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do we need to take roll call? on the motion not to disclose the activity in the closed session, supervisor yee? aye. brown? brown not present. fewer aye. haney not present. mandelman aye. mar absent. peskin aye. ronen aye. safai aye. stefani aye. walton aye. there are 8 ayes. >> president yee: motions passes. could i have the motion to file this hearing? >> can we -- all the councillors
are gone, so i would make a motion to file the item. >> president yee: seconded by supervisor walton. so there has been a motion to file the hearing? and seconded? so roll call, please. >> on the motion to file the hearing, supervisor yee aye. brown aye. fewer aye. haney aye. mandelman aye. mar absent. peskin aye. ronen aye. safai aye. stefani aye. walton aye. there are 10 ayes. >> president yee: so it's been filed. madame clerk, please read the in
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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.
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. -
>> tenderloin is unique neighborhood where geographically place in downtown san francisco and on every street corner have liquor store in the corner it stores pretty much every single block has a liquor store but there are impoverishes grocery stores i'm the co-coordinated of the healthy corner store collaboration close to 35 hundred residents 4 thousand are
children the medium is about $23,000 a year so a low income neighborhood many new immigrants and many people on fixed incomes residents have it travel outside of their neighborhood to assess fruits and vegetables it can be come senator for seniors and hard to travel get on a bus to get an apple or a pear or like tomatoes to fit into their meals my my name is ryan the co-coordinate for the tenderloin healthy store he coalition we work in the neighborhood trying to support small businesses and improving access to healthy
produce in the tenderloin that is one of the most neighborhoods that didn't have access to a full service grocery store and we california together out of the meeting held in 2012 through the major development center the survey with the corners stores many stores do have access and some are bad quality and an overwhelming support from community members wanting to utilities the service spas we decided to work with the small businesses as their role within the community and bringing more fresh produce produce cerebrothe neighborhood their compassionate about creating a healthy environment when we get into the work they rise up to leadership. >> the different stores and assessment and trying to get them to understand the value of
having healthy foods at a reasonable price you can offer people fruits and vegetables and healthy produce they can't afford it not going to be able to allow it so that's why i want to get involved and we just make sure that there are alternatives to people can come into a store and not just see cookies and candies and potting chips and that kind of thing hi, i'm cindy the director of the a preif you believe program it is so important about healthy retail in the low income community is how it brings that health and hope to the communities i worked in the tenderloin for 20 years the difference you walk out the door and there is a bright new list of fresh fruits
and vegetables some place you know is safe and welcoming it makes. >> huge difference to the whole environment of the community what so important about retail environments in those neighborhoods it that sense of dignity and community safe way. >> this is why it is important for the neighborhood we have families that needs healthy have a lot of families that live up here most of them fruits and vegetables so that's good as far been doing good. >> now that i had this this is really great for me, i, go and get fresh fruits and vegetables
it is healthy being a diabetic you're not supposed to get carbons but getting extra food a all carbons not eating a lot of vegetables was bringing up my whether or not pressure once i got on the program everybody o everything i lost weight and my blood pressure came down helped in so many different ways the most important piece to me when we start seeing the business owners engagement and their participation in the program but how proud to speak that is the most moving piece of this program yes economic and social benefits and so forth but
the personal pride business owners talk about in the program is interesting and regarding starting to understand how they're part of the larger fabric of the community and this is just not the corner store they have influence over their community. >> it is an owner of this in the department of interior i see the great impact usually that is like people having especially with a small family think liquor store sells alcohol traditional alcohol but when they see this their vision is changed it is a small grocery store for them so they more options not just beer and wine but healthy
>> we know more must be done and can be done and community business districts are a way to enhance neighbourhoods and to make sure that our small business is still supported, and in this particular case, the nightlife is supported, small businesses and our restaurants are supported. our neighbours and communities are supported through extra cleaning services and power
washing and additional security and ambassadors who have continued to make sure that soma west is a thriving community in the city and county of san francisco. we are so grateful to all the people who play an important role in adding number 17, community districts in the city, and also one of the largest community business districts in san francisco where the revenues generated here will not only pay for additional services, but will provide marketing and support to enhance the experiences of this neighbourhood. you know, what i love most about san francisco is when things work, and when things come together, and so this is one of those instances where everyone came together for one common goal, to make something amazing happen for a community that definitely deserves it, so it is my honour to be here today to sign this legislation so that we can start collecting the dose so that we can start investing the
