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the idea that we're overplaying the idea to increase pricing in the same breath we say we need morrow sources. if we need more resources, we're going to need to increase pricing in the moments when we think it is the greatest advantage for us to sustain these beautiful parks and open spaces. that is a good thing. what is unclear to me, dana, in the language, a, there is no timing around when notification happens up or down, and then the -- let me stop there. let's start with that one. >> while our intent is to
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implement this in an intelligent and thoughtful way, and if our intents is to ensure that the public has a good experience, last-minute increases in pricing is not doing a public service and not what we're all about. we want to make sure that people know what the prices are, when they're going to do it. if we're going to have a higher price at certain parts of the day, our intents has been that it would be noticed at least 30 days in advance, it would be out there, people would be aware of it. they're not showing up and finding an increase in price. the decrease might have to happen quickly. for instance, if it's raining, take today, you have to make judgments because you don't know what the weather is going to be. those last-minute decreases would be sudden. but the lower pricing that
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we're proposing in the very early bird rate would be in the public so it would give people an opportunity to come early in the day and enjoy some of these sights so there are benefits on both ends. >> sure. sure. in terms of the increasing, am i correct in that that likely happens in high demand period, kind of peak periods? >> correct. that is the plan. >> given our experience or history at these various attractions, do we know when those are? >> they're midday. they're typically midday. we actually have run numbers on coi tower over the last year to look at the timeline when it's super busy. when it's super busy in the midday, it impacts people's ability to get to the murals so we've been looking at putting extra staff on as well. we've try add lot of things.
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for koi tower, usually 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 is the timeline for those. for the japanese tea garden, it is also in that similar, maybe a little bit later, but that timeline in the day. but later in the day, attendance drops off significantly. we want to encourage people to use those other timelines and we'll-- we'll run the numbers. but we started on koi because i'm closest to it and implement these change. and we also talked about budgeting a ticket at a lower price to get people to go to a different garden that they might not have experienced. this gives us a lot of flexibility to encourage attendance. >> and is the thinking, at least at this point, that it will go from the current $9 to the $13.25 -- >> no. >> or for this particular increase -- almost said surge -- >> please don't. [laughter] >> this particular increase
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might be $11. the next time we do it it might be $12. >> we'll look at impacts and the, you know, the relative difference. buff i think my presentation showed i think we were proposing it going to $ 12 or $11. i prefer to keep coins out of the necessary collection. i think we were thinking if you had an $8 early bird and $9 off peak and then $12 peak time to push people away, we want it to be enough that it pushes people to say, oh, let me go at 11:00 when it's not so busy and then we have to monitor it. we don't want to turn into the bay bridge where there is a huge line to get in just before the -- when the prices go down, right? we have to be flexible around it and test it. and we're going to roll this out cautiously. we'll try it at one site and
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see how that works and then keep adjusting it with plenty of notice, always. >> the last thought then for me would be -- again, i'm in favor of this. the concern i have is around the communication and it would seem that there is some space between the bridge where you rush to get in just before 7:00 a.m. or the other end of the spectrum but that if you -- if we already know the peak periods t data that shows the trend of the attractions, why can't we determine now what the varied pricing levels will be and have it be that versus an anticipation that may be next month or the following month will be something different. >> and put that we're specifically adopting as prices right now without any
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flexibility? i think there are different seasons and different times. i'm 100% behind us -- we want to do this intelligently and it is a data driven, science-driven analysis before we come out with this and we're happy to come out and tell you how it went over the first year and what we did. because it has to be done cautiously and the timing will be different for different sites. >> don't we have dynamic pricing for golf? >> we do. sgofl a little different because people make reservations ahead of time on the computer so they can instantly adjust and we can look at when there is peak
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demand but we're only doing that at harding. the other sites we used it to lower fees when part of the golf course is closed and inclement weather. at harding, we've tried to encourage people to take other times of the day by having higher prices during the peak times and lower prices during the off-peak times. >> can that be used as a model -- >> it doesn't because people don't buy toix ahead of time. with golf, you go online and you make a tee time and you can see right then what you're going to pay. if you show up as a walk-in, it will be a flat rate f. you go in, you can see it so if you look online and look at the harding tee sheet, you see oh, at 9:00, lit cost me $15 more to play than at 11:00 which is the less desirable time.
