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teams that have done a good job, but you talk about the reform. it's nothing if no one is there to implement. if there is no one that believes with you. this is a chief that brought down officer involved shootings, our homicide level and keeping it low. thank you to the department of police accountability. it was a figment of my imagination that manifested. to his staff and to the police commissioners that i put my heart and soul in. i was adjunct member of the rules committee. you're welcome, asha. you are welcome. and i hope you paid attention on how to ask questions. we have a lot of lawyers on this body, but sometimes we have to pull back and get to the nitty gritty to get to the crux of what we're trying to solve here. if we want to keep reform in the front of mind, we have to have people in all stations and
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levels. i want to recognize our sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, making sure everything is safe. i always joke, if something goes down, come get me first. but we celebrated 40 years of harvey milk. we celebrated the memory dan white and muss coney. and i want to say those safety concerns that were prevalent 40 years ago i think are more relevant today. and we need to do a better job protect the safety of this building and the people that are coming here. whether they're coming to get married or testify. we need to step up when it comes to the safety of our building, i hope sheriff hennessey is listening. i'll be writing you a letter, but i want to highlight this is the beautiful building and make
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sure it is with standing any future, god forbid, attacks. i want to call out a couple of department heads i've worked with closely for the last eight years. the planning department. i think supervisor kim and i have shouldered a lot when it comes to the growth and development of san francisco between district 5 and 6 and 10. we rival on who has the most. and i'm proud of what we have done. i think we have set a new standard. we can still talk about and debate the parking minimums later for another day, but for the most part, we've done a fantastic job. i want to uplift john ram and the planning commission and the staff that come in here and defend their positions. and i want to recognize ed riskin, who i love to spar with. he is so much fun. he is the quintessential balance
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of heart and policy. i mean, he believes with his heart of hearts we're transit first city and i believe we have more work that needs to be done in that area, but we agree to work together to implement policies that are fair across the entire city. so, ed riskin, it's a pleasure to serve with you. marie, so many people at dcyf. phil ginsburg, i love to get into a fight with that man, because he is good. i want him to have my back. and it's also interesting when edisagree, you remember the video, that phil and i, he was trying to get a vote, i was like, no. go back, it's very funny. but, phil, i want you to know you and your team has done a phenomenal job with parks and open space. supervisor kim's district has the least amount and my district
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was a close second. we're correcting that. public works, thank you. mohamm mohammed and his team have kept the city working 24-7. and i am grateful for his vision, his tenacity and most importantly his unparalleled commitment to making sure that every corner of this city is clean. and that is one department head that you can send a picture, take it to him and give him an intersection and you know his team will be deployed. and within the hour, the mess will be cleaned up. supervisor peskin mentioned the importance of staff. i have to take time to acknowledge an incredible staff. meagan, john, andre, yoyo,
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brittney. sophia and last but not list iowena. you ladies and mellouli have been incredible. and john. you guys have been incredible. you have propped me up. you have given me talking points. and you've given me talking point i have not read. i want to say thank you. you have made working in this building fun. and sometimes you've made it painful, too, but i have loved every minute of it. we have accomplished so much. the legislation, like, we really left our fingerprints on san francisco. i get accolades for it. of course i take the heat for it, too, but the work, the work is done by the folks that stand with me not behind me, not in front of me. but they're standing with me. you know it's real love when you take a hit and your team is mad.