money, and so we can get to work to make this one of the best neighbourhoods in the city and county of san francisco. so thank you all so much for being here today. [applause] >> thank you. [laughter] >> welcome everybody. thank you so much for helping us commemorate this occasion and making what has been extraordinary hard work. now we would like to bring up the newest leader in this district, our supervisor in district six to kick us off as well. supervisor matt haney. [applause]. >> thank you. thank you may or breed for your support and leadership. i want to shout out my predecessor, supervisor kim who is here. she was a huge part of this effort. i want to make sure that we're so excited that we are having this advert -- event at the park the supports everybody and includes everyone in the
neighborhoods. this is a neighborhood that has a lot of families, that has a lot of kids. a shout out to united players in the mirror here, because in reality, this is something that will benefit everybody. everyone will immediately see the quality of life improve because of what this community benefit district can bring to the neighborhood. i'm so proud of james and the committee behind me who worked hard to -- i think they had dozens and dozens and dozens of meeting. every time i looked up they were were inviting me to a new meeting. they really brought everyone to the table. this is going to be about tenants, about small businesses, it will be about community organization, and it will be about how we can all work together to make this neighborhood better for everyone we know that west soma is an area of high needs. it is an area that gets a lot of 311 calls, a gets a lot of calls to my office about how we can get more cleanup, more outreach to homeless folks, and more safety and i am committed to
being a partner with this this committee benefit district and its leadership to make sure we work together to see immediate and positive concrete improvements in the people who live here and their lives. so thank you for your leadership everyone, thank you for your hard work to otw d., to everyone who will be a great partner in this. thank you for wanting to work hard for a positive change. thank you all. [applause]. >> thank you supervisor haney. we all know it takes the hard work and diligence of so many leaders to make this happen, and someone who helped us champion this was a former supervisor jane kim. would you like to say a few words? [applause] >> this process was far longer than three years. it took many, many years, and i want to acknowledge so many
people who were involved in this work. when i came into office, west soma was a collection of a lot of small alleyway associations, and it took quite a bit of work to bring these leaders together through the five months. they use a cornet with our office, and over time, and some of us starting on some other notes, many residents really pushed our office to provide more attention and care to these neighborhoods that do not have additional services and their benefits -- benefit districts. and we wanted to see these additional services and in this part of the city that needs so much additional attention. so want to thank all the community benefit districts for your advice. i would like to recognize the
office, who i always joked was a fourth legislative age. thank you, may or breed for providing additional resources in district six to make sure we cross a finish line, and most importantly, i want to recognize our resident leaders who spend countless hours volunteering to make this a reality while still holding down down there full-time jobs, small businesses , to james, to alex, and. and deborah, miriam and to the united players. it took a lot of doorknocking, a lot of meeting to bring this to fruition, and this couldn't have happened without all of you standing behind me. thank you to supervisor haney, now my representative on the board for taking us across the finish line. and now as a constituent, -- when i need additional services, and i think no one will be happier than director new roux
who is the person that i call every time i see something on the streets. thank you everyone for everything involved in thank you , may or breed for the strong support of our district. thank you. [applause]. >> a supervisor kim and supervisor haney and me or breed have all said, it takes community leadership to take extraordinary efforts in our neighborhoods. it takes someone who is willing to step into that role for all of us. i want to invite up the head of the steering committee to say a few words. >> i would like to thank our new mayor london breed, and our new supervisor, matt haney. we have the same vision as they do, which is to take what is good in the neighborhood and make it even better. this process for me started when i neighborhood watch group on my block started and i saw that as
a unified body, we could actually make a difference. we were able to work with the police venture, we are able to work with city officials much better, and i was excited to see how that was happening. i started to reach out and i started to talk to other people, and i realized that i wasn't alone in this endeavour. it was a people that are behind me, it was neighborhood associations, was other neighborhood watch groups, it was western center soma. these are all people in the neighborhood who were voicing frustration, but also believed in the neighborhood, and it was all of them who gave me the encouragement to share this endeavour, but it wasn't just me , it was everyone, it was all the people that we reached out to, it was all the people that we connected to, it was the people who signed our petitions and assigned our ballots, and even the people who had opinions weren't necessary positive for us, we listen to them. we wanted to make sure that all their voices were heard when we reached out to people with our surveys and everything else.
