> any questions of any of the commissioners? thank you for the report. i thought it was very complete and any public comment? >> larry bush for friends of ethics
at our friends of ethics this week we discussed an option that we respectfully request that the commission consider at a future meeting and that is an ability for low-budget committees that have committed violations to satisfy the penalties by community service, as well as with dollars. when you have a well-funded committee, they don't have much problem coming up with the money to pay off a penalty. but if you have a committee that raised perhaps $5,000, $10,000ing and hit with a significant fine they have a hard time raising it, but community service is the kind of thing that most of the these smaller committees actually do. and there are ways in which they could provide a community service, either directly to the ethics commission, or into a pool that the
city would have. and then the ethics could apply for some of the community service hours. it just recognizes there is a world of difference between high-value committees and community-based groups and each has a strength and community-based groups have an ability to do outreach. whether it's outreach for upcoming policy meeting that is on your agenda or developing something in another language, to augment what the commission has, or some other things. there are different ways of doing it so it does not become an increased political asset to them, but just becomes an asset to the community. so we're respectfully requesting when you look at the question of enforcement, that you look at an option of community service under
certain circumstances for lower-budget groups, not for big-money people. thank you. >> thank you. any other public comment? >> david pilpel again. two items here. on the sunshine ordinance task force with mr. petrelis, i did not attend that meet, but would agree with staff there is nothing in my read of the sunshine ordinance or the brown act for that matter, that requires you to take comment and have a scheduled item on meeting decorum. a legislative body can have and should have reasonable regulations regarding public comment, but it doesn't speak to how that occurs. and for the task force to read some requirement that you had to have a calendared item before you could talk about appropriate meeting decorum, seems excessive to me.
you certainly could choose to do so. could you amend your bylaws and do any number of things, but i don't think there is anything in the sunshine ordinance or brown act that requires that. perhaps staff will say something along those lines at the february meeting. regarding the charts that continue to be totally helpful, just one point: the open formal complaints does track from the first chart to the second in terms of the aging and the detail by age and type. the second chart, the matter in preliminary review doesn't track and for example show ones case that is 24-plus months and moves over to 22-24 in terms of the detail. so somehow that didn't align perfectly. it was close, very close. anyway. never mine -- mine, this is very helpful and the chart at the
end shows the ongoing status of enforcement caseload and hopefully it has grown to this point, but hopefully it will diminish over time and we'll see important things before you, and other things maybe dismissed, et cetera. and then of course, and wasn't clear since it shows 28 current cases open informal, why the agenda for the closed session item later refers to 30 cases, but i'll ask that later. >> they are cut-off dates. >> they are close just so you know, people do read this -- maybe i'm the only one. thank you very much. great report. >> turning to agenda item 11, the executive director's report. >> thank you, chair renne. in the interest of time i'll try to be brief, but i did want to
spend a few minutes on some very important news. the first of which is that we covered the budget discussions. thank you for that, in a prior item. in terms of staffing news, i included in table 1 an update of where each of the positions are in the process. there is a bit of additional news that i wanted to announce this evening in terms of one of the positions: we show on the table 1 the information systems business analyst as is underway and that position has now been filled. i'm happy to report. i'm particular ly happy to record jarrod flores will work very closely with steven massey on all things related to e-filing conversion process and jarrod brings a lot of experience having hands-on, hand-held guidance on our campaign finance and
other systems over the past ten years he has been with the commission. so we're very excited he will be there to really help from the user perspective and moving into that role very soon, on the 30th. we're going to transition him away from pulling the questions, but pull him in for the up coming filing deadline by the end of the month. it's a critical function to be served to help our electronical filing process get underway and you will hear more about that next month as well, but it was very good news. i'm very hopeful we'll additional news on another position for your commission meeting next month. there is -- i was asking -- i did an analysis for our positions and on average, looking at the positions that we have both exempt and non-exempt, if you look at
the position -- the process from posting a position to filling a position, the exempt positions, starting with deputy director and our education and compliance assistant and the position jarrod is moving into on average have taken three months once they are posted to have a person in the office. when you look at the from the date that the position was created or became vacant it's about a 6-month process, five-and-a-half to six-month process, which is a very slow process and not so hard to believe when we have so many position in thes place. so one of the challenges that we had for all of these positions is the nature of our staff currently is that we don't have a personnel person in-house. we don't have a finance or budget officer in-house. so these are the roles that we sort of learn to do and manage as we can. with that said, we're working through it and very happy to have
the support of doris from the department of human resources working with us to get the positions through the process. the three investigator positions, the senior investigator positions are going through the exam process as we speak. we expect to rate the exams the first week of february and they will be consolidated on to a list and we have to select from the list, the rankings and bring in people for panel interview. so i think the best guess is looking at mid-march as optimistic, but it's on-track. we have two other positions, i don't want to say "junior," but investigative analyst position and application closed for that on the 30th and the application closed for the policy analysis position on the 3 1st and those will be working through the same process of
exam-based testing to determine who is on the eligible list and to bring in for interviews? those are working their way through the process so i'm happy to answer any questions about this. i share the frustration over the challenge of getting folks from the door. we want them there yesterday and it doesn't happen fast enough for us and i think it's important for you to know the process is on-track and we have been aggressive with the department human resources general timeframe and they have been very willing to work with us to keep things moving. recognizing that any time you have 8-10 positions you are recruiting and examining for and selecting, there will be a pinch-point and we're making progress and happy to answer any questions that you or members of the public have about the process and where we are? so just to finish -- i'm sorry. >> a question about the auditor position, the one that became vacant in november.