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ready to throw down. i had to call them off on you, supervisor kim. they were ready to come for you after basin. i want to warn you. they were ready to come for you. mandelman, you, too. you threw a surprise punch in there, too, that caught us off guard. but i love it. because here we are, we can joke and laugh. to my staff, i want to say thank you. my staff had a tremendous hand in selecting and uplifting the future. i consider my future the interns and the volunteers that have been there, woo, steve, darlene, kimberley, ava, howard. you know h.j. he is special. and francis. that's the roster that is on the list now. there is a whole host of folks that have served with me, taken pictures and posted and signed -- been in charge of
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sign-in sheets and coats and have been in charge of getting the pizza and moving and driving and they never complain. and i remind them, that this is how it starts. and i like to remind a quote from one of my artists drake, we started from the bottom. you must start from the bottom. you must start from the bottom in order to know where you're going at the top. it's very true, very, very valuable lesson you get by getting someone lunch. i can attest for that. this is how i started. supervisor ronen, i can see your brow. you get to know someone when you're serving them. it's the most humble place to learn about work. public service is about service, whether it's in public or in private. these are values that i try to instill in my incredible team. i have a whole list of of
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mentors. i've been working on my remarks for a year. fyi. but we've got major legislative accomplishments. the first one i introduced within my first week of being a supervisor, meagan hamilton brought it to me and it's crisis pregnancy center. who would have thought this humble piece of legislation would make it all the way to the supreme court. we can thank donald trump for throwing it out, but it is important there is truth and advocacy and advertising when it comes to crisis pregnancy centers. i want to acknowledge a little bit of a list. money, bail reform, cannabis equity program. we talked about the cannabis tax. we talked about the soda tax. ban the box. pier 70 shipyard accountability. i'm depending on you that are remaining to hold the navy accountable. do not let them off the hook,
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sandy. i know you got my back on that. do not let the navy off the hook, shuck and jive and confuse you with fancy words. the bottom line, we're not taking an ounce, we're not taking an acre until that soil is clean. and it's their responsibility. i want to recognize again police reform, data collection, we've opened many grocery stores. we're going to continue to open more. until we get it right. the dignity fund. norman? high five to us. we did it. we did it. and we didn't do it by ourselves. mayor lee was right there with us negotiating and to all the colleagues that support that, forgetting katy and aaron who have we don't support satisfied, but to everyone else, thank you. the seniors, thank you. it's funny, those that don't support get a double bite of the apple. the city benefits from it, but you maintain your own policy
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integrity. i love how you work that out. i want to say we worked on banning the sale of large capacity magazines. supervisor stefani, i know that will be near and dear to your heart. we did it together. municipal bank task force. who is going to take the leadership of that? i'm passing it on. all right, it's going to take a double team, supervisor fewer, but you're going to have to be mindful and again, hold people accountable. the gbd creating the first green benefit district. i think in the state. i want to say thank you to andrea and creating the baby cfc, that was created once the agency was dissolved back in 2012 and that was an initiative that dan, one of my good friends in the bayview brought forward. i want to end on a couple of things. i'm really excited about the future. i'm excited about the businesses
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that are opening up along the third street corridor from dog patch to the bayview community. i'm excited about the development that is happening in vicitation valley. finally, we need to keep that moving. and most importantly, i'm grateful for and thankful for the 2.5 million people that voted for me. can i just say, thank you. thank you very much for leaving in me and allowing me the opportunity to continue to serve. not just san francisco, but now 23 counties of the 58 counties in the state of california. i have advice for you all. first of all, be fearless. you must -- you must dance as if no one is watching. you're not going to make any change if you think about what the implications are going to be if you think about will you have the votes -- although that's important, but you must be courageous in everything you do.
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and it's important to not become complacent and lazy. do not become complacent and lazy. one of the mantras i picked up from one of my trainers, he says if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. and i firmly believe that. if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. whether you're doing 50 squats a day, or you're doing a plank challenge, if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. we must continue to challenge ourselves to be all that we can be. live up to the dream of what san francisco really is. progressive, thoughtful, inclusive city. we can't leave anyone behind. raphael, always remember to speak in the mic. you have a tendency to speak like this and wanes off, i want
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to hear every word. speak into the mic. and valley and catherine, i want you to find your light and stand in it. okay? and the physical and the meta physical. physically, lighting is important. you want to look good in each and every one of them. but you also want to find your light as you find our voice on this board, so you can continue to be a light to inspire women to serve. supervisor ronen, please continue to take my calls -- this goes for all of you. pp continue to take my calls and accept my feedback even if it's unsolicited. please respond to my text messages. and always to, supervisor safai -- i have a joke about supervisor safai. safai will come in, he likes
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what i call foreplay. he will come in, he will talk to you, he will smooth with you, ask your parents, how is your weekend, how is your workout? i'm like what do you want? what are your amendments? so maybe i'm slam, bam, thank you, but safai will come in and he will be kind [laughter]. we can laugh about it now. but i'm giving you a key to knowing who safai is. and the longer foreplay is, the more he wants. so remember that. and supervisor, i want to -- here's my advice for you, less is more, supervisor. less is more, supervisor. and supervisor, i think i got everybody. peskin, here's something for you. always find ways to socialize. even when you don't like a
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person. now this is a veteran move i've learned from him. and he is like a butterfly. he floats and then sometimes he'll sting you like a bee, but that's only tuesday at 2:00 he'll sting you. but you know what, i got to tell you, i learned a tremendous amount from you, supervisor peskin. you have anchored this body and we're going to be looking to your leadership to continue to anchor us as we pivot into, i'd say, unchartered territory. when you think about things that are circling in the federal government and that federal sphere. when you think about things that happening in congress and the state level. we're in a new era. we're going to have new board members. i want you to find a way to celebrate and toast everyone. colleagues, i think that i've touched on everyone and to my two ladies, i'm so glad we've been able to get in formation
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together. supervisor kim, it's been wonderful. i remember when i was first elected, warren and i were just dating. we had dinner, dropped you off. we had a very good time. we had lunch a couple of weeks ago and it was refreshing. it taught me an important lesson and that is the importance to break bread and remember your friends. and to remember that ultimately, it is our goal to serve all of san francisco. and we should not get caught up in the small-minded squabbles. and it's important to remember this as we transition, because you all have new members to teach. so in my parting words, all the work that is done in committee. do not bring anything to the full board until it isfully vetted and the work is done. with that, i want to say thank
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you for allowing me 27 minutes to share some of my wisdom and experience. and most importantly, my love. my love for all of you and love for serving san francisco and thank sfgovtv for always making me look good. thank you, sfgovtv, you're been fantastic. thank you, sfgovtv. always look for the red light. [laughter] you guys have been stellar in committee. when i was at the retirement board. you always knew how to find the best malia. i appreciate it. folks, that's it for me. i'm done. madame clerk, any other business? >> we need to approve items 68, 69 and 70. >> president cohen: all right. we need to approve 68, 69 and 70? do we have open motion? same house, same call.
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without objection? without objection, unanimous. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the late miss carole schult. >> president cohen: thank you. well, that brings us to the end of our agenda. seeing there is no further business before us, thank you, we are adjourned. [applause]
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[♪] >> i am the supervisor of district one. i am sandra lee fewer.
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[♪] >> i moved to the richmond district in 1950 mine. i was two years old. i moved from chinatown and we were one of the first asian families to move out here. [♪] >> when my mother decided to buy that house, nobody knew where it was. it seems so far away. for a long time, we were the only chinese family there but we started to see the areas of growth to serve a larger chinese population. the stress was storage of the birthplace of that. my father would have to go to chinatown for dim sum and i remember one day he came home and said, there is one here now. it just started to grow very organically. it is the same thing with the russian population, which is another very large ethnic group in the richmond district. as russia started to move in, we saw more russian stores.
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so parts of the richmond is very concentrated with the russian community and immigrant russian community, and also a chinese immigrant community. [♪] >> i think as living here in the richmond, we really appreciate the fact that we are surrounded three natural barriers. they are beautiful barriers. the presidio which gives us so many trails to walk through, ocean beach, for families to just go to the beach and be in the pacific ocean. we also also have a national park service. we boarded the golden gate national recreation area so there is a lot of activity to do in the summer time you see people with bonfires. but really families enjoying the beach and the pacific ocean during the rest of the time of year. [♪]
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>> and golden gate park where we have so many of our treasures here. we have the tea garden, the museum and the academy of sciences. not to mention the wonderful playgrounds that we have here in richmond. this is why i say the richmond is a great place for families. the theatre is a treasure in our neighborhood. it has been around for a very long time. is one of our two neighborhood theatres that we have here. i moved here when i was 1959 when i was two years old. we would always go here. i love these neighborhood theatres. it is one of the places that has not only a landmark in the richmond district, but also in san francisco. small theatres showing one or two films. a unique -- they are unique also to the neighborhood and san francisco.
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>> where we are today is the heart of the richmond district. with what is unique is that it is also small businesses. there is a different retail here it is mom and pop opening up businesses. and providing for the neighborhood. this is what we love about the streets. the cora door starts on clement street and goes all the way down to the end of clement where you will see small businesses even towards 32nd. at the core of it is right here between here and 20 -- tenth avenue. when we see this variety of stores offered here, it is very unique then of the -- any other part of san francisco. there is traditional irish music which you don't get hardly anywhere in san francisco. some places have this long legacy of serving ice cream and being a hangout for families to have a sunday afternoon ice cream. and then also, we see grocery stores.
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and also these restaurants that are just new here, but also thriving. [♪] >> we are seeing restaurants being switched over by hand, new owners, but what we are seeing is a vibrancy of clement street still being recaptured within new businesses that are coming in. that is a really great thing to see. i don't know when i started to shop here, but it was probably a very, very long time ago. i like to cook a lot but i like to cook chinese food. the market is the place i like to come to once a year. once i like about the market as it is very affordable. it has fresh produce and fresh meat. also, seafood. but they also offer a large selection of condiments and sauces and noodles. a variety of rice that they have is tremendous. i don't thank you can find a variety like that anywhere else.
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>> hi. i am kevin wong. i am the manager. in 1989 we move from chinatown to richmond district. we have opened for a bit, over 29 years. we carry products from thailand, japan, indonesia, vietnam, singapore and india. we try to keep everything fresh daily. so a customer can get the best out a bit. >> normally during crab season in november, this is the first place i hit. because they have really just really fresh crab. this is something my family really likes for me to make. also, from my traditional chinese food, i love to make a kale soup. they cut it to the size they really want. i am probably here once a week. i'm very familiar with the aisles and they know everyone who is a cashier -- cashier here
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i know when people come into a market such as this, it looks like an asian supermarkets, which it is and sometimes it can be intimidating. we don't speak the language and many of the labels are in chinese, you may not know what to buy or if it is the proper ingredients for the recipe are trying to make. i do see a lot of people here with a recipe card or sometimes with a magazine and they are looking for specific items. the staff here is very helpful. i speak very little chinese here myself. thinks that i'm not sure about, i asked the clerk his and i say is this what i need? is this what i should be making? and they actually really helped me. they will bring me to the aisle and say this is battery. they are very knowledgeable. very friendly. i think they are here to serve not only the asian community but to serve all communities in the richmond district and in san francisco. [♪] >> what is wonderful about living here is that even though
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our july is a very foggy and overcast, best neighborhood, the sleepy part outside on the west side is so rich with history, but also with all the amenities that are offered. [♪]
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>> everything is done in-house. i think it is done. i have always been passionate about gelato. every single slaver has its own recipe. we have our own -- we move on from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people.
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i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting. we want to make sure that the area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle. if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it on the streets you like.
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. >> good morning. i will call to order the transbay joint powers authority for december 13, 2018. call the roll. >> clerk: i will go ahead and note that tilly chang is attending another meeting. with that -- [roll call] >> clerk: mr. chairman, you do have a quorum. i'll note that director tavares is absent today. with that, shall i call your
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next item? >> yes. >> clerk: with that, communications, i'm not aware of any. with that, item three, directors new and oral business. also not aware of any. >> none. >> clerk: with none, item five, executive director's report. >> good morning, director. i have several pertinent updating you this morning. to date, we have completed the temporary multilevel shoring system, and we have extracted and tested samples from the first street and the fremont street girters and as we continue to monitor them. as you know, the past identifying the salesforce transit center -- as we move forward from these elements, we are fully cooperating with the independent testing requested by the metropolitan
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transportation division requested by mayor breed and schaaf. gi -- for their continued work and support in our efforts to reopen the transit center as soon as safely possible to the bay area. while we do not yet have a date to reopen the facility. today marks a significant milestone as we work to identify the cause of this incident. moving to phase two and the downtown extension, the supplementary and environmental
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document for the transbay project has been fined by the federal transit administration. later on today's agenda you have an item before you to certify the e.i.r.-e.i.s. >> we did receive two letters on the environmental document, one yesterday and one this morning. one from a property lawyer representing the property owner on second street, another from ucsf. both issues that were raised in the letters are already addressed in the environmental document. having said that, we will
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continue to work with all priority owners along the alignment as we move forward with the development and phase two. in relation to the development and design development for phase two, as i reported last month, the san francisco transportation authority suspended proposition k and a review of the alternative oversight and governance models for the management and delivery of phase two by sfcta. to that end, the transportation surely has issued an r.f.p. due later this month that would review domestic center and international projects, identify best practices in the decisions of oversight and issue a report. it's the selection of the firm or firms to perform this work will be done by january 4, and
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that work will be completed in may of this year -- or next year. similarly, the controller's review of the management in phase one is slated to be completed in may, as well. we stand ready to work on the efforts in this so that funding can be reinstated and work on phase two can resume. as a follow up to the discussion at the board meeting last month and the suggestion by director gee that the board reach out to afta, i have reached out to afta's technical services and innovative department, and they're ready to help and they have the capacity to do so. it's envisioned that a peer review by afta would include policies and procedures
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implemented in phase one and include recommendations for phase two. that work would include practices that include budget establishment and management, risk management, quality control procedures, change management and communication plan that was done in phase one with stakeholders, funding partners, policy makers, and the public at large. the scope would also include recommendation on organizational capabilitities and lead agency governance and project delivery practices. this peer review's intended to complement the sfcta peer review as these decisions would be coming from public sector leaders with experience in complex government sector projects. with the board's aful pro, i would like to proceed with afta having come onto do this work. in regards to the --
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[inaudible] >> -- as the city's limb preferred alignment. the pennsylvania avenue alignment separates 16th street and creates a much needed opportunity for transit development downtown. we're happy to receive mayor breed's input. at next month's board meeting, i plan to present the pennsylvania avenue alignment for consideration by the board and review. i will provide you more details on the delivery of both phases at the next board meeting. moving onto operations, on today's agenda, you have two leases for your consideration. if approved by the board and executed by the tenants, that
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would bring the number of leases executed to date to nine leases and 12 of the spaces. we have 36 spaces available, so that makes the percentage leased per space of 34%. at this time, i'd like to ask martha velez to give you an update on the -- the facilities property manager to give you an update on the impact of the closure on our operations budget. she will give you a slide showing the budgets -- average budget per month, and with our current expenditure per month with the temporary closure. martha. >> good morning, directors. happy holidays, martha veles, tgpa property manager. over the next few minutes i'm going to review the cost and revenue impacts to the transit center as a result of the closure. this slide provides a general
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overview of the current ongoing activity, the daily operations support for the temporary terminal is now being managed through lincoln and allied as november 1. noted on this slide are the primary areas of focus: park maintenance, minimal clean, general building systems upkeep while working with webcor and also security service. also working with the transit operators to final lies incident active screen content and then continued collaboration with the transit screen operators on finalizing the emergency response. this slide provides a general ideas of the areas where operating costs are avoided which are mostly labor and services. it was decided to look at the
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information as a monthly average to make it easy to correlate the passage of time to costa voidance, so the monthly average is nearly $520,000, or 26%. monthly operating budget average. this is net of the monthly average cost to run the temporary terminal. finally, there is a direct impact to revenue primarily in two areas. park programming, digital advertising and some miscellaneous income, so details on the next slide. i will move through this slide on a line-by-line basis and focus on the temporary closure column. the temporary terminal, as i stated, this is a monthly average of the preclosure cost budget prior to when operations moved to the transit center.
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buried in this dollar amount is the a.b.m. facilities management cost, which is about $10,000 per month. transit center maintenance, this category is a rollup of various expenses to include engineering and maintenance and general repairs. the primary expense is the engineering and maintenance labor, which kpriezs most of the cost. specific reductions were -- comprises most of the cost. transit center janitorial, this is also a respectup category that contains the janitorial
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labor and miscellaneous other cleaning-related activities, such as trash removal and supply purchases. as with engineering and maintenance, the cost is mostly cleaning labor. in this instance, the current contracted staff is about six from a start of about 19. transit center yutilities, thi is shown as zero because webcor continues to pay the bills. park maintenance and programming, this is also being shown as zero because we are not continuing to incur bills. digital content and way finding, this category is left intact because pearl's work
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remains uninhabited. marketing and leasing commissions, no change is shown here because the -- the leasing continues, and it -- it's not impacted by the closure. asset management fee and administration, this is a cost category that contains lincoln's management fee, staff compensation, other miscellaneous office expense does. and note that lincoln took over the temporary management of the terminal without an increase in their fee. also included in this is net experts and legal. security, this category is entirely made up of labor with construction related to the decrease activitied. then finally on revenue, we're showing it as an annual amount. on the revenue side, these are the budget amounts that we are conservatively assuming will not be realized. for b.r.v. just prior to the
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center opening, ramp-up actions will be need today rebook activities with -- needed to rebook activities with revenue generation not expected until later in the year. with pearl, not much can occur prior to the center opening in that advertisers will wait until it actually reopens. and that's my report. i'm happy to take questions. >> mr. director? >> yes. >> i have a question. i'm surprised to see we're paying half a million dollars rent for a building that's closed. i'm curious as to why. >> director reiskin, we are providing security not just to the transit center but the
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ancillary property. we transferred guards over to the temporary terminal and then, the area surrounding that -- >> so the line on the chart that said temporary terminal was exclusive of security, but what's in that line? [inaudible] >> oh . sorry. yeah. excuse me. the line item in the temporary terminal was the average preclosure so there is security costs buried in there, so we can go back and take another look at that number. >> so then, if the cost for security are shown in that line item, then, the cost in the security line, i would think, would be a lot lower. >> prior to the closure, the security costs in the temporary terminal were separate
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contract, and they were not included in the cost list, so after the closure, we replaced our security guards at the temporary terminal and so it came out of our budget. so it was tjpa money, but it was different fund. with the temporary terminal removed, the cost has gone down about 40%. >> director reiskin, we'll continue to look at it, but we have no security on the roof, we have no security -- well, i shouldn't say no security. we have security on the roof, but not as much as before. our main security is on the ground floor, and the security plaiti operating center. it continues to be fully staff because we have cameras that we need to. and the ground facility continues to be fully staffed, as well. that's why you see continued costs, but it's an item we will
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it be to refine. at the next board meeting in january , we will bring to you how the budget is being developed for next fiscal year as well as the annual budget for this year. at this time, you have before you the quarterly financial report. do you have any questions on the report at all? if not, this concludes my report. thank you. >> i did have a question from earlier report. >> yeah. >> when you were talking about the phase one presumption, the reopening of the transit center, two times you mentioned the steps as being identifying the solution, presenting the solution and starting up the facility. we had spoken last time about the balance of starting the entire facility, not just the facilities above fremont and first. can you confirm that's what needs to happen before we
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start-up the facility? >> yeah. it includes the direct repair of the girders and investigation of the facility. >> okay. thank you. >> go ahead and call your next item. >> next item is committee review up i didn't tell. we have bruce aggett with us. >> good morning chair nuru, director reiskin, and director zabaneh. [inaudible] >> -- part one, we understand the controller's office evaluation and the sfcta's review of the alternative oversight and governance models for the management and delivery of the d.t.x. in addition to
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its previous scope task to advise on the project delivery methods for d.t.x. as approved through resolution 1902 is targeted for completion as executive director zabaneh indicates, may of 2019. although we were hoping this could be completed in 120 days, we understand and agree -- agree fully with the need to perform a thorough review and it is good to see that a date has been established for its completion within a reasonable time frame. we were also pleased to see the letter from mayor london breed supporting the sfcta commissioners' unanimous approval regarding pennsylvania alignment as the city and county's preliminary preferred alignment for caltrain and high-speed rail. although there's much work to be completed on the pennsylvania avenue extension, we look forward to the discussions moving forward after this board takes action on the final certification of the seis-eir for the transbay
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program phase two. we were pleased to hear the two new leases were coming to the board for approval, and this continues to be a high level of interest in the retail spaces. in addition we were pleased to hear that tenant improvements continue while the transit center is closed to the public. we also have confidence that letters of interest, negotiations and contracts will move forward with a heightened sense of urgency once there is nor findings on the testing, peer review concurrence, strategy and timing of the opening of the center. next item in the c.a.c. meeting was a presentation on the supplementation on the environmental impact study and environmental impact report. we had a robust discussion regarding the impacts on the buildings near 2nd and howard -- near the 2nd and howard intersection based on the changes to the train throat design as well as the specific
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mitigation measures regarding caltrain's use of the term backtrack crossing at 16th street. we also heard during public comment comments from a small business owner who was very pleased with the communications and appropriate accommodations made by the tjpa project team to minimize impacts on their business during phase one construction. i am pleased to report that the c.a.c. fully supports today's item number 10 approving the resolution to certify the final seis-eir, for refinements to the downtown extension redevelopment project, the transbay program. and last on our agenda was an item including a high-level update on the status of the transit center which will be covered later on today's agenda. it's our understanding
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additional information was being assembled at the time of our c.a.c. meeting and will be presented in the item today. with that, the c.a.c. looks forward to hearing more on the latest update, next steps, and timelines. thank you for the opportunity to provide this update and happy to answer any questions. >> questions from board members? thank you for your report. >> clerk: all right. go ahead and call your next item? >> yes, please. [agenda item read] >> clerk: directors, we've not received that a member of the public wishes to address you on this item. we can go ahead and move on your consent calendar. >> yes, you may. [agenda item read] >> clerk: and directors, i've not received any indication that a member of the public or any member of the board wishes
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to have a matter severed. >> motion. >> second. >> clerk: with that, go ahead and call the roll call vote? >> yes. >> clerk: okay. with that -- [roll call] >> clerk: this's seven ayes, and the consent calendar is approved. go ahead and call your first item on the regular calendar? >> yes, please. [agenda item read] >> this item will be introduced by ron alameda. >> good morning, directors. in lieu of our regular construction update, speaking to budget schedule and progress on closeout, we have the pleasure of having a presentation that includes l.p.i., our testing lab, thornton thomasetti, the structural engineer of record, and the m.t.c. peer review.
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we've reached a significant stage in a measured and meticulous study of design, fabrication and installation of steel. albeit today's a lot of data on material, but we are focusing on our elements to inform us on how to advance through this problem. the presenters in this order will include l.p.i.'s president, robert vecchio, followed by thornton thomasetti's bruce gibbons, the structural engineer of record, m.t.c. peer review will be introduced by andy fremier, and mike engelhart speaking to the peer review's view on what's this interim step of data collection. we view it as a critical step in validation of the structural steel, which in itself will be a strong component in
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developing the criteria to examine and evaluate the entire facility. i do understand that webcor, skanska herrick representatives are here to answer questions if needed towards the end. but with that, i'll introduce mr. robert vecchio to speak to the material findings out in the field. >> good morning, directors. i'm robert vecchio. i'm the chief executive at l.p.i., inc, in new york, and we have tested the samples that have been removed from the transit center. in this slide presentation that i have here today, there's some information -- some of the slides are here for informational purposes only, and i'll probably go through some of those quickly. there's a timeline on the first
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slide, which i'm sure most of you are aware of, what occurred and how it occurred, the sequence of those events. to inform you of what the girder in question looks like. this is a shot of the typical appearance of the fremont and first street girders. the area of interest is going to be right here where the cursor is right here. that's the bottom flange where the passenger passes through that drops down to the bus deck level. these are a couple of photographs showing one of the fracks in the fremont street girder. a frackture, as you can see is this area here, and it started back at this access hole. [please stand by].
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>> four samples were removed from both the north and south girders at fremont street. and this is a schematic illustration of what the -- whoops -- of what the sample looks like. and then here's the appearance of the sample after it was removed from the structure. in addition to evaluate the mechanical properties specifically something called fracture toughness from the first street girders, we drilled several three-inch diameter cores from each of those two girders, and as you can see in the bottom right hand corner, and those samples
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were used to evaluate what's called sharpie b-november sharpness. the next photo shows the fracture on the fremont street girder. it initiated at this cut out at the flange section next to the hangar. here's a shot of the entire fracture surface. this is referred to as a low brittle fracture. it means that it happened very rapidly, and a lot of energy was displaced. the origin energy is back at this dark zone right here, and that dark zone was investigated further. during the course of this investigation, representatives from all the interested parties that are involved in this project were present at our facilities in new york, and everyone participated in all aspects of what was gone, and everyone had an opportunity to look at everything equally.
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this is another one of the fractures. this is from another access hole area. again, this one has a similar large -- relatively large defect on the fracture surface. this defect is heavily oxidized, and from that information, we were able to tell when and how that defect formed. this is the third location that fractured. this -- there's a thin band here, actually, that exists in all three fractures. it was harder to see on the other two, but this band is also a preexisting defect that occurred during the fabrication process. we -- we were able to examine the weld access areas in greater detail. one of the procedures that we use is something called magnetic particle testing, and we were able to identify a number of additional fine cracks that were present in the
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radius of the -- of this access hole. in order to determine the modes of failure, we looked in more detail with an instrument using a scanning elect ron microscope to allow us to identify the mode of fracture and confirm the origin and also to identify that these preexisting defects formed at high temperatures, so the defects that we observed formed during the thermal cutting process of the access hole as well as subsequent to that was when the butt wells were made between the plates, they induced some residual stresses that were able to cause these larger defected to form, again, as elevated temperature, and that's basically what the next couple of slides show. this is a shot that shows that the fracture surface itself is covered with a large amounf

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