this was a collective agreements that we all just worked together i'm a soap -- i'm so appreciative for the committee, i'm appreciative for every single person that he spoke to along the way. i'm appreciative for our new supervisor and and our prior supervisor, and of course, our new mayor, london breed. [applause] as we get forward, this is entirely for the neighborhood and about the neighborhood. we are going to be starting off by housing three big events for the neighborhood to, and i invite everyone to join us. our first one will be on may 1 st at soma arts from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. it will be called the some os c.b.d. kickoff meet and greet. you be able to come, asked questions, learn more about c.b.d. and be involved in figure out how -- are other two will be later in the summer and in the fall.
definitely join us because it's all about the neighborhood and the community. the services will start in early 2020 and i look forward to everyone joining us. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you so much, james. we all know it takes the hood. so it really is a testament for all of you who have been doing such hardware in being the names and faces and voices to make this happen. i want to invite up misha from united players to say a few words. >> hello, everyone. i work with the united players. i am a small business owner, nonprofit worker in the neighborhood with the soma youth collaborative. we support the school, with runs of the park, we are in employer who asked my staff to come into the neighborhood. i'm a mother who is raising my
children in this neighborhood. i am wearing all those hats today and a party had to because this is huge, and it's just really a testament to what neighbors can do when they come together across differences, across economic status, across however long or short they been in san francisco, i am a native san franciscan. real people actually live here. this was an actual community. i am so proud of this effort today. our director always likes to say that we build bridges and not walls. because the reality is this is ground zero for a lot of the change that is happening in the city. and while our neighborhood is a really -- has a really rich history and heritage, it is also the place for the future of this city. so this effort has really embodied our motto. i will bring up one story. there was a western soma voice
meeting at our center, and james cain -- came and he had a box of needles that he had collected in the two block walk from our center to wherever he was. he had over 50 needles and some folks were upset that he had brought them to our place, but i left it because the reality is when you live here, day in, day out, it is a different experience than for folks who are maybe here from nine to to five, folks are here to visit a restaurant, folks who are here to come to an event or something i appreciated the dramatic way that he highlighted the problems and whatever kids are experiencing in the neighborhood so this has just been a super embodiment of our motto. it takes the hood to save the hood and we are so excited about the positive changes to come. tenacity was unduplicated.
i think this guy could do anything, and we just really appreciate and are so looking forward to get to the improvements that the c.b.d. will bring to our homes. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. it really is important for these moments to say the names of those who have been involved. i -- just indulge me as we list off the names. so many of us, whether it is our officers, the supervisors and the mayor knows, we are the vessels to getting your work done so you can see the benefit that you have in the community. i want to shout out again. [indiscernible]
>> i'm rebecca and i'm a violinist and violin teacher. i was born here in san francisco to a family of cellists, professional cellists, so i grew up surrounded by a bunch of musical rehearsals an lessons. all types of activities happened in my house. i began playing piano when i was 4. i really enjoyed musical activities in general. so when i was 10, i began
studying violin in san francisco. and from there, i pretty much never stopped and went on to study in college as well. that's the only thing i've ever known is to have music playing all the time, whether it is someone actually playing next to you or someone listening to a recording. i think that i actually originally wanted to play flute and we didn't have a flute. it's always been a way of life. i didn't know that it could be any other way. >> could you give me an e over here. great. when you teach and you're seeing a student who has a problem, you have to think on your feet to solve that problem. and that same kind of of thinking that you do to fix it applies to your own practice as well. so if i'm teaching a student and they are having a hard time getting a certain note, they can't find the right note.