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and there is no stated tee price at any golf course. it's a computer system that's all flexible. >> may i finish? >> yes, you may. >> and we're not doing that this here. this is so different. >> i'm sorry. you may have your mic back. >> it's quite all right. >> sorry. [laughter] one last comments and for what it's worth and, again, my opinion. i don't think we should spend much more time determining if it's surge, flexible or dynamic. you have eight different definitions under surge. one is the worst and then the other is simply increasing pricing based on high demand. we should haven't that debate anymore. we're trying to figure out the best way for the resources to support our great attractions and that means we'll increase prices. >> when we do, it will be with plenty of notice. >> thank you for your flexibility, commissioner mcdonald. commissioner harrison? >> i was just thinking tour buses have a great impact at -- when they arrive.
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have you contact or given any thought? >> we met with s.f. travel and we'll contact the tour buses tend to buy their tickets at -- in advance so people aren't waiting in line to purchase tickets at the last minute and we'll work with the tour bus operators around that as well. it varies by site. coit tower doesn't have buses, japanese tea garden does. these are each different and that is why we built this with a flexible pricing model so we can adjust based on what's appropriate for a particular site. >> excellent. thank you. >> general manager. [laughter] >> i just wanted to speak to commissioner mcdonald's question about how this would be implemented. and just set a little context which is we're asking you for permission to go to the board of supervisors to bring an ordinance that would allow uss to have this pricing flexibility. once we have that authority, we can then work with our partners at all the sites on
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implementation. as you know, we work with nonprofits et al., but the japanese tea garden are the ones that sell tickets. they are the one who -- ones who do the market and in concert with those people who are professionals at doing that and want to work to attract people, right, to these sites. we'll have more specificity and could offer to come back and report to you at each site because it will differ from site to site whether seasonally outdoor venues are different than indoor venues, right? or time of day. what the framework is. >> commissioner anderson? >> i just want to be sure that we name decreasing pricing tank pricing. [laughter] >> um, ok. [laughter] seeing no more, was there an
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intent to motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> second. >> in all favor? >> aye. >> motion carries. >> we are now on item 8, the em barcadero plaza art installation. >> so, i have a power point presentation. thank you. this is dana ketcham again. i'm here to present a discussion and possible action to authorize the placement of a temporary art installation of a privately funded sculpture entitled gateway tower by sean orlando to be installed at the embarcadero plaza for a period of three months. here is a rendering. i do want to say that this is just a rendering and the doorss will actually intricately carved out of wood. so, will look much less simplistic than it suggests in this picture.
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we spent a lot of time -- actually when i went to operations, it was discussion only because we weren't ready yet but we wanted to lay this out. we spent a lot of time trying to identify a space that worked and we had a meeting with about 20 people wandering around embarcadero plaza, everything from the artists groups to the arts commission to boston properties, to our veterans people, trying to find a good spot where this would look beautiful and also would work with plaza operations and this was the identified spot. it will have a metal base of 22 by 22. which will secure it. here you can site again, rendered into a location. the idea is it is a whimsical, miniature version of coit tower built completely out of doors. the doors will be uniquely varied and inspired by the front doors of the iconic
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victorian painted ladies. at night, the tower will illuminate with both internal and external lighting designs. the artist, sean orlando, has had over 20 years of experience creating public art in san francisco and throughout the country. and he is a fellow at the deyoung museum. the arts commission yesterday was presented before the arts commission and they approved it. it is going to the full arts commission on june 2. the final approval would be conditioned -- would be a condition of our permit. the permit would be for three months. currently looking at july 15 through august 12 which fits between bastille day and the install of the ice rink. it is a $20,000 permit fee. it is sponsored by unisync
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inc., can a local bay company. also structural engineering report to ensure it can withstand all the wind and needs commission approval a. thank you. oh, jill manton from the arts sxhition here and she would like to speak a few words, too. >> ok. reminder, three minutes. >> thank you. good morning, or good afternoon, commissioners. it is a pleasure to be here. sean orlando is the artist, the sculptor who's designed the tower. she did not include the fact that -- probably because we've object recently gotten this information that another artist is here today named tanya seabeck and tanya will paint each of the doors in a very intricate way. she had an international reputation for her ornamentation of architectural structures. so with this information, sean orlando also has a track record.
