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gentlemen. are you guys excited? today is budget and finance committee. we have 11 amazing agenda items to dispense with and it's one of my favorite times of week when we come together and talk about budget and finance. congratulations to all of you that made it today. i want to thank my friends at
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sfgovtv. and look, ms. linda wong is back with us. thank you, linda, for coming back and not leaving us. i've got my colleague over here sandra fewer and catherine stefani. is it november 1? there we go. thursday. do we have any exciting announcements? >> please silence all cell phones, complete speakers cards and documents should be submitted to the clerk. items will appear on the november 13 supervisor's board. item number 1, resolution authorizing the controller to enter into the 11th amendment of a software license and support agreement with jobaps increasing the contract term by three years and increases to not exceed $3.1
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million. >> president cohen: she brought todd with her. ted represents the controller's office. this is a resolution to amend the contract with jobaps who currently run our city's job's board. the contract is from 2009 and this is the 10th amendment to the contract. we're going to be extending it for three years. ms. howard, welcome back, good to see you. the floor is yours. >> good morning, kate howard, department of human resources here to talk to you about item one which is extension to our contract with jobaps which is applicant tracking system with the city. it allows us to accept online applications for employment with
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the city and county of san francisco. i have todd who is going to talk to you about the numbers and then i'm going to talk to you about where we're going with applicant tracking. >> good morning. >> president cohen: good morning. >> nice to be back. a couple of key items, it is three years. another extension, but also important to call out and report that a zero dollar cost increase, keeping those costs flat over the next three years. that was really a testament to the negotiations. and the market. so i want to do a special callout. there is a lot of detail in the analyst report. i thank you, severin, but thank you to keith miller who helped negotiate these and keep the costs low. thank you for that. >> president cohen: just a quick question. this is an extension to modernize the app? is that my understanding?
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correct? >> so this is extension to keep the existing plumbing working and then the important work that kate and the rest of the h.r. team is going above and beyond to see where do we want to be over the next 4-5 years? >> president cohen: are you considering a new contract being put together? putting a bid out? >> that's correct. so d.h.r. is working on the hiring modernization project and the first is upgrading the applicant system. jobaps is the current vendor we use. as we go to bid and do the procurement, we have to make sure the existing contract stays in place and we have the ability to accept applications for employment online. >> president cohen: good morning, severin.
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>> severin campbell from the budget analyst office. this contract is subject to board of supervisors approval because it's under the $10 million threshold. the board previously approved an amendment that extended it for 12 years. this would extend it for another three years, so 15-year contract. as ms. howard was saying, they're reviewing the system and planning to go to rsp for a new vendor. there probably would be an overlap in 2018-21 while they shift to a new vendor. the contract increase is $937,000 which we show on table 2, page 4 of the report, for a contracted amount of a little over $3 million and we recognize approval.
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>> president cohen: i appreciate that. >> supervisor fewer: i just wanted to know, have we done any evaluation around the performance of jobaps in reaching our goals for diverse workforce and outreach for folks? i didn't see any data included, so what is the impact since we've had this contract for a while? >> thank you for the question. supervisor fewer, so we are able to track through the system information about the diversity of candidates who are applying to our jobs in the city. and could certainly provide you a report on that. one of the things -- one of the types of functions we're interested in seeing in the new procurement going forward is inclusion of the identification work we have done, so that applications can be deidentified
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within the system. technology that supports promotion of a greater diversity of the applicant pool with better interfaces into other online job boards. and those are things that jobaps may have some of, but not all of. so those are pieces around diversity and inclusion we're looking to incorporate in the functionality of the next system we procure. >> supervisor fewer: you currently have data? because i received information from your department, just around disparity concerning race. and concern from the process. it seems as that jobaps was the process for the beginning. so did you work closely with jobaps to design an application that actually meets some of our goals around racial diversity?