and i have to think of a digestible way to explain it to them. ee, d, d, e. >> yes. then, when i go on to do my own practice for a performance, those words are echoing back in my head. okay. why am i missing this? i just told somebody that they needed to do this. maybe i should try the same thing. i feel a lot of pressure when i'm teaching young kids. you might think that there is less pressure if they are going on to study music or in college that it is more relaxing. i actually find that the opposite is true. if i know i'm sending a high school student to some great music program, they're going to get so much more instruction. what i have told them is only the beginning. if i am teaching a student who i know is going to completely
change gears when they go to college and they never will pick up a violin again there is so much that i need to tell them. in plain violin, it is so difficult. there is so much more information to give. every day i think, oh, my gosh. i haven't gotten to this technique or we haven't studies they meese and they have so much more to do. we only have 45 minutes a week. i have taught a few students in some capacity who has gone on to study music. that feels anaysing. >> it is incredible to watch how they grow. somebody can make amazing project from you know, age 15 to 17 if they put their mind to it. >> i think i have 18 students now. these more than i've had in the past. i'm hoping to build up more of a
studio. there will be a pee ono, lots of bookshelves and lots of great music. the students will come to my house and take their lessons there. my schedule changes a lot on a day-to-day basis and that kind of keeps it exciting. think that music is just my favorite thing that there is, whether it's listening to it or playing it or teaching it. all that really matters to me is that i'm surrounded by the sounds, so i'm going top keep doing what i'm doing to keep my life in that direction.
adjourned. >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shop & dine in the 49 with within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 my name is jim woods i'm the founder of woods beer company and the proprietor of woods copy k open 2 henry adams what makes us unique is that we're reintegrated brooeg the beer and serving that cross the table people are sitting next to the xurpz drinking alongside we're having a lot of ingredient that get there's a lot to do the district of retail shop having that really close connection with the consumer allows us to
do exciting things we decided to come to treasure island because we saw it as an amazing opportunity can't be beat the views and real estate that great county starting to develop on treasure island like minded business owners with last week products and want to get on the ground floor a no-brainer for us when you you, you buying local goods made locally our supporting small business those are not created an, an sprinkle scale with all the machines and one person procreating them people are making them by hand as a result more interesting and can't get that of minor or anywhere else and san francisco a hot bed for local manufacturing in support that is what keeps your city vibrant we'll make a compelling place to live and visit i think that local business is the lifeblood
of san francisco and a vibrant community >> >> >> my name is jean alexander. i'm an attorney in the san francisco city attorney's office. i supervise the tax team, giving tax advice to the treasurer, tax collect or, drafting tax legislation. the thing i remember my mother telling me as a child is that you need to be prepared to take
care of yourself and i knew that i wanted to be able to do something that i enjoyed. i didn't expect anybody to give me anything because nobody ever gave her anything and i also i always saw her fighting for the things that she wanted in life for herself and for her children. >> my name is jasmine flores. i am working as an admin assistant in the city attorney's office. i have always enjoyed the tasks that i have been given. on the days i show up and work on my own is empowering. for me, happiness in being more involved in a person-to-person interaction. my dream jobs includes being a physician, paramedic, firefighter,
working with animals with the public. on a personal level with self improvement. my sister is the biggest influence in my life because she taught me to go forward with what makes you happy rather that what makes you the most money. >> i graduated from law school in 1972 at a time when there was a beginning to be an influx of women in the legal profession and tried criminal cases for about 10 years, treatment for delinquent operating programs, government budgets, analyzed fiscal legislation. i came to the san francisco city attorney's office and i have been here for about 12 years advising on tax matters. i did just about anything you can think of. some things that lawyers do and some things that lawyers don't
do. >> i'm from the mission in san francisco. i have grown up there and i have lived there pretty much my whole life. living there, i do see other women, some of them older, some of them look just like me like my age and a lot of them work nanny jobs, child care jobs, retail jobs. i don't know, it seems kind of like a reminder that you are kind of lucky to be where you are, i guess. just when you haven't gone so far at all. i want them to go on maybe go on an interview that's more challenging that they think that they can't get that job. you know, just to kind of challenge and surprise themselves when they get that job and feel better.
>> there had been women practicing law for many years, but there were so few of them that a lot of the issues hadn't really come into play and some of them worked out and some are still being resolved like equal pay and women in lawfirms and making sure women get fair assignments and in the decision making and working with law firms. i consider myself more of a beneficiary of all the women that fought really difficult battles along the way.