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he had previously displayed the rocket ship on the embarcadero. and knowing of his track record and in appreciation of dana's -- excuse me, tonya's work, the arts commission did approve this as a temporary installation. i'm happy to answer any questions. actually, let me qualify, the visual arts committee made a recommendation which will be voted on on monday, june 3. >> thank you. >> and i have two cards. alon and tonya. come on up. >> we're representing the artists and if you have any questions we would be happy to answer them. >> thank you. >> no questions? >> nope. >> i do have a question. >> you do have a question.
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>> just thought of one. is it going to be constructed on the site or constructed elsewhere and transported? >> yes, exactly. it will be construct at a warehouse and then brought over and pieced together. >> so, warehouse in the city -- >> in oakland. we've scouted a few places for rent and -- [laughter] >> there is a xhefnlt ok. thank you. -- comment. ok. thank you. >> there anyone else who would like to make public comment on this item? ok. being none, public comment is closed. >> would entertain a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor. >> aye. >> this motion carries. >> we are now on item nine. the civic center planned preferred designs and commissioners this is a presentation and discussion only.
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>> good morning, commissioners, general manager, madelein. i'm stacey bradley, the deputy director of ouren mraiing unit. today i'm very pleased to bring this item before you. as you know, the new playgrounds of the civic center and buy-right kiosk have been a great success and have along with the additional resources by the department and the civic center commons initiative have changed the look and feel of civic center. the item before you today is the presentation on the public realm plan that can guide us into the future and reimagine this area into a functioning, open public space from city hall to market street. i would like to thank the planning department who is going to step you through the presentation as well as my staff and others in the department who have lended their expertise bringing us to where we are. particularly dana, eric, steve, katie and really a number of other people. patrick is going to step you
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through the presentation and he is joined by willett moss of c.m.g., the consult -- consultant driving the team. >> thank you, stacey. good morning, commissioners. it is my pleasure to be here. i'm with san francisco planning department and i'm also assistant plan manager for the civic center public realm plan. we are very excited today to give you an update on the conceptial public space designs for the public realm plan and civic center. we are here in this beautiful -- i'm going to switch mics really quick, in this beautiful bozarts building and in the context of the beautiful bosart's neighborhood. it's one of the most important spaces in san francisco, the heart of our city government and center of arts and culture. its public realm is a fabric that holds together this landmark district.
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having a high quality public realm is important to every neighborhood but take on even greater importance and civic center due to the special role that the area plays for all of us from. protests to celebrations, to everyday life, it is where we all come together. however, public space within the civic center faces many challenges and some of our greatest social problems are most visible in civic center but it is an amazing place of opportunity and we've seen improvements like the playgrounds has really been catalyzing the space as a much more welcoming space to spend time. but there's still much more work to do in the long-term. over the years, the primary focus has been retrofiting its public buildings. while its improvements to the public space has lagged behind that. the most recent plan for public spaces now over 20 years old so it was time for a new vision
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that encapsulates the plans and moves the space forward. since the last plan was created, the area has changed quite a bit. that's undeniable. it's grown as both an arts and cultural district as well as residential neighborhood. more people are living with and working near civic centers placing increased demand on the public realm. the city is taking a coordinated interagency approach. the civic center commons initiative led by the office of economic and workforce development is working to bring more activity and bring public stewardship to spaces today. the civic center public realm plan is creating a vision for future improvements. the two efforts are coordinating on community engagement and creating a strategy to manage the civic center's public spaces now and
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into the future. in addition, the capital improvements as i mentioned like the helen diller civic center placing and the buy-right kiosk, the common initiative has introduced on-site stewards as well as new attractions, programming and amenities like block parties and seatings and something new off the press is a priority promise for 2019 is launching a new friday market in u.n. plaza in partnership with part of the city's farmer's market, which is very exciting. so we have learn add lot from the civic center commons initiative, the near term nicker tiff and the public realm plan is building off these lessons learned. it is designed to create a unified vision for the public spaces. the planning department has led a team made up of eight core city agencies and we have been joined by an excellent consultant team and you'll meet willet moss in a moment.