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>> we have. and i'll speak to it. if you have more questions, i'll ask bill miles on our team who works closely with them to speak more about it. as you know, one of the big initiatives that dhr has undertaken this last year and a half is a process where we can de-identify applicants' information to reduce implicit bias. as hiring managers, screening candidates and bringing people in for an interview. we worked closely with jobaps to customize and configure that system to allow us to provide de-identified applications so they'll no longer have access about a candidate's race, schools attended or address. that is work they did with us to meet that need around diversity, inclusion and de-identification.
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>> supervisor fewer: i think what i'm asking is, do we get feedback or keep any data on feedback from applicants on ease of using this application and whether or not the wording that they use, the language, the verbiage, whether or not that is conducive actually to increasing more, i guess, participation from different racial and ethnic groups? and did we get any feedback? what is that feedback? have we shared this feedback with jobaps? and have they modified or has there been no modifications? not about what future you're looking at, because i believe in the future that you are looking at this. i'm just questioning about this contract and extension of this contract under looking at whether or not the application
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process itself is friendly and also ease of use and also to people where english may not be their first language? >> we have worked closely with jobaps on the customization that i described. in addition, we've been working to modify the minimum qualifications and the language that we use in our -- in the job descriptions to be less technical and more clear about what the job duties are, what the types of minimum qualifications are, so that it is more straight forward for people who want to apply for city jobs. and jobaps has worked closely with on that. they're supportive of the work. we still three there is more we can do. >> supervisor fewer: i guess the answer to my question, you've worked with them, they've made modifications upon our recommendations, is that
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correct? >> that's right. >> supervisor fewer: thank you very much. >> president cohen: thank you. any other questions for this item? seeing none, what we can do is go to public comment. thank you, ms. howard, for our presentation. any member of the public that would like to comment on item 1, come on down. seeing none, public comment is closed. got to get my gavel on the right side. public comment is closed. all right. i'll make a motion to approve and send to the full board with a positive recommendation. looks like we can take that without objection. item 2. >> hearing to consider the release of the reserved funds to the air important commission placed on reserve in amount of $2.3 billion to continue funding of san francisco international airport capital improvement plan projects. >> president cohen: thank you. this is a hearing to release
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reserve funds for the capital improvement plan. kathy widener, are you here? >> i'm here. good morning. san francisco international airport. in may of 2017, the board of supervisors approved an ordinance appropriating $4.8 billion for the sale of revenue bonds and commercial paper. this was in support of the implementation of the capital improvement plan. of this amount, $2.7 billion was placed on board reserves. since that time, sfo has spent more than $1.3 billion implementing our capital improvement plan. construction has ramped up over the past six months as key project milestones have been met. the release of reserves will enable sfo to continue to make progress on projects designed to address passenger traffic growth and meet demand-driven terminal
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gate needs. capital plan projects to be funded by the release of these reserves consists of terminal improvements, including terminal one reconstruction and the terminal 3 redevelopment, ground site improvement, such as the airtrain extension and roadway repairs. improvement to runways and taxiways. airport services improvement in technology and security. and upgrades to the waste water treatment plant. at this point the airport is requesting that the $2.7 billion on board reserve be released. the budget analyst office has reviewed this request and has recommended approval. i'm joined by kevin cohen and together we can answer questions you might have. >> president cohen: thank you. i do have a couple of questions.
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i'm assuming these dollars will go to improvement like the fire system upgrade? >> correct. and what specific improvements will go to the international terminal? >> i am going to invite kevin cohen the airport finance director. he can answer questions about that. >> good morning, chair cohen, kevin cohen from the airport. on the international terminals going through a refresh, the building was opened in the 2000s, so we're 18 years old now. so the improvement we're doing -- >> president cohen: it's a shame that 18-year-old need ago refresh. can you imagine an 18-year-old version of yourself needing a refresh? my god. >> we've increased the customer experience to new furniture, outlets for plug-in for smart
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devices. upgrading the concessions. expanding the duty-free offerings to generate more revenue which results in the annual service payment increase to the city. >> president cohen: i like that part. >> addition of bathrooms including gender neutral. expanding areas of that. also in the long-term, an expansion of the check points on the a side and the g side to facilitate better passenger flow. >> president cohen: i understand that zero dollars will be spent toward the airport hotel? >> that is not correct. the airport has sold general airport revenue bonds to finance the hotel, so the city and county of san francisco is the owner of the hotel. hyatt, or the brand grand hyatt will be brought in as operator.