>> yes. >> when do you expect the recruitment documents to be posted? >> we're working to have that posted by the end of this month and we're in process to get those documents approved and that will again begin the exam process. any other questions on that? >> i just wanted to ask could you send me the job description on the investigators? >> happy to. another note, i have listed as legislative and policy items moving through the process and with attached language. two of the items relate to proposals that would address the campaign finance ordinance and on the policy plan, you'll see at this point i tentatively placed them in sequence with a broader review of the campaign finance laws to early part of the spring.
again, if you have feedback individually or comments on that, i'm happy to talk with you individually what your sense is with timing. it makes sense for us to incorporate in the discussion of the moving parts of the campaign finance law to get a handle on how they fit together? i just wanted to highlight that for you. one other note, the audit program as we'll discuss more next month and laying the groundwork for alternative thinking about how we might select audits for this year: we have met with the auditors from the controller's office and the controller has been very cooperative and helpful. his office will be assisting our office with audit resources this year. so that we can get through the campaign finance audits that are required to start by roughly april 1st. so we're partnering with that office to obtain additional resources and leveraging their expertise.
they have helped our office before a couple of cycles ago and earlier we had a member of the oakland ethics commission and there is a result of a memorandum of understanding that we worked and collaborated with the city attorney's office on to develop. we have an mou, where we share resources periodically, whether it's for position hiring panels or for instances like this to provide some assistance on various topics, we just wanted to make sure we were clear it's a reciprocal sharing of resources on work when those resources might be needs? so we were very happy to avail ourselves to that and something to report to you that we're working with the oakland ethics commission. we're trying to take advantages of experts where we can. we have a visit with katy hinckley kelley the state and local programs director at the campaign legal center who is in town this week.
we have met her at in new orleans and she was gracious and very interested to stop by and spend time with our staff. so we'll have a meeting with her inoffice on wednesday and she is interested in hearing what we find that works and challenging about enforcing our ethics and lobbying and campaign finance laws. we're looking to hearing from her organization in washington and very is happy to hear froms and happy to have that opportunity. with that i'm happy to answer any questions about report or anything that is happening in the office? >> on the revenues report, we look to be in great shape, given we're about halfway through the fiscal year and we're 90 -- almost $91,000 on the budget, but looking at lobbyist registration fees, they are significantly less than the half of the 85, if you just do the simple math. you with expect to be.
do you have any insight why that number is so low? >> i would need to follow-up with you, there may be a question of cut-off, registers coming in january and they may not all have come in. so that numeric i anticipate to go up next month to reflect a higher percentage of that budgeted amount. i'm happy to get that information back to you, if that is not the case. >> commissioner keane? >> just on your meeting with the lady from washington to have questions about the constitution. >> thank you for that head's up. >> any public comment?
for the executive director's report? >> larry bush from friends of ethics. my comments on the whistle-blower are well-documented in minutes that are already voted on that runs through the specific things that i hope would be there. now that this is going to go through another round, at dhr and so forth, i urge that it also come back to the ethics commission. because you are the only body that is going to have a public forum other than at the board, the committee. dhr doesn't have it and the controller doesn't have it, only you have. and there are reasons why some of the other bodis are not as interested in a robust approach to whistle blowing as ethics would be. so i'm urging you to incorporate the things that we have mentioned in our last presentation, and that you also have an opportunity for public input. even if it's not a regular
commission meeting an i.t. meeting. because there are an awful lot of people in the city that care about whistle blowing. thank you. >> thank you. >> david pilpel again. several points on the ed's report. first regarding hiring. the old concept was that it took about 3 months for a new position to be hired. so new position in budget was only included at .75 assuming it would start october 1st . if it's now taking up to six months, that seems long. i'm not saying this is any of staff's fault, but if there are lessons that you are learning with going through the dhr person at the controller's office or the city process at-large to fix so it's back more to 3 rather than 6? it shouldn't take six months to classify and describe and hire. that just seems long. anyway, i'm sure you are feeling that stress that i referenced.
with regard to the audits, i think we'll talk about that next month, so i'll hold my comments until we have a full report. with regard to revenue, that was a good catch by commissioner chiu n putting the budget together, perhaps you could adjust the revenues so they more match what the reality has been? i think the overall number is about right, but more recent experience with lobbyist and various filers might suggestion suggest move something of the revenue numbers around a little bit? on the mou with oakland, page 2 was not included in the packet. we only have page 1 and page 3. so it's hard to read the whole document. i'm sure -- okay. i'm sure someone can share it and perhaps on the website we can have the full document? fine. i also wanted to note in the past the commission has had a reciprocal staff arrangement with other
public agencies, depending on the matter and staffing and what not? so we have had the san josé city attorney and san josé -- excuse me, santa clara county council and i think even san mateo city attorney in addition to oakland ethics and possibly even the oakland city attorney's office have aided on various matters. i don't know there was a written agreement governing those, but it was perhaps arranged through the city attorney's office and there is an arrangement from the past and staff should be aware of that. this is the first time anything has been codified in an mou to my knowledge. and finally, i provided staff with mark-ups on the minutes. i wasn't present at the beginning of the meeting and they are minor and non-substantive. thank you. >> thank you. all right. turning to agenda item 12, i
believe all of the commissioners have received the confidential information relating to the subject-matter of the status of complaints. does any commissioner want to have us go into closed session? or is there no need for it, having reviewed the materials? >> well, mr. chairman, we didn't get the table that i have gotten used to. or i didn't. huh? >> we think we need to clarify if others did not receive it?
>> judge kopp, i received yours, but didn't look at the label. you received mine. >> you are kidding? >> no. >> it's the same material; right? >> yes. >> logically i would have opened -- oh, i see -- >> you received one addressed to me. and you didn't open it because you looked at the label. i received yours. >> well i'm not going to take the time now. because it's late. i'll go through it. maybe i'll confer -- >> this will be on the agenda every meeting. so if there is something specific. >> our apologies for the mix-up. we'll endeavor to get it tot right people. >> so we'll not go into closed session. >> there is a couple i see
quickly. i have got one or two discreet questions and i guess i have to ask in closed session. i'm sorry, but i do. >> all right. any public comment before we go into closed session? >> that is fine -- david pilpell, that is fine, i won't wait. could you disclose are there any stipulations that have been agreed to other than questions about the status of matters? none this month? okay. if there is a way to formalize the announcement about stipulations, that don't require a closed session, so you could do that either during the ed's report or now in the future and any to disclose after closed session, just so that there is a better way to hear what stipulations were entered into? thank you. enjoy the evening. >> thank you. all right. we'll go into closed session.
>> all right we're back in open session, and a decision was made in closed session not to disclose what was discussed in the closed session. turn to agenda item 13, discussion and possible action for items for future meetings. any suggestions by in the any of the commissioner? hearing none and hearing none from the public, item 14 is additional opportunity for public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda. any public comment? appearing none, do i hear a motion to
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pleasure and privilege to lead this board that includes treasure island i want to recognize and thank supervisor avalos and supervisor campos who served on timma committee with me over the past year we accomplished quite a bit in 2016 and for the first time last year adopted on initial set of tool policies and congestion management policies to shape a total program that support robust and very transit on the isle for the residents and workers while the town hall level will be worked out we accomplished perimeters likes population direction of travel and the shape of the discount and at the exemption policy i time to recognize the many residents of treasure island that worked with us and concept the recommendations this address town hall burdens and for the
low income resident by directing the transportation affordability witness told you free in the early years of the program and the county trait barriers for the low income travelers 2017 will condition to be busy as we design this transportation program and the island ferry surface expanded bus service and on island shuttle and car and bike you shuttle and entering into meta and funding from the state and regional grants in fact this is readily an initiative time and opportunity as we develop this new neighborhood for san francisco we imagine what a transportation heavy and transit first time neighborhood truly can look like speaking of grants i want to congratulate our staff with sfmta and uc berkley won a $6 million granted in the u.s.
go department of transportation to support town hall and economic shuttles only the island i want to recognize, of course, our director tilly chang, deputy director eric and michelle with that grant and matching fund will a town hall system and be able to work with sfmta related parking system with the mtc to bring the components together i look forward to working with all of you on the treasure island management program in the coming year thank you and mr. clerk, call the next item. >> we'll start with the role. >> off role commissioner breed absent a commissioner cohen is absent commissioner farrell present. >> commissioner fewer commissioner kim commissioner peskin commissioner ronen commissioner safai
commissioner sheehy commissioner tang commissioner yee. >> we we have quorum. >> thank you mr. clerk and i'm sorry for going out of order this is time for the colleagues to get to the women's press conference next item. >> call two and three, chairs 3 and those are informational items. >> ms. tilly chang want to thank chair kim for her leadership that was a busy year and as mentioned as the pa with the yerba buena island the westbound ramps was a huge accomplishment to continue on the grant award i was landline to join with colleagues mayor ed lee and director rahaim into the sfmta to meet with secretary fox
two weeks ago to receive the grants that chairman shared from the department of transportation for the deems of the town hall with the vehicle shutters that was mentioned in addition our staff works with the city and ripening staff from oakland and our own mayor's office in on the advocatvolkswagon program in tho we supported two applications four is $2 million i look forward to meeting with all of you to lay out to the opportunities and receive the input on this opportunity as well as all the opportunities around the treasure island mobility management this is truly an opportunity for us to
be a laboratory for the sustainable development locally we were disappointed is not able to secure the museum location we work hard with the planning department and that work will continue as we support the tida to further develop opportunities for this site on project delivery our engineering work continues with the grant we received we have funds to begin further design the town hall system and the shutters required for the interest would vehicles charging and hope to get climatic change funds as well as other potential electrical vehicles transit as well as for muni and this summary we'll be procuring that as we pass from the finance committees the ferry and operator agreements are
operated with the tricker-treat this is our ferry agency in the region and we're looking for the electronic compulsory systems we'll may or may not may i make a decision on the new island shutter and transit will tie to the charging system we develop on the island the mandatory transit program for those 0 who are the newest members and welcome to you all we'll be working with the tida as well as the developer on the island for the task programming for the cost of hours will be bundled into the hov fees for the residents and expect two residences below-market rate and the transportation will be programmed this is something we'll be working on to tie
together the fund to be make it easy to implement the use of the system as well to implement the exemption and discount policy the board adopts the task program we'll be working on together with mtc as and grant the transit systems that allows for the transit payment over the next few years with that, that concludes any remarks happy to take any questions. >> thank you director chang k chang do we need to open up for public comment we'll now accept public comment sierra mr. clerk, please move to item 4. >> approval of the minutes of the july 26, 2016, an action item. >> do we have a motion to approve the minutes of july 26th we have a motion from
commissioner yee and seconded by commissioner peskin can we do a roll call. >> on this item seeing none, public comment is closed. >> on the minutes commissioner farrell commissioner fewer i have clarification please chair am i able to vote on the minutes i was not there. >> you may vote but also obtaining stain. >> yes. thank you. >> commissioner fewer commissioner kim commissioner peskin commissioner ronen commissioner safai commissioner sheehy commissioner tang commissioner yee. >> the minutes are approved and that motion passes madam president can i rise
without rising question to counsel through the chair i know that i've been advised in other state bodies that on items that i didn't participate in i should abstain on the minutes is that different here? >> it is actually, you, if you've read the minutes from the members were here and read the minutes you can vote if you feel more be comfortable you can abstain. >> thank you commissioner peskin would you like to take a revote commissioners can abstain if they were not at the meeting 0 seeing no changes the approval of the minutes pass mr. clerk. >> item 5 election of chair and vice chair this is an action item. >> commissioners at this time
we'll take nominations for the much desired chair of this committee do we have any nominations commissioner peskin. >> i rise to nominate commissioner kim on a couple of theories in her incarceration as a member of the board of supervisors treasure island is within her district and in as far as treasure island is a lot more but linked with a series of transportation initiatives it is also a housing project which for those of you who don't know or remember was originally approved in concept by the board of supervisors in 2006 on the summation it will have thirty percent affordable housing substantially those
numbers were revised downwards by actually significant percentage and in her role as a member of the board of supervisors supervisor kim has been working diligently to increase the percentage of affordable housing on treasure island which again is linked to the transportation seconds by ferry and by what you see on the front of the engaged report that will appear from our director ms. chang with that, i'd like to place commissioner kim in nomination as chair. >> there is a motion to nominate by commissioner peskin and seconded by commissioner farrell thank you so much for your nomination. >> at this time seeing no further comment take a roll call
vote. >> public comment. >> public comment. >> sorry yes take public comment one of the chair. >> thank you commissioner peskin we'll take public comment on the selection item seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. clerk. >> all right. the motion commissioner farrell commissioner fewer commissioner kim commissioner peskin commissioner ronen commissioner safai commissioner sheehy commissioner tang commissioner yee >> that item passes. >> colleagues thank you so much for your support on the chairship of this committee at this time we'll open up nomination for the vice chair of the next committee any nominations. >> please don't all jump up at
once. >> commissioner peskin. >> this is obviously a very sought after position laughter and in as far as nobody is offering themselves up in as far as commissioner low is my seatmate has generally agreed i hereby nominate commissioner yee to the vice chair. >> (laughter) thank you commissioner peskin thank you commissioner low. >> and there's a seconded by commissioner tang at this time open up for public comment on the election of the vice chair of the timma committee seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. clerk can we take this same house, same call? >> congratulations commissioner yee. >> i want to make sure it is echoed by the west side of treasure island. >> we want to make sure we
have quorum. >> all right. mr. clerk, call the next item. >> item 6 introduction of new items are there any new items for introduction here today seeing none, we open up for public comment on this item. >> seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. clerk the next item. >> item 7 general public comment. >> thank you. good morning andrew yip so solely by the spreading of true principle on the society than ever of the topaz e people know of love and kindness of good deeds to be sought through the tragedy of procedural e unusual population and the wise men of improvements of virtues one can easily follow
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principles thank you. >> thank you, mr. yip any other public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. clerk may we call the last item. >> item 8 adjournment. >> the meeting is adjourned. >> we'll start the transportation authority board meeting in a few >> here we are at the embarcadero. we are standing at one of locations for the street
artists. can you tell me about this particular location, the program? >> this location is very significant. this was the very first and only location granted by the board of supervisors for the street artist when the program began in 1972. how does a person become a street artist? there are two major tenants. you must make the work yourself and you must sell the work yourself. a street artist, the license, then submitting the work to a committee of artists. this committee actually watches them make the work in front of them so that we can verify that it is all their own work. >> what happened during the holiday to make this an exciting location? >> this would be a magic time of
year. you would probably see this place is jammed with street artists. as the no, there is a lottery held at 6 in the morning. that is how sought after the spaces are. you might get as many as 150 street artists to show up for 50 spaces. >> what other areas can a licensed street artist go to? >> they can go to the fisherman's wharf area. they can go in and around union square. we have space is now up in the castro, in fact. >> how many are there? >> we have about 420. >> are they here all year round? >> out of the 420, i know 150 to sell all year round. i mean like five-seven days a week. >> are they making their living of of this?
>> this is their sole source of income for many. >> how long have you been with this program. how much has it changed? >> i have been with the program since it began 37 and a half years ago but i have seen changes in the trend. fashion comes and goes. >> i think that you can still find plenty of titis perhaps. >> this is because the 60's is retro for a lot of people. i have seen that come back, yes. >> people still think of this city as the birth of that movement. great, thank you for talking about the background of the program. i'm excited to go shopping. >> i would like you to meet two
street artists. this is linda and jeremy. >> night said to me to print them -- nice to meet you. >> can you talk to me about a variety of products that use cell? >> we have these lovely constructed platters. we make these wonderful powder bowls. they can have a lot of color. >> york also using your license. -- you are also using your license. >> this means that i can register with the city. this makes sure that our family participated in making all of these. >> this comes by licensed artists.
the person selling it is the person that made it. there is nothing better than the people that made it. >> i would like you to meet michael johnson. he has been in the program for over 8 years. >> nice to me you. what inspired your photography? >> i am inspired everything that i see. the greatest thing about being a photographer is being able to show other people what i see. i have mostly worked in cuba and work that i shot here in san francisco. >> what is it about being a street artist that you particularly like? >> i liked it to the first day that i did it. i like talking to mentum people. talking about art or anything
that comes to our minds. there is more visibility than i would see in any store front. this would cost us relatively very little. >> i am so happy to meet you. i wish you all of the best. >> you are the wonderful artist that makes these color coding. >> nice to me to. >> i have been a street artist since 1976. >> how did you decide to be a street artist? >> i was working on union square. on lunch hours, i would be there visiting the artist. it was interesting, exciting, and i have a creative streak in me. it ranges from t-shirts,
jackets, hats. what is the day of the life of a street artist? >> they have their 2536 in the morning. by the end of the day, the last people to pack the vehicle probably get on their own at 7:30 at night. >> nice to me to condemn the -- nice to meet you. >> it was a pleasure to share this with you. i hope that the bay area will descend upon the plaza and go through these arts and crafts and by some holiday gifts. >> that would be amazing. thank you so much for the hard work that you do.
- >> 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 sf.com 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. >> 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. >> 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 /* /-