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as you can see by this map, the plan's primary focus is on three public spaces -- or on the other public spaces connecting city hall to market street as well as we're also considering street design improvements throughout the district with a special focus on growth street. after two years of study in community engagement, our team is finalizing conceptial design of the public spaces and outreach has taken many forms to reach civic centers many diverse stakeholders and this is including three large community workshops, a community working group, made up of local residents, multilingual and youth focus group, surveys both online and in person as well as multiple days of our on site mobile outreach station. so what's next? as i mentioned, we're currently finalizing the concept designs
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of civic center's public spaces this. summer and fall, we'll be working to redefine street design concepts and study those further. and other details. and we'll preb prepare ago draft plan document this summer and fall. following completion of the draft plan document t plan will in turn environmental review and we expect that to take roughly two years. and then while that environmental review is happening, our inner agency team will continue ongoing conversations on all the important phasing, funding and implementation of the plan. the details of which is right now are still under development. so, with that, i'd like to introduce willet moss who will walk us through the concept designs. >> good morning, commissioners. willet moss, c.m.g. landscape architecture. it is an exciting opportunity to come before you after almost
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two years of work with our team, being the city, stakeholders and large ambitious team. we wanted to create a vision for the revitalization for the civic heart of san francisco. this is to make it a place that is a shared resource for the entire city and a place that inspires civic pride. a mandate from the city was to address multiple failings that resulted in generally inhospitable environment that we've seen over the last few decades. car-centric, fragmented. there are no design elements that really create a -- any sort of my investigation. sort of humanizing the size of the spaces and fundamentally there are no reasons to be there and hang out, including the fact that there are no seats in the entire district. so three clear goals with this vision plan.
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one, implement and fulfill the ambitions of the historic over 100-year-old vision for the bosart plan for the entire district. two, ensure the civic center is sustained as our core democratic open space in san francisco. it is a place where people congregate en masse. protest and celebration and, three, within all of that, how to create an environment where people actually want to linger and hang out. based on basic services, places to sit, under trees, access to beauty and nature. opportunities for new kinds of play and recreation. as well as other amenitis that we're live raning in the district. we've had a prolonged engagement process. the project being almost two years old. some way through the process, we created three schemes. these were not proposals. these were ways provoking conversations with the various community and folks involved
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and engaged in the project and elicit responses around at tributes, quality, character and amenities. as patrick noted, we had numerous kinds of outreach. the most specific being in language with communities that had not been accessed by prior engagement. we also had a very effective tool whereby people cut these framework plans into pieces and put them all together which results on what we see on the screen. we have activities that are ongoing and want to be sustained in this environment and district at large. pride gets upwards of 90,000 people. typical events, quarterly basis 15 to 30 that can be accommodated within civic center plaza. there are a variety of groups around this environment from
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the neighborhood that is essentially underserved in the tender, central soma and the culture corridor along grove street and start to leverage various cultural *ins -- institutions. so one sort of planning and design tool that we use to make sense of all of these inputs was this gradient of civic to cultural to neighborhood that moves down the civic spine established by the bosar,'s plan from city hall to market street. civic center plaza, reinstalling the formality and grandeur that we associate with city hall. fulton street being modified for cultural event and program to support ongoing activities. in the asian art museum and in the library. and then shifting to u.n. plazas as we know it, great success of the market, but live raning that further greating more of an efficient space for
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them to work and then taking that sort of derelict dog leg that is leavenworth and transforming that into a neighborhood park, a mini park that becomes an environment that serves the tenderloin but is a gateway into the tenderloin and back into the new civic center district as it's defined in this vision plan. so, i'll pause here for a second and just want to reiterate the historic bosart's plan as the foundational framework for organizing these spaces t.s plan comes from a structured 19th century. it is very symmetrical. everything is on axis. it's very static. a problem with them is that they're not working with the adjacent buildings, relative to the adjacent buildings having ground floor uses and there was no program ever considered for these kinds of environments. we'll get to that. civic center plaza. the historic bosart's plan was
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frame of mind by double row trees and objectified in essence. the playgrounds are retained and doubled down on their leverage so we have these gardens of delight. there are winding benches that protect planting that create a new garden setting for these playgrounds. we'red aing more planting in these gardens of memory inspired by the fact that this was, in fact, the old cemetery in the center of town and these elements and fragments from that cemetery were discovered in the construction of the garage underneath. thinking, though, and looking forward, maybe the ed lee memorial tree moves to this environment and we start to tell storis in this space. all of these elements had to this idea of daily life around the perimeter of this big space that we need to accommodate these huge event. design challenge, how do you break down that sense of scale and space and make it usable. two lawns here provide that. they soften the environment in the hardscape and support the
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soma soccer program. there is an idea of a sheet of water that's essentially a fountain that's playful and the elderly and everyone can run through it. this occupies the middle. it can be drained and turned off in a snap for big event. here you see that so-called fountain on a typical day. the idea that it is a draw. it's elegant. and reflects kind of the grandeur of the bosar,'s environment while being a playful attribute. you can see the september triof the major access from city hall to market streetments here we're standing with our back to these gardens of memory that frame the lawns in the core central space. here we're looking at the garden of life. this idea of long-running bench, necessary to protect the planting. because imagine you know all of these people coming through and trampling everything. big events. how do we get access to planting and nature in this environment.