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>> we rfp'ed that out? >> that's correct. over the years as the hotel makes money that is subject to the annual service payment for the city as well. >> president cohen: when will the construction be complete for the hotel? >> not only complete, but the hotel will open in july of 19. so right around the corner. >> president cohen: any questions? thank you, we're going to hear from the budget legislative analyst and hear her thoughts on this item. >> the board previously in may of 2017 appropriated $4.8 billion in airport revenue bonds for airport projects. they placed -- the board placed $2.7 billion on reserve. of the $4.8 billion that was
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appropriated, the airport sold $1.4 billion in bonds and plan to sell additional bonds in january of 2019. so the request to are this release of -- for this release of reserves is prior to the next sale of bonds. in terms of the total appropriation, it's $7.3 billion that has been appropriated for airport projects. we summarized that all on page 8, that 7.3 billion dollars includes the $2.7 billion. if i'm not mistaken, in terms of the question about the hotel, this appropriation does not include the airport hotel. that is a separate set of monies, but we recommend approval. >> president cohen: appreciate the recommendation. colleagues, any questions? nope, ok. we're going to public comment. commenting on item 2. seeing none, public comment is closed. i'll make a motion to send to the full board with a positive
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recommendatio recommendation. >> item number 3, resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds for multifamily rental housing project known as 1950. item number 4, resolution approving and authorizing a long term ground lease with 1950 mission housing for a term of 75 years with one 24-year option to extend and annual base rent of $15,000 in order to construct 100% affordable, 155-unit housing development plus two staff units for low-income persons. >> president cohen: the one thing that is interesting about these two items, in particular, i think is item 4. that navigation center is expected to vacate tomorrow. >> that's correct. and actually the navigation center has closed as of
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yesterday. so the site has been vacated and we're excited to get ready to start construction in december. >> president cohen: well, all right. why don't you present to us on the items and start from the beginning. >> thank you, chair cohen. housing and community development. item number 3 before you is a bond issuance resolution for 1950 mission street. we presented a few weeks ago when we came here to ask for authorization to apply for state funding for the housing and transportation related improvements. we're back here today for the affordable housing project. it will consist of 155 units with 40 serving homeless families. they will be serving households of 60% of the area. the housing is built in partnership with bridge housing and mission housing. bridge housing will be managing the affordable housing
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component. and mission housing will be managing the commercial and community serving spaces that include a childcare centre, art studio, gallery and a bicycle repair shop and cafe. this will authorize our office to execute $60 million in multifamily revenue note to finance the project. the proposed issuance will be conduit financing and will not require the city to pledge any of its funds for repayment of the bond. item number 4 is the ground lease for the same project. it's 75 years with the option to extend for 24 years. and the base rent is $15,000. 1950 mission was previously owned by the school district and then had been -- the land had been transferred to the city in 2014. when the land was vacant, while our office was working to secure an affordable housing developer, the department had been
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operating a navigation center on the site. as of yesterday, the navigation center has vacated the side and we're excited to start construction of the affordable housing later in december. so i'm joined by my colleague cindy from the mayor's housing and department of real estate. and bridge housing if the committee has questions. >> president cohen: i have a couple of questions about the affordable housing. what are the ami levels for the project? >> if i can ask the project manager to answer that question. >> president cohen: thank you. >> good morning, supervisors, so the ami level for the homeless units are at or below 30% ami. some are at 40%. and then a few units are at 60% ami. >> president cohen: this is truly affordable?
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>> it's truly affordable. there is nothing in the property that is over 60% of the city's ami. >> president cohen: fantastic. you answered my question. >> supervisor fewer: i don't have a question, but i'd like to make a comment. i am just over the moon we're doing this. i was on the school board when this -- when i was assigned to the buildings and grounds committee, which is a committee i'd never been assigned before. the first piece of paper in front of me was a proposal for rfp for 130 market rate condos. i saw it, i freaked out quite frankly. i have a strong belief that public land should be in the hands of public use. and so, i gathered a whole bunch of housing advocates together and we just said, this is a clean site. a school has been on it. it's on a transit corridor.
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many of our families are being displaced. this is exactly the site that should be 100% affordable housing. the majority of the board at that time was not in favor of it, so with advocates, we turned it all around and actually now, so thrilled, 157 below-market rate units, completely affordable units, for families in san francisco to stay here. not solving the big problem, but helping it a little bit along. and so i think it's only appropriate at this time that i really thank the advocates for working with me to turn this around. this could have been, this site could have been 130 market rate condos for sale. instead, now it is completely 100% affordable. 157 units. building for families. i want to commend you and also
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the city and county of san francisco for doing that deal and the school district for doing that deal. and this was surplus property and i think this is an example of what can be done, i think,en these types of -- on these types of properties that san francisco unified district, in fact i have one in my district i'm looking at. i want to say thank you to everyone and the advocates fighting the good fight and coming out and saying no, public land should be for public good. thank you. >> president cohen: thank you. i'll pivot to the budget analyst to hear thoughts on item 4. >> we reported specifically on the ground lease between the mayor's office of housing and the two nonprofit. the mission development and bridge housing. this is terms of this lease is comparable to other leases that the board has approved for affordable housing development. it would go up to 99 years.
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base rent established $15,000 per year, which stays constant through the term. there would be a component for residual rent up to 10% of the appraised value or 1.3 million per year. however, that would be dependent on this project generating surplus revenues, but we recommend approval. coh>> president cohen:. thank you i have a question. this is a lease for 99 years. what happens in the 100th year? what happens to the housing? what happens to the contract? >> i believe we've not actually gotten to the 100th year point for any of our projects, but we would consider an extension and i'll ask -- is that right, cindy? yes, we would consider an extension, but we have not gotten to that point. >> president cohen: would it be 50-year, 100-year? >> i think we'll have permanent
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affordability in mine, so a long-term lease in order to remain the affordability restrictions for the project. cindy, anything to add? >> no, perfect. >> president cohen: i appreciate that. any members of the public? seeing none, public comment is closed. make a motion to approve and send to the full board with a positive recommendation. we can take that without objection. thank you. please, item 5. >> item 5 resolution approving contract amendment for uncompensated reimbursement recovery services between health advocates and department of public health in amount of $18 million for january 1, 2014 through december 31, 2021. >> president cohen: department of public health, i have a couple of questions. has to do with why things are being brought to us. why are there so many
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retroactive requests? but we'll start with the overall presentation on item 5. >> the resolution requests retroactive approval for the reimbursement recovery services contract between dph and health advocates, extending four years. and not to exceed by $11.7 million from $6.3 million. the department of public health uses these contract to assist with the medi-cal. >> president cohen: did you identify yourself? >> i'm mario, for the contract offices. services include application, billing medi-cal for services. representing patients during medi-cal appeals.
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services are performed on site and off site. the reason for the retroactiveness of this contract has to deal with the lengthsy negotiations between the city attorney and health advocates due to state mandated changes in medi-cal reimbursement rates that resulted in several months of delays. the contractor has continued to provide services. good faith basis. they are awaiting payment, so we request your approval of the resolution. i also have folks if there are questions related to the funds? >> president cohen: how does an uncompensated and unapproved contract make its way through the budget process? i don't know if that's a question you'll be able to answer. >> i don't.
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but i can follow up and find an answer for you. i don't know the answer to that. >> president cohen: has the department of public health received any other services they haven't paid for yet? >> not to my knowledge. >> president cohen: so, maybe you can reiterate again. i'm not sure i heard you correctly. why do we keep getting retroactive contracts from department of public health? >> in the last two meetings, we've brought retroactive contracts that we refer to as interim contracts that were solicited under a sole source basis for which we were -- we needed to create new contracts and during the sole source
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period, we were waiting for city approval and negotiations with oca as well to be able to create the mechanism by which the new contracts would be created. so we're bringing contracts to you retroactive to july, which is what you've seen recently, and we have a handful, a few more, and we will not have any additional retroactive contracts after a handful. and that is being addressed by both making sure the contract terms align with the existing solicitation that was originally to extend those contracts and begin new solicitations follow to the end of the terms. >> president cohen: i'm not sure i understood your answer. why do we keep getting retroactive contracts from
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department of public health? and you said because many of them are sole source contracts at some time and therefore not syncing up with the normal time line. >> that's correct, yes. >> president cohen: and so these sole source contracts, you know we at the city like to have a competitive process and i believe it's generally frowned upon to have sole source contracts. i'm making an assumption here, please correct me if i'm wrong, when these sole source contracts were issued, they were from a while ago? >> that's correct. the contracts from one year to five-year, the average term is about two years. and, yes, they were between 2016 to 2017 with short-term sole source contract. bridging from a prior solicitation period to the new
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solicitation period. >> so they were almost like a bridge of funds? >> correct. >> president cohen: at what point do we go for competitive bid? if they're sole source, does that mean they're automatically guaranteed? >> the retroactive contracts we're bringing to you for which you approved in the last few meetings, have existing solicitation they were under the solicitation for the majority of these will not end until 2021-23, so we will not bring these contracts to you again, at which time there will be new solicitation. they will be under the solicitation process. which is our standard way of doing business with contractors. >> president cohen: i'm going to pivot to the mayor's office. could you explain to me or the reason why we have so many retroactive contracts from the department of public health? how is your budgeting process? you're working with the
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department on an annual basis. i'm just unclear how this comes together. and like the presenter said, there are many retroactive contracts that we've been asked to approve and we have, and i'm just trying to understand how this is coming about. >> thank you for the question, president cohen. mayor's budget office. as you were calling the budget process, we budget at a high level. we budget for services and contracts. we don't budget at a contractual level, so the actual operations of the rfp and the contract negotiations would be a question for the department of public health. >> president cohen: don't we have a city policy to steer away from sole source contracts and always look for competitive bids? >> i can't speak to that. i don't know if someone from the -- >> president cohen: i'm sure vin could speak to that.
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he's a former budget director from a long time ago. >> good morning. ben, controller. the city does have a general policy to try to steer away from sole source contract and use competitive bid processes, but there are circumstances where the single provider can provide a service can and that's why the board of supervisors has permitted sole sources with the right approvals from agencies. >> president cohen: thank you for that clarification. any questions? we can go to the budget legislative analyst report. >> this contract is retroactive to january of 2019.
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the original contract was selected through rfp process for four years with the option to extend up to ten years. this is a 4-year extension of the contract. the contract increases amount by 11.7 million from 6.3 to $18 million which described on page 17 of the report. that increases actually $4 million more than the amount of the contract over the prior four-year period. we did look at that in the basis of that increase. some of it has to do with the contractor is paid a fixed fee for each medi-cal claim or appeal. and that fee increases by 3% per year under the prior contract and under the new contract. there also are additional services for medi-cal applications and claims for emergency department clients. there is an expectation that the contract will generate revenues.
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the estimate over the next four years is about $29 million in net medi-cal revenues from the contract. and we recommend approval. >> president cohen: thank you. public comment on items 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion? i'll make a motion to approve and send to the full board with a positive recommendation. without objection. thank you. item 6. >> item 6, ordinance amending ordinance number 171-00 which set aside real property in the margaret hayward playground for the combined emergency communications center at 1011 turk street. >> president cohen: before we get to the rec and park presentation, i'd like to recognize supervisor brown's office.
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welcome. >> thank you, president cohen, thank you supervisor stefani and fewer. i'm a legislative aide for supervisor vallie brown and on behalf of supervisor brown, we speak in support of this amendment. we worked collaboratively on this amendment. and we want to point out the fact that this amendment would directly make sure this contribution, which is triggered by this land transfer, both directly to the western and the fillmore community. to ensure recreational equity. we would sincerely support -- we would sincerely appreciate your support of the amendment. >> president cohen: great. let's hear the presentation. sarah madeleine.
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welcome back. >> thank you, supervisors. in 1999, the department of emergency management building, which you probably have all been to, hopefully just an exercise, was situated on margaret hayward playground. i'm going to take you through the visuals which explains what the legislation before you does. the first slide here shows you the current site plan. and where the dem building is, it's the gray area on turk street. the original project and the siting of that building on this park was made possible by legislation that passed through the board of supervisors. before you today is an amendment to the legislation which does a variety of things. it enables us, the recreation and park department to renovate the margaret hayward playground. margaret hayward was a bond project named in the 2012 clean and safe park fund. it's the largest single project in that bond. and we hope to renovate that
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park to unify the site. it's very chopped up right now. there is a variety of buildings on it. and obviously, upgrade the facilities, including the playing fields, multiuse court and the playground. that's the slide you see here. slide 2. currently, the legislation that i referred to that enabled the building to be built there set property lines here that you see delineated in yellow. they are close up around the dem building and then to the east of the building, there is the shaded yellow area which is currently dem property. the first phase of the legislation proposes to return that shaded yellow area to park use. and then expand a buffer around the dem project. the dem building, excuse me. which with you see here in -- which you see her in the second slide. that building was built before
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9/11. this is to accommodate a requirement by the department of homeland security to have a buffer around buildings such as these. as you see, in this slide, the black box shows the property lines that would be adjusted in what is phase one of this legislation. and what is really great about this from the park perspective, it allows us to create an entrance to the park in that area that was formerly dem property and unify it. it's a pretty significant slope. to incorporate that into the playground and unify the site. where the legislation gets a little more complicated, it contemplates a possible phase 2. it does not require it, but it contemplates expansion of the dem building. mary ellen is here and can
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explain the need for that in a moment. but what this legislation does, if dem gets the approval and funding, it allows them to expand onto those two tennis courts you see that are covered in the blue property line. it also would require them, if and when that expansion goes forward, to compensate the recreation park department to the tune of $4 million, which you see in the amendment before you. so that we can work to replace that recreational asset within the western edition. and last slide i have for you, a rendering of what the new park will look like. with lots of happy people enjoying it. before mary ellen carole comes up, i want to briefly explain the amendments that you were provided. they do three things. they make a small adjustment to the property lines. our calculations were off by 7
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square feet in the original. they up the amount that dem would pay the department if they do expand onto the tennis courts from $3 million to $4 million. that is an adjustment for how much it costs to build tennis courts now as opposed to what it costs when we originally wrote the legislation. and then the third piece, as referenced, is to keep that money in the western addition to improve recreational assets there. >> president cohen: when was the original legislation written? >> that's a good question. i want to say about two years ago. >> president cohen: ok, so it's not that far off. i would imagine costs have escalated since the original proposal? >> correct. and i think mary ellen is going to tell you about the planned expansion. >> president cohen: great. >> good morning, i'm the
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executive director of the department of emergency management. the department of emergency management understands open space is critical to the healthy, safety and livability of the city of san francisco and this is why we've worked with rec and park and support this plan to increase the overall amount of open space at margaret hayward playground. we are committed to working with the mayor's office and supervisor brown's office to find -- and rec park to find an appropriate location within the community for the tennis courts, should this project move forward. as noted, we have also agreed to provide $4 million plus interest for the development of those new courts. should we move forward. so we know that as sarah explained this project, the rec park project will really expand and improve the area around the
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eoc or 1011 turk street. and our project, should it move forward, will greatly enhance san francisco's ability to respond to emergencies. if you have any questions about our expansion or the project, i'm happy to answer them at this time. >> president cohen: i know you're just recently inherited this project. one point, i want to go on record to talk about and you can feel free or sarah, you can feel free to chime in. i think probably, sarah, you're probably the most senior as even supervisor brown's office inherited this one. but the dem building expansion, it's in the 10-year capital plan, but it hasn't been approved by the board of supervisors. is that right? >> correct. my understanding is that the expansion is slated to be part of the 2020 easter bond, which
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is in the capital plan that was approved i guess two years ago by the board of supervisors. the reason we're bringing this legislation to you is that when we began our planning process and community outreach and engagement for the margaret hayward process, because of our participation in the capital planning committee, we were aware that dem was planning their expansion as well and figured it would be smart planning to work together to figure out how those projects could interact, would interact and plan for them jointly. that is why we brought this legislation at this time. because we're ready to move forward, their project is on a slightly different time line, but we've been in close communication through the whole thing. but yes, the legislation does not require this to happen. it enables it to happen if it is the policy direction of the city
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to expand dem and fund that project. >> president cohen: what do you plan to do with the expansion? >> the primary -- so the expansion will create a new emergency operation center. and that is required because our 911 center, we're in a shared space, 911 center and the eoc are at 1011 turk. emergency operation center. that's where the city comes together to coordinate emergencies. we're activated every day at a low level and for the last year, we've been located for the operation center. our 911 services have slowly but surely been eating all of the space within the building. this is due to increased call. we've had 43% increased calls since 2011.
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we have requirements, new technology requirements that require expanded space for each dispatcher and in addition, we do our own training, which has to take place on site, because we train six-week classroom, but most of the training is on the floor. in order to accommodate the 911 expansion, we really need to find a new space for the eoc. our current space ace little less than half of what is recommended from the department of homeland security for the minimal amount of space that a city such as ours would need to respond to emergencies. >> president cohen: i wanted to talk about the community outreach for this project. what has it been around for the
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tennis court removal? ool , >> community outreach for this project began on march 3, 2016 and extended through spring, i believe it was march 17 of 2017. where we engaged stakeholders in conversation around what they'd like to see at the park. what features they want to see renovated, what features they use. and as part of that, was conversation around this possible dem expansion. >> president cohen: have there been community engagement meetings? >> yes, three. >> president cohen: how frequent have the three meetings happened? i'm concerned with the community outreach. >> so during all of those, the site plan obviously contemplates this possible expansion. it was discussed.
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we, frankly, did not get a lot of pushback about the possible loss of the tennis court. i think in part because we have done so much throughout the system to improve tennis. we've resurfaced about 50% of our courts. and we are also working on the golden gate park tennis center project which came before you, which expands access to those courts by improving the courts and adding lights. so i think the general feeling that we have engaged with or felt from the tennis community, is that obviously, a lost recreational asset is not a favorite thing. >> president cohen: has there been pushback around the removal of the tennis court? >> there has been some concern, but -- about if we would be able to relocate them, where it would go and the lost asset, but not significantly and i attribute that to the work we've done in
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tennis throughout the city. >> president cohen: when will the land swap happen? what year? >> the phase one of the land swap, which is the first buffer shifting that piece east of the building back to the park, effective when the ordinance is signed. and then the second would be there, are series of conditions in the ordinance that say when environmental review is completed for the expansion project, when the project is funded and it's fully entitled that. that would trigger the second face, which is the adjustment and the payment. >> president cohen: speaking of payment, has there been land valuation conducted? >> no, the $4 million is the cost to us to rebuild the courts. it is not actually the cost to purchase the land. >> president c:


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