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of different partners, we got it done. my name is emily lamb, and i am the director of policy and government affairs, and i've >> the meeting will come to order. this is january 4th, 2019, special meeting of the san francisco local agency formation commissioner. i am sandra lee fewer, chair of the commission. i am joined by commissioner shan'ti singh and i would like to thank the staff at sfgovtv and michael and jason for recording today's meetings. madam clerk, do you have an
announcement. >> clerk: yes, silence all cellphones and electronic devices. complete your cards if documents are submitted to the clerk. >> thank you, very much. could i please have a motion to excuse commissioner pollock from the meeting today? >> thank you. seconded by commissioner ronen. and madam clerk, can you call item number 2. >> clerk: item number 2 is consideration and approval of a contract with richards watson for lafco legal services. >> i believe we have a presentation from our executive officer mr. bryan goebel. >> good morning, happy new year. thank you for being here today. i'm here today to ask your approval of a contract for lafco legal services. the commission, as you know, authorized me back in june to issue an r.f.p. for legal services. seeing how the contract had not been updated in more than 20 years since lafco was formed. the r.f.p. was issued on
august 17th. we extended the deadline to october 26th. i did a considerable amount of outreach and we received four very strong proposals from some of the leading law firms representing lafco's and other public agencies in california. and remy public law group. all four of those firms qualified to proceed to the interview process and then i selected an r.f.p. panel to evaluate the proposals. on the panel were angela calvillo, clerk of the board, beth rubensteen and rachel jones, the executive officer of lafco. the firm that scored the highest was richards, watson and gershan. they left it would be best for
lafco. particularly, they have specialized knowledge of some of the issues this lafco is working on. they were instrumental in getting marin clean energy off the ground. they have a lot of experience with c.c.a.s. they have experience and municipal finance, open meeting law, ceqa and land use planning as well. today, i'm asking you to approve a resolution and contract with richards, watson and gershan for a term of four years with general council and ms. callsa is in the audience today along with her partner greg stepanovich. this is my first r.f.p. so it was a learning experience. i would like to thank john gibner for his assistance and serving as legal council for this. wilson ink and the clerk of the
boards office, i called him many times and i would like to thank our evaluation panel. also, i'd like to thank teresa stricker and remy public law to their service to lass co. i'm excited to work with ms. culsa and her firm and i'm happy to ask any questions. >> do we have any questions or comments? >> please. >> i just want to thank you. it looks like you ran a very great process for your first r.f.p. so thank you for all that work. just to welcome you to lafco and thank the firthank the firm. the fact your firm has so much experience and the meaty subject areas that this body is very excited to take on is a real asset. i feel like we're going to start a newer a of lafco in 2019, and
do some incredible work. >> thank you. >> i think we echo that sentiment also. thank you, commissioner ronen. so, seeing no other questions, let's open this up for public comment. are there any members of the public that wish to comment on item number 2. public comment is closed. is there a motion to approve the legal services contract with rich -- >> clerk: there are amendments made to the resolution. most are conforming and clarifying changes but the most noted change is the addition the contract will commence upon approval by the commission. >> ok. that's great. is there any comment around these amendments? can we have a motion to set these amendments. great. and seconded by commissioner. great, you can take that without objection. thank you, very much, madam clerk. let's open up for public
comment. seeing none. public comment is now closed. is there a motion to approval the legal services contract as amended? >> so moved. >> great. i think we can take that. great. seconded by commissioner ronen this contract is approved without objection. madam collect, call item number 3. >> clerk: item number 3 is public comment. >> are there any members of the public who would like to speak on matters within our jurisdiction but not on today's agenda? seeing none, public comment is now closed. madam clerk, can you please call item number 4. >> clerk: future agenda item. >> colleagues, any future agenda ideas you would like to put on? >> not at the moment, no. >> seeing none, let's open this up for public comment. are there any members of the public who would like to comment on item number 4? seeing none. public comment is now closed. madam clerk, is there any other business before us today?
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>> look at that beautiful jellyfish. the way to speak to students and motivate them to take action, to save the planet, they do, they care and my job is to speak to them in a way that they can understand that touches their heart and makes them feel powerful with simple actions to take every day. ♪ ♪ >> i was born and raised in the desert of palm springs, california. my dad was the rabbi in the community there. what i got from watching my father on stage talking to the community was learning how to be in the public. and learning how to do public
speaking and i remember the first time i got up to give my first school assembly, i felt my dad over my shoulder saying pause for drama, deliver your words. when i was a kid, i wanted to be a teacher. and then when i got into high school, i decided i wanted to get into advertising and do graphic art and taglines and stuff like that. by the time i was in college, i decided i wanted to be a decorator. but as i did more work, i realized working my way up meant a lot of physical labor. i only had so much energy to work with for the rest of my life and i could use that energy towards making a lot of money, helping someone else make a lot of money or doing something meaningful. i found the nonprofit working to save the rainforest was looking for volunteers. i went, volunteered and my life
changed. suddenly everything i was doing had meaning. stuffing envelopes had meaning, faxing out requests had meaning. i eventually moved up to san francisco to work out of the office here, given a lot of assembly through los angeles county and then came up here and doing assemblies to kids about rainforest. one of my jobs was to teach about recycle, teaching students to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, i'm teaching them they have the power, and that motivates them. it was satisfying for me to work with for the department of environment to create a message that gets to the heart of the issue. the san francisco department of environment is the only agency that has a full time educational team, we go into the schools to
help teach children how to protect nature and the environment. we realized we needed animal mascot to spark excitement with the students. the city during the gold rush days, the phoenix became part of the city feel and i love the symbolism of the phoenix, about transformation and the message that the theme of the phoenix provides, we all have the power to transform our world for the better. we have to provide teachers with curriculum online, our curriculum is in two different languages and whether it's lesson plans or student fact sheets, teachers can use them and we've had great feedback. we have helped public and private schools in san francisco increase their waste use and students are working hard to sort waste at the end of the
lunch and understand the power of reusing, reducing, recycling and composting. >> great job. >> i've been with the department for 15 years and an environmental educator for more than 23 years and i'm grateful for the work that i get to do, especially on behalf of the city and county of san francisco. i try to use my voice as intentionally as possible to suppo support, i think of my grandmother who had a positive attitude and looked at things positively. try to do that as well in my work and with my words to be an uplifting force for myself and others. think of entering the job force as a treasure hunt. you can only go to your next clue and more will be revealed. follow your instincts, listen to
your gut, follow your heart, do what makes you happy and pragmatic and see where it takes you and get to the next place. trust if you want to do good in this world, that >> vice president williams,. >> here. i can two his approval of the minutes of the november 13th, 2018 meeting. >> so moved. >> second. >> is there any public comment on the minutes? seeing none public comment is closed. >> executive session? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favour? you. all in favor, aye. >> i make a motion we reconvene
in open session. >> all in favor, aye. >> okay, pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . please be advice that the use of cell phones and electronic devices are prohibited. the chair may order removal for any person responsible for the use of the electronic device. the member of the public has three minutes four comments. item 8. items not on the agenda.
>> any public comment on item 8 items not on the agenda? >> executive director's report. >> good afternoon, madam president, vice president adams, members of the commission, members of the public and port staff. i am the executive director. the first item i would like to talk about an incident that happened on giv on thanksgiving weekend there was a ferryboat accident here. the accident damaged our promenade bad lie. it was covered on the local press. i want to talk about response. many times on the weekend after hours our staff respond to emergency issues and they go unrecognized.
i thought we could talk about what happened. we had a crew out along with the coast guard. then by 10:00 we had removed all debris and cordoned off the area so it was safe to the public. crews worked over the weekend to repair the situation and the damage at gate b including installing prom nod railing. we had workers out keeping everyone safe and secure. this happens a lot. this is a nice instance to make everyone aware of the work the port does around the clocker to keep us safe and secure. i would like to congratulate the maintenance division leadership. tom carter, dan mcguire, bryan,
ed, terry, steven spicer and dave gibbs. in the maritime, michael, dominic and last but not least our dedicated communications director renee martin who received press calls all weekend long. for those who happened to be in the room, could you stands for me. who is here? tom, renee, come forward. brandon was very much on the scene from start to finish. he was my key point of contact. let's give them a hand. [applause.] thank you so much. the next item it is with sadness i would like to offer an in memorial for bernie mcdonald. he passed at the age of 82. he was a port volunteer 20 years.
he would welcome cruise ship passengers and members and assist everyone to explore and enjoy the city. mr. mcdonald was a dapper gentleman. he generously gave of his time. he was a member of the screen actor's guild in the 1980s, he was part of the cast of simon and simon, murder she wrote, chips. he portrayed himself, a dapper gentleman. we are very, very thankful for the years bernie gave to the port organization and how he welcomed visitors. he will be greatly missed. we ask the port commission that you have the meeting in his memory. that concludes my report. thank you. >> any public comment on the executive director's report? >> item 9:00 p.m. port commissioner's report. >> anything to report,
commissioner adam? >> tomorrow, the 12th of december, will be a year of the passing of mayor lee. the city has went on. i know a lot of what we are doing at the port, mayor's lee vision is in front of our eyes. we have a new mayor. it is nice to know the citizens are resilient. i know mayor lee would be very proud. i want to personally thank the public for your support this year with the sea wall bond and coming to the port commission supporting the commission even when you didn't agree with the commissioners, we need to hear that. we understand we work for you. we need to hear when you agree and when you don't agree. i want to track the director and the staff for all hard work. we are five tough commissioners,
we push to the limit. we want to say thank you to the staff. you need to hear it from us publicly what we feel about you. you spend time away from your families. sometimes we don't get it right but we do it best. this port belongs to the people. we understand that. we are pushing hard because we understand our responsibility. i want to thank all our commissioners, our skippers, president brandon who led us through our ups and downs as we try to move forward and to commissioner gilman who came on this year. i want to say thank you. i say this very proudly without apology. this is the best commission in the city pound-for-pound with the talent, desire and the passion that this commission has to have is the best commission and the best port for the citizens of san francisco. thank you. >> anything else to report?
>> i would like to say a couple weeks ago we had the annual advisory committee annual breakfast, and there was a great turnout. stuart, you were there and a few other in the room were there. i want to say how much we appreciate the community engagement and input and how valuable that is for us to do our job. following along the lines of commissioner adams, i want to thank everyone for helping support this to be a better place. i want to thank the staff for a phenomenal year. this is a challenging but great year, and we have accomplished a lot this year. director forbes thank you for your leadership. thank you, staff, for everything you do for the port. this is the best commission in the city. i also want to officially
congratulate commissioner willy adams on becoming president of ilwu. at the last commission meeting it was unofficial. now it is official. we are so happy to have you here on the commission serving with us and helping us locally, statewide and federal leo all of our projects. congratulations. >> 10a retroactive ratification for 2791 brown house to elevator modernization project to extend completion dates. >> is there any public comment on this item? >> can i have a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> any discussion? all in favor?
aye. >> resolution 1863 is approved. >> informational presentation and city wide resilience effort. good afternoon, president brandon, port commissioners, best commission in the city. i am wendy low proud to work for the city and proud after i have heard all of this. i lead the resilience efforts. item 11:00 a.m. is a presentation of two of the major efforts going on over the last year or so. over the last five years. the city and county of san francisco has been working to advance resilience including adoption of the study in 2014. resilient report in 2016 and san francisco sea level rise action plan in 2016.
these initiatives set the stage for further actions taken by the city as well as by individual departments. for example, initiating work to improve the seismic and flood resistance of the embarcadero seawall was from the independent study and san francisco report. the action plan identified the work led by the planning department to advance understanding of city sea level rise risk and advance priorities set by the san francisco sea level rise action plan. additionally, san francisco is in the process of u updating the response and making san francisco one of the first cities to provide climate. this is under the city administrator. the port has been working closely with the other city departments on these efforts to
align the sea level rise coordinating committee and the hazard and climate work with those led by the port including the sea wall program leading for the city and the army corp flood study which we are getting started on. maggie from sf planning who leads the work will provide an update on the effort completed to date and next steps for the work and melissa of the office of resilience, program manager will provide an overview of that. maggie is up first and then melissa will follow. thank you. >> good afternoon. i am the planner at the planning department. as wendy brought up, we have a sea level rise action plan. the port is involved in this thank to you those who
contributed time to this effort. division for the action march is to make san francisco more resilient in the sea level rise by taking measures to enhance the natural resources and quality of life for all. you have goal on the waterfront plan and goals as a port. great alignment. you are protecting what makes san francisco great. we are trying to do the same thing. understanding the problem is the first part. this is not the only effort. you may have heard about the ocean beach work on the implementation side. a new grant around the creek with the port and the metropolitan transportation agency. your seawall and melis take's work. we are moving forward to use similar information and we have a role to play in making the
city resilient. i will focus on sea level rise in the neighboring neighborhoods of the city. you guysra the landowner at the shoreline. what happens at the port has huge impacts in financial district and other neighborhoods. we are moving through the adaptation planning process starting with understanding the science and what do we know about infrastructure, how people use the city today? what do we think the consequences will be based on what we project for flood events? we move into the shared city information to come up with priorities that make sense for san francisco. we don't want sort of the loudest wheel to get the degrees. we want to be able to look at our needs, what makes since and make the decisions based on that. we have a coordinating committee and have built it to include people like the port who own and
manage the physical assets and people like public health and environment who have a different role with the city and work with how people live and understand how to live in the city. you have probably seen this. we work with state for what we expect the sea level rise to look like in 2030, 2050 and and 20100. it is different levels day-by-day. sea level will bring it up. we will have storms and wave events. if you have more water in the bay all of the time the events are more severe. we use state numbers and previous stated number to create the sea level rise vulnerability zone. you can tell the ferry building where we are and mission creek
and slave creek and the southeast waterfronts and the west side with the beach. it is different with waves and erosion. much of the vulnerability is on the east side with the shoreline. the state updated the sea level rise projections this year. they are looking at a wider range of numbers. this is going through the policy development phase. this is the science report. the most important thing is the midrange number has not moved very much. if you had to say what is the best guess for the middle. the high end is way, way up that is a challenge for us to you plan for and to think about and cities up and down the coast are wrestling with what to do with the higher estimate. we have the mapping, exposure. where do we expect water to be based on elevation, how water moves across the land. we did a deep dive into the city
affects. muni station, wastewater treatment. what happens with a flood event there. important for you all the sea wall portion is handled through the sea wall assessment. we make sure the findings speak to one another and are integrated. you were on your path and had rye sources to do -- resources to do an examination. what we are now thinking about why do we care as a city. what does it mean for those working here, visiting here, for the economy, the environment. this is us. for those who are not familiar, we have maps showing where would water go if we don't do anything? nobody wants this to be what 2100 looks like. what is at risk if we don't act? this is 2100 with a 1% coastal
storm. it is rare but we will see it in the future. substantial flooding would affect embarcadero and noon nestations, regional transportation and huge jobs and tourism centers on the waterfront. we have done this for the whole city. we elected a lot of data layers and maps from different agencies. it is in a big file and you can have it if you want. the top line is, of course, flooding gets worse over time. the over rise accelerates. we projected 17 miles of street exposed around 2030. that is 184 by the end of the century. public land and schools are worse over time without action. we have come up either in draft form neighborhood scale map that identify the flooding and then
different assets that might be affected. public safety, wastewater, open space. unsurprisingly the port is the waterfront on this part of the city. port assets are substantially at risk. financial district. south of market, mission creek. one thing we have done is tried to pick out what sort of the tipping point water level for each neighborhood? where do you go from limited flooding, close one lane on the embarcadero to you public infrastructure or private development. that level is different in different neighborhoods. that is one part of the pr plan. when is this to happen? you can tell neighborhoods have different flood extents, different timelines and land uses. what the port looks like and needs to operate is different than the ferry building.
they need different strategies. they have a different function. our hope is to what we are to do is publish this draft report in the spring, then work through review between march and july. we had a big interagency workshop in november. port staff participated and they brought partners to participate. it was great. we are working with the port and sfmta around a study looking at the port facilities there, public works and mta, transportation and what you could do with that area to protect what works now and help make it better in the future changes to open space and land use. knowing there is substantial flood risk. one part of the project partly because of the grand project is because of the grant money to
work with this. 2050, 2100 we should have use engagement. this long-range is more important to have those who will be here to live through it weighing in on that. most of us will not be here. that is one piece. i am working with lindy and melissa and others on what does the city wide adaptation look like? it may mean projects like the sea wall. we will have policy tools, probably additional information we need to chase down so there is a combination of tools, things to do with policy and regulation, public works projects. we want to look at the whole suite of strategies paying for them with existing public money.
public engagement is huge. to date this is a fairly technical assessment piece. we are excited to bring it to the public. we need people to weigh in on what is pour to san francisco. we can tell you what the models say and the infrastructure. we need people to figure out what is most important to move forward. that is next. we will continue to work with the port and other city partners. thank you. good afternoon. i am melissa higbee with the officoffice of resilience. i will give you an overview of the plan. i want to start off by saying this is a multi-departmental partnership. the office of resilience and capital plans is leading it. we do have a great team of
partners. the departments on the screen here are part of the steering committee. they have committed staff time to participating in creating the plan. we also have a whole range of departments participating in by-monthly planning and serving as subject matter experts and reviewers including the port and other asset owning agencies. so in terms what this plan is. it is a city-wide multi hazard vulnerability assessment. we are looking at the different hazards we base in the city. we will be developing goals and actions to increase the buildings and communities. this is to fulfill important fema requirements that we update the hazard mitigation plan every five years for recovery funding. it is going to be under pinning
the next update to the safety element. the state of california through legislation has really been pushing cities to integrate claim at in the plans and integrate the hazard mittgration to the safety element. we will be one of the first city to serve as a model to others. this is going to be the climate adaptation component of the 2020 climate action strategy, a companion piece. in terms what we want to get out of the process, compliance. the fema requirements, state requirements, commitment to the paver are accord to adaptation strategy. we want to provide direction setting for future capital planning, area planning, program development and providing greater alignment, bringing all the great work happening across
departments in the city on climate mitigation under city wide framework. we are by no means stalling the work or superseding it but bringing it to the city to make it more understandable and comprehensible to the staff and public in terms of the work going on across the city. we will reduce had risks for residents, workers and visitors. the scope is all hazards. this is the very long list of hazards we face in san francisco. for all of these about 16 hazards, there are some seismic and some related to weather and climate some are human caused like terror. we have a hazard profile about each of these to talk about characteristics and history of the hazards and location, probability that they will happen, and the severity.
instead of having climate change as a stand alone hazard we are integrating climate to a number of different hazards. we know from observations and projections we have higher temperatures and changing precipitation patterns. that has implications for several hazards. extreme heat days more of those like what we experienced in 2017. increased heat can lead to more drought and urban interface fires, leading to poor air quality days as we experienced earlier this month. with the rising sea levels we can expect more coastal flooding, it can influence stormwater flooding and the ground water table to make the soil more prone to liquid in the
earthquake. changing precipitation patterns more stormwater flooding and droughts. we are integrating this information into our hazards and having a special emphasis in the analysis. so now we look at these are the hazards across the city. what is actually affected by the hazards? these are the different sectors we include in the asset inventory. we include number of residents affected and vulnerable populations so the department of public health is helping with that. we are taking a special look at emergency response facilities, housing, business and industry, public and community services, parks and open space and contaminated land. we are trying to be comprehensive in scope with our
assets. next step after what is affected. it is how is it affected? is it exposed to a hazard, how and what is the ability to adjust. we look at the physical design, function, role it plays in society. does it need to be up and running after emergency? do we have the information we need to understand the vulnerability. the government challenges or opportunities that contribute to vulnerabilities or resilience. then look at the consequences. if the asset is affected what are the broader impacts to the economy and environment? for this detailed consequence assessment we focus on the seismic and climate hazards as opposed to the long list of 16 hazards. the seismic has standards are
greatestna probably of earthquake and damage. the climate hazards are increasing in frequency and severity and in unprecedented ways. as we move from the draft assessment and into creating strategies, we have created draft plan goals to guide us. these are just early drafts that may change as we go through the planning process. as a staff what we see are the goals of the plan are to reduce the risk of damage and disruption, advance partnerships to achieve hazard mitigation and climate adaptation, increase awareness of these issues, build capacity of the city, both city staff and broader community and address address the inequitable impacts of hazards and climate
change. we will be launching a public engagement as part of this. these are part of the activities and resources that go into it including a survey, public meetings, and making this accessible through translation. we really want to build familiarity of the public about climate change and hazards and understand from them what are their concerns about the climate change and hazards for them and families and neighborhoods? what do they see as challenges and opportunities for the city and community. in general to create a plan to better reflect community priorities and concerns. these are the next steps. we will be wrapping up the draft vulnerability and consequences assessment in january, launching the public engagement around
that same time. we will revise those goals that i showed to you and developing strategies and implementation action, then submitting the draft plan to fema in the fall of 2019. then after fema approves it, it goes to mayor and board of supervisors for final approval. thank you very much. i look forward to any questions. >> thank you. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none. commissioner gilman. >> commissioner gilman: thank you for the report. i don't have any questions. >> thank you for the report. no questions. >> first of all, i want to say i enjoyed the report. i like the collaboration and intelligence that was used to put this together. you said a couple things that hit home to me. it is about leadership.
my grandmother said if you ain't leading, you are just walking. clearly you guys are leading right now. one thing that stood out. we won't be here but the younger generation labe here. the average age in this city is 27 years old. we have a lot of responsibility to think about the generations behind us and get it out front. we have over 30 million tourists each year in our city. they need to know it is a city that is safe and interactive and out front. on this climate change what happened with the fires and it was just so bad everybody was walking around with masks on and stuff like that. we may see more of that. that concerns me. living in the city i see the high rises. i get so worried we are doing so much building in the city. if we have an earthquake this
thing would collapse and i really like what you are doing. i would like you to come back in six months to talk more. more important, i am glad the public is here to hear this. this is important. i would say as far as social media. i would like commercials and more social media. the younger generation youtube or whatever to engage. this is so important. some say this is boring, no this determines if we live or die. myself and president brandon and director forbes went to new orleans down there to see what happenedna new orleans. it was 12 or $18 billion to rebuild. they didn't get out front. one thing i can say about san francisco you are out front and the collaboration. please come back to the commission to let us now what to do as commissioners if we can go to sacramento and lobby or go to
washington, d.c. to get funds. we work for the public. we need to be engaged. please call upon utwhat you need it. >> thank you so much for that detailed report. it is great we have this collaboration with the city agency os this subject. it is very critical. i know our southern waterfront ask part of the study. i wonder how as we focus on the northern water front and seismic repair, what are we going to do with the southern waterfront and how are we going to address the needs on the southern waterfront? >> i am glad you asked that question. we had a meeting yesterday. director forbes and myself and other staff about the southern
waterfront adaptation strategy. i wanted maggie and melissa to present to show that they are building that into the southern waterfronts. the creek project is great. we are working with sfmta and planning to do a deep district scale dive to understanding the vulnerabilities and identifying adaptation strategies for that and significant engagement with the community. the army corp study we just launched recently we will have community meetings next year, mission creek and three community meetings to really better understand the flood risk and seismic risk of those locations. we are really interested in hearing from community members what they would like to see
happen in these areas and in the community. we definitely want to work with the city planning partners and other city departments. some of the areas people are concerned are outside of port jurisdiction. we need to plan the strategies together. we are thinking a lot about the southern waterfront and hoping to bring things to the commission early next year, late inwere or early spring as well as bring maggie and melissa back to present the findings from the studies. >> thank you i look forward to the draft report. >> thank you. >> i have a speaker card on item 8 new business. which item do you want to speak on. 12a. thank you. okay, amy. >> 11b request authorization to
you award a contract to environmental science associates to provide california environmental quality act review. >> good afternoon. i am the port's contract administrator. the item before you is an action item to award a contract for california environmental quality act review of the waterfront plan update to environmental science associated, highest rank to request for proposals on september 4th. the a is $1 million. it will have a term of four years with the option to extend for one additional year. this comply was our goals including improvementses to the
waterfronts social equity and quality of life for san francisco you residents and visitors and the update are consistent with the environmental standards. the waterfront guide guides the land use planning, public process was initiated in late 2015. at the august 14, 2018 port commission meeting the commission endorsed a plan working group recommendations on the next steps to pr produce drt amendments. it must under go environmental review. at this point it is not known whether the planned amendments require a report. that determination will be made by the city planning department and will have an impact on the
budget and scope of the contract. regardless the proposed scope of work will include project scoping, analysis of existing conditions under sf planning, mitigation measure us and possible alternatives will be prepared to result in the environmental impact analysis four the proposed amendments to the waterfront plan update. minimum qualifications can be berriers to small firms. we strive to develop the criteria that includes l.b.e. firms at the prime and subcontractor level for the purposes of this the minimum qualifications were four years experience providing environmental review compliant with ceqa with a mix of public and private sector clients. the r.f.p. was out on
september 4, 2018. there was a web page that included the update and sign in sheets, answers to the r.f.p. answers and submit requirements. on september 13th we hosted a presubmittal conference and to provide networking opportunity. given the specialized nature of the contract services, we were pleased that 16 individuals representing seven prime contractors attended the conference. none were certified l.b.e.s. the certification directory list us 21 firms certified to provide environmental support services. i called a number of the firms. while they provide environmental impact reports they do not provide services compliant with ceqa. we scored the proposals based on
the points in the slide. our planner and the former deputy city attorney and the port'port's operating officer b. on october 18th the proposal deadline we received theory responses four the r.f.p. they met the minimum qualifications. the final rankings are on the slide. each panelist scoreid it at each phase. environmental science won with a score of 94 out of 100. on august 17 we issued notice of intent to award a contract to the most qualified firm. no protests were received during the five-day protest period. the contract monitoring division
sets l.b.e. subcontracting goal also based on the scope of work and number of small local businesses to perform the work. the l.b.e. goal is 18%. esa will subcontract 25% of the work to small businesses. l.b.e.s make up all subcontractor and five firms are women or minority owned firms. the low number available to provide the services. we asked all three how they plan to mentor and support smaller firm to build capacity to compete in the future. through the answer in an effort to broaden diversity of individuals in the environmental services they created an intern ship position. it will provide 500 hours of education and training for entry
level professional interested in pursuing environmental services. the subcontractor on the team will be responsible four managing the outreach for the internship position. the chief officer operating gave a perfect score and i will update you on the internship progress at the next contracts report. environ science is headquartered in san francisco over union years. they have -- 50 years. they prepared the first waterfront plan in 1997. since then they are to 34th america cup event, peer 27 cruise terminal, seawall study,
central soma plan, to name a few. three have a deep understanding of thof diverse requirements one water front. this was evident in the proposal this. is a sample of the area plans completed by esa in the past 10 years along with the cost. they will provide the update for $1 million. it will require port commission approval. it is fully funded through planning budget. if you approve this today we will issue the notice to proceed in january to 19. -- 2019 and anticipate completion by january 2023. we respectfully request you award the consultant for the
update can't to environmental science not to exceed $1 million for four years with option of one year extension. that concludes my presentation. the project manager is here and i wil will answer any questionsu may have. >> so moved. >> second. >> public comment. aaron brennen and hillary. >> good afternoon, commissioners we are going to reverse the order. hillary. i recently joined after a long career in the public sector. i will serve as the project director and i want to say we are looking forward to working with the port. joining me ask the project manager and the senior technical adviser and the firm to help us with community outreach. we are proud of the team we put