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protection through benching and seating which is part of the our basic services to this environment, make it inclusive a really good tool. view from up on top of one of the existing structures. it is an incredible opportunity recommended to everyone. when you get to go above and a high point over civic center plaza, it is rare that you get that, unless you happen to know the mayor and you're standing on the balcony. here you see the various elements, the idea you have synergy between bathrooms, food and beverage and the bench of delight that can accommodate school groups and families and sit on that bench and watch your kids tear off on to the lawn or into the fountain. reinforcing this access across the park. you can see this axial relationship opened up now with a view of bill graham directly across the way. this image shows potential
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transformation of groves street, a single block. it could be shut down to traffic in this block, becoming another very flexible multiuse plaza for any number of events. most significantly is the idea of kao*if. -- of kind of giving that a street frontage. a dark, foreboding frontage that is basically dead all the time on bill graham. and underneath that canopy, introducing food and beverage as well with a new facility that gives you access to brook's hall on the plaza side. essentially you're making a street with these new activities. moving on to fulton. again, this is the idea of a cultural space informed by all the activity and programming. our grade a rated library group spilling out now on to the terrace. the asian art museum with a sculpture along its age. -- edge. however here, we have introduced two lawns. these are sized to support the summer soccer program, adding planting to this environment. and they also become
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multipurpose, multiuse and frame a flexible plaza in between. access to the asian is restored. currently you can't get in there right there. and we're looking at adding two pavilions on the sort of quiet terrace as it is now underutilized on the library side. these pavilions would house bathrooms and potentially fods and beverage. here you see a view looking back to city hall. one of the pavilions activating the library frontage that is dead space, essentially. the view standing on that very terrace looking out over this transformed fulton street which is right now a parking lot. [sirens] best of all worlds that we can use this space at night when it is not blowing heavily with wind and residents can come down. and convene together.
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u.n. plaza. the market so successful that right now it is actually compromised by some of the design elements that are there. there are curbs in the way. they can't organize behind the tents t. the idea to smooth out this space maintaining core elements and structure to the space including the later edition of the grant in its columns that mark that access. the halpern fountain in this proposal is modified to allow for universal access so people who are in wheelchairs and aren't able-bodied can get into that space and experience being in it without the huge depression that right now is foreboding and inaccessible. and then you see on leavenworth, the transformation with smaller amenities for neighborhood park facilities such as a dog park that is much needed and various recreational elements in the mini park setting. i think finally there's this idea of a new station pavilion
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we've been working with bart they're rebuilding many of the station entrances around the bay area. the idea for this pavilion is that it is a multifunctional structure. you have a grand protected entrance into the bart. you have a market hall open, flexible on the ground floor and upstairs in this beacon you have community space. you live in the tenderloin, this is where you can go. here's the market we know and love that is a great force of nature and activating and humanizing the plaza as it is today. here's a look at the bart entrance. you see the escalator entrance covered and enclosed in that image to the lower left. this gateway of leavenworth mini park. we know u.c. ha*itsing developing a lot. it is coming up and becoming an environment and similarly our aspirations for civic center plaza. this becomes a gateway as well as neighborhood amenity. completely revitalized from what it is now.