>> >> . >> my name is dave, and i play defense. >> my name is mustafa, and i am a midfielder, but right now, i am trying to play as a goalkeeper, because they need a goalkeeper. >> soccer u.s.a. is a nonprofessional organization. we use sports, soccer in particular to engage communities that can benefit from quality programs in order to lift people up, helping to regain a sense of control in one's life. >> the san francisco recreation
and park department and street soccer u.s.a. have been partners now for nearly a decade. street soccer shares our mission in using sport as a vehicle for youth development and for reaching people of all ages. rec and park has a team. >> i'm been playing soccer all my life. soccer is my life. >> i played in the streets when i was a kid. and i loved soccer back home. i joined street soccer here. it was the best club to join. it helps me out. >> the tenderloin soccer club started in the summer of 2016. we put one of our mini soccer pitches in one of our facilities there. the kids who kpriez the club team came out to utilize that space, and it was beautiful because they used it as an opportunity to express themselves in a place where they were free to do so, and it
was a safe space, in a neighborhood that really isn't the most hospitalable to youth -- hospitable to youth playing in the streets. >> one day, i saw the coach and my friends because they went there to join the team before me. so i went up to the coach and asked, and they said oh, i've got a soccer team, and i joined, and they said yeah, it was he for everybody, and i joined, and it was the best experience ever. >> a lot of our programs, the kids are in the process of achieving citizenship. it's a pretty lengthy process. >> here, i am the only one with my dad. we were in the housing program, and we are trying to find housing. my sister, she's in my country,
so i realize that i have a lot of opportunities here for getting good education to help her, you know? yeah. that's the -- one of the most important things that challenge me. >> my dad was over here, making some money because there was not a lot of jobs back home. i came here, finish elementary in san francisco. after that, i used to go back to my country, go to yemen, my country, and then back here. last time i went back was a couple years ago. >> i came here six months, i know nobody. now i have the team has a family, the coaches. amazing. >> i'm hoping for lifelong friendships, and i'm super inspired by what they've been able to achieve and want to continue to grow alongside them. >> i love my family, i love my
team. they're just like a family. it's really nice. >> street soccer just received a five year grant from the department of children, youth and family, and this is an important inreflection point for street soccer u.s.a. because their work in our most important communities is now known beyond just san francisco recreation and park department, and together, we're going to continue to work with our city's most vulnerable kids and teach them to love the beautiful game. >> i want to tell everybody back home, i hope you all make it over here and join teams like this like street soccer u.s.a., and live your life. get a better life. >> right away, just be patient, and then, everything will be
>> moving on to item two, opportunity for the public to comment on any matters within the committee charge at jurisdiction that are not on the agenda. seeing no comment. >> there are no comments, we will go on to item three which is the election of the vice chair. are there any nominations for vice chair? >> we have two members that are termed out. welcome to your second meeting, new members. [laughter] >> thank you. >> any interest in the vice chair -- do you want to talk about what the vice chair does? the vice chair will run the meeting, if i am not here. >> deputy city attorney. the vice chair is analogous to the vice president, quite frankly.
[laughter] >> if the chair is unable to discharge her duties for whatever reason, you would be stepping into her shoes. >> we also generally have a meeting two weeks before this meeting to go over the agenda, but that is usually at city hall , in been's office at about 8:30 a.m., it is not mandatory, but it would be helpful if that fit in with your schedule. >> if nominated and elected, i would be happy to serve as vice chair, though this is only my second meeting, so i would certainly yield to eat more senior member on the committee. >> i will nominate you. >> they have both been chairs before. >> yes. >> can i make a comment? >> yes, please. >> i have served as the chair and vice chair, so if you are interested, please raise your hand and we will nominate you. i think a great deal of the work
is really in the case of the chair's inability to chair the meeting, the vice chair chairs the meeting, but in addition to that, prior to each meeting, the vice chair and chair will meet with comptrollers staff to go over agenda items, so that's another opportunity to try and comment and shift attention to certain areas without -- with our work. i encourage you to accept the nomination. >> is that a nomination? >> yes, consider it a nomination >> i second. any discussion? any comments from the public? seeing then, should we take a vote? >> yes, please vote. >> all in favor? >> aye.
>> any opposed? >> great. >> motion is approved. we will move onto item number 4 which is approval with possible modification of the minutes of the january 29th, 2019 meeting i will move to approve the minutes. >> second. >> any comments? >> i don't have the minutes in my pocket, do you have the minutes in your pocket? >> yes. >> that's okay, i got it early. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing no public comment.
we will move onto item number 5 -- >> no, do we approve the minutes as written? >> all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> item number 5, presentation from the sfmta about the 2014 transportation and road improvement bonds and possible action by the committee in response to such a presentation. >> good morning committee, my name is leo, i am the chief financial officer for the san francisco-will transportation agency, thank you for hearing our quarterly update today on our general obligation bond program. next slide. thank you. so the overview is that we are very excited about what's been accomplished under this program. we are conscious of the fact that we haven't expended the
second issuance as quickly as he would have liked, but we are proactively working to reprogram and to adjust our program to make sure that we are able to expand the funds on projects that can move quickly and to be strategic about the way we are using these bond funds. in the overview, we have expended 90 3% of the first issuance issued in june 25th officials was issued in january 20 which about $30 million expended, and we have ten projects that have been completed to date. next here you can see an overview of the different areas in which the ponderous program i will not go over each other a
summary of some of the major programs we were able to do. this shows the big picture. the total bond was authorized for $20 million. we have had two issuances totaling 244 million and we have a great deal of excellent work tdap to use the rest of this bond and we are excited to provide these benefits to san francisco. next, we like to go over the specific -- this is a summary of what we'll be talking about, and let's just move to the next slide where we can talk about moving forwards. for that, i would like to have steve boland come up and talk about some of these exciting projects. >> good morning, everybody. i would just give you a brief these are a projects that we have completed including a couple of really big ones.
the five fulton that you see here, this is one of our rapid network corridors. we have five rapid bus lines that account for about 10% of our total system ridership. we also have frequent local services in the same corridor. fulton is a corridor we have been working on in various stages going back to about 2009. the go bond project you see here just recently completed about a year ago now included numerous transit signals, the whole array of measures, transit priority measures to speed up the five fulton and five are fulton rapid and the results we have seen in the car door we have gone from about 14,000 writers before we started the improvements up to about 23,000 today really a validation of what we suspected, which is that ridership will respond to speed and reliability improvements we have seen about a nine top 12% improvement in speed in the corridor.
another rapid corridor where we focus capital improvements, the nine december no know corridor, starting with 11th street and bayshore, we have a complementary project that took place on potrero, and we are working on san bruno. ridership in that corridor is about -- up about 11% in the last two years. a couple of other projects you see here, really quickly, to keep things moving, the laurel village project on one california, that is not one of the rapid corridors but it is a corridor with 30,000 daily boardings. it is the highest ridership in the entire city, and while laurel village is a small portion of that corridor, i will point out anytime you're able to make speed and reliability improvements, writers throughout the corridor will benefit for those improvements. they are not limited to that local area, so in laurel village , we put in a number of transit stops, we have upgraded traffic signals, the types of improvements that we typically make as parts of these kinds of
projects. the last two that you see here, i will mention really quickly, 30 stockton, you see here one small portion of all the improvements taking place throughout the corridor, the 30 and the 45 south of north beach being another of the very busiest where we have focused our improvements. this is the location where we saved two minutes per trip by putting in a few blocks of the transit lane. i will turn it back over to lee on this. >> thank you, steve. i should mention that of course, our full quarterly report has much more detail on any of these projects that would be very happy to take any questions you may have answered here or to get back to you if you are interested in any of these projects. next major area of focus for our bond spending is the facilities. munimobile has a very extensive portfolio of facilities, many of which are aging, and wait
appreciate the support of the public and being able to renovate and make these facilities ready for the next century. so to talk about the building progress program is jonathan who is our senior but it should -- budget manager and coordinator of the business progress program >> thank you. i am with the nta. in the last fiscal year, you will notice in the overall report we shifted a lot of our first issuance dollars to facility projects. the amount of the first bond that was approved by the voters is at zero so we have issued the full $67 million, and what we did is it was part of our strategy to support to spend the bonds dollars a little bit more rapidly. these projects that you see where all projects that had construction awards already in place so we could begin the process of spending down the bond, its latest phase is a 20 year facility in the making. it literally took 20 years of planning -- planning and negotiations. it is the m.t.a. cha-cha first new bus facility in nearly