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and leveraging the new investment. new owner and various buildings right here. again, keeping the halpern fountain, thinking about that if terms of access, connecting its physically and so that people can get through it, up to leavenworth where right now you can't and organizing the storm water. you see the conversation now with this new gateway pavilion at bart. and this forms much more of a significant and present gateway from market street back to city hall. so u.n. plaza has more of a purpose and function in terms of planning principles. you have a wonderful civil engineer on the team, lotus water. we've had an incredibly comprehensive approach dealing with water on the sigh. there is a ton of water pumped out of all the surrounding ba basements and put them into the
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sewer system, surcharging them in a way that is not necessary. we're proposing mining that water. a lot of it will be used for irritation. we have more water than we can imagine for irrigation. a lot of it will be moved to a cistern to be made potable for an emergency event. you can come to civic center and emergency event and know that among other things, that you can have potable water. and like i said, retooling the halpern fountain so that it is detaining water in a big storm event, not solving but taking the pressure off of flooding events downstream in soma and the mission. so all very am bibinger. -- ambitious. it is an exciting plan and we have great confidence in relation to the aspirations that we've done over the years. so we're available for questions and thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. that's an exciting plan and
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let's build it. commissioner anderson? >> it's quite beautiful. i'm very excited. i drive next to bill graham auditorium on larkin every single day and it is quite a gathering place for down and out souls. so i was wondering if part of the conversation would be to doing something along the larkin street, too. i'd like to put in a plug so it could. >> sure. are you referring to the fulton side and the plaza edge as well on larkin street? >> i'm talk about when i come from the other side of the city -- >> from market. >> i cross market and then that becomes larkin, right? >> right. >> there's bill graham auditorium on my left. >> right, right. yeah. so as -- >> and i guess there is a sort of parking lot attached to the bank on the other sigh. >> right. there's a weirdly shaped parcel. >> a gathering place for the
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lost souls and i see stuff there you don't want to see. >> right. that is a great point and the plan is looking hollistickly at the public spaces. so a plan for larkin street, which is still under modeling and working through details with the m.t.a. is for expansion of the roadway edge to provide more pedestrian space and more amenity for pedestrians and activation. i think you are referencing kind of the weird shaped parking lot next to the bank and some of those empty spaces that don't feel so great. one of the proposals there is to take the flagpoles that are currently within civic center plaza and kind of reposition them in those empty spaces as a flagpole grove. and have that amenity at that space. so, while all of this is at the conceptial level, that's kind of the vision for theirs to offer additional programming in these otherwise empty spaces and create an amenity there. >> ok.
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>> there anyone who would like to make a public comment on this item? please come up. a reminder, you have three minutes. >> hi, i'm a san francisco resident and california native plant society. and i appreciate that there will be new plantings with the lovely new civic center redesign. but to meet the biodiversity resolution for both san francisco and california, please plant only california native plants. california native plants are the plants that can sustain our local critters, butterflies and the bees and the birds. nonnative plants, the plants that have been planted so frequently in san francisco and that might meet your visual coherence for the bosart area,
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those don't support native butterflies and local residents and other people may be plant blind, but everybody notices butterflies and the magic of butterflies and butterflies at the exception of the london hybrid that supports one butterfly t california native plants can support some of them hundreds of butterflies. so, please consider using california native plans so that they will feed our native critters. the nonnative plants, they serve the butterflies. so, thank you for considering this to feed and provide habitat for our native critters and enhance the health of san francisco residents and our children. thank you. >> thank you. >> there anyone else who would like to make public comment on this item? richard? >> hello again. i was just looking at the way
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you shown over there and having this children's play area here when they get off the bus and walk by. i didn't see any mention of upgrading that type of children's play area and i look at the way down tend there where they have the fountain, i think they will be bringing in plant growth in there. i'm not sure. i was looking at the scene. i think there is a bigger problem of having all of that water underneath there. so i guess they're going to have to spend more time with engineering. there is a lot of water as the person in charge that just spoken about, that kind of stuff. is this discussion sa so* that we're not getting into too many specific and the soil from
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different wars that's like a sanctified place where veterans sometimes go to and i don't see too many evens held there. but of the design including the leavenworth street park, that part seems like it goes under neglect very often. sometimes the lawn isn't mowed and i've walked by there before and i walk by again and i see nothing has been done around that particular side street there. but the idea on the main promenade area, that part when you have like the fountain, i think there should be a little bit more to support the structure around the side to it instead of just slippery, wet and anything else like that. nothing very much.
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just simple discussion issues. thank you. >> thank you. >> anyone else who would like to make public comments on this item? ok. being none, this item is closed. this was discussion only. we're now on item 10, which is general public comments conned from four. is there anyone here who did not comment under item four who would like to comment on item 10? ok. being none, this item is closed. commissioners, we're on item 11, closed session s. there anyone who would like to make public comment on closed session? ok. being none, public comment is closed. we do need a vote on whether to go into closed session to confer with legal counsel. >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor. >> aye. >> ok. if you could hold on just a minute.
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>> commissioners, we have reconvened into open session. so, we're on item 11e. i need a motion on whether to report on actions taken in closed session. >> move to not. >> second. >> all in favor. >> aye. >> motion carries. >> and then 11f, which is a vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussions held in closed discussion. >> do not -- move to not disclose. >> second. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye.
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>> thank you, commissioners. we're now on item 12. commissioners matters. are there any commissioners matters? >> i would like to, as appropriate, have the following topics revisited with the commission the concerns brought around some of the needs at the jackson playground, which came up in the public comment and i would like, as soon as possible, a status report on the encroachment issue at the bernal heights park. >> ok. any other commissioners? >> if the jackson park item is wholly separate, i'd like an update on the bond planning? if they're connected, they can be one item. i'm not looking far separate item. >> thank you for the clarification. any public comment on this item?
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being none, public comment is closed. we're on item 13. new business agenda setting. commissioners, any public comment? public comment is closed. we are on item 14. communications. hear any public comment? public comment is closed. we're on item 15, adjournment. >> commissioners, i would like to, on behalf of the commission, move for adjournment in memory of dr. mariane mcarthur, who was a distinguished physician in the sacramento area. he and his wife phyllis raised five wonderful children and i think dr. marion mcarthur's success is right before us by raising a wonderful daughter by the name of margaret anne mcarthur and our deepest
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condolences and sympathis to you and your family and your mother phyllis and our best regards to your father. >> second. >> all in favor -- >> aye. >> aye. >> we're adjourned. >> thank you for that, commissione week. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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the san francisco. the reporter: has many opportunities to get out and placing play a 4 thousand acres of play rec and park has a place win the high sincerely the place to remove user from the upper life and transform into one of mother nachdz place go into the rec and park camp mather located one hundred and 80 square miles from the bay bridge past the oakland bridge and on and on camp mather the city owned sierra nevada camping facility is outings outside the gate of yosemite park it dates back before the area became is a
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popular vacation it i sites it was home to indians who made the camp where the coral now stands up and artifacts are found sometimes arrest this was the tree that the native people calm for the ac accordions that had a high food value the acorns were fatally off the trees in september but they would come up prosecute the foothills and were recipe the same as the people that came to camp camp is celebrating it's 90th year and the indians were up here for 4 thousand we see every day of them in the grinding rocks around the camp we have about 15 grinding sites in came so it was a major summer report
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area for the 92 hawks. >> through there are signs that prosperity were in the area it was not until the early part of the century with the 76 began the construction of damn in helpfully a say mill was billed open the left hand of the math for the construction by which lake was used to float logs needed for the project at the same time the yosemite park and company used the other side of the camp to house tourists interesting in seeing the national park and the constructions of damn when the u son damn was completed many of the facilities were not needed
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then the city of san francisco donated the property it was named camp mather the first director it was named after him tuesday morning away amongst the pine the giant sequoia is the giants inventories first name if our title is camp means there's going to be dirt and bugs and so long as you can get past that part this place it pretty awesome i see i see. >> with a little taste of freedom from the city life you can soak up the country life
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with swimming and volley ball and swimming and horseback riding there you go buddy. >> we do offer and really good amount of programming and give a sample p of san francisco rec and park department has to offer hopefully we've been here 90 years my camp name is falcon i'm a recession he leader i've been leading the bill clinton and anarchy and have had sometimes arts and crafts
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a lot of our guests have been coming for many years and have almost glutin up, up here he activity or children activity or parent activity here at camp mather you are experiencing as a family without having to get into a car and drive somewhere fill your day with with what can to back fun at the majestic life the essence of camp mather
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one thing a that's been interesting i think as it evolves there's no representation here oh, there's no representation so all the adults are engine i you know disconnected so there's more connection the adults and parents are really friendly but i think in our modern culture i you know everyone's is used to be on their phones and people are eager to engagement and talk they don't have their social media so here they are at camp mather how are i doing. >> how are you doing it has over one hundred hundred cabins those rustic structures gives camp mather the old
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atmosphere that enhances the total wilderness experience and old woolen dressers and poaches and rug i do lay out people want to decorate the front of thaifr their cabins and front poefrnz their living room is outside in this awesome environment they're not inviting their guests inside where the berms are people get creative with the latin-american and the bull frogs start the trees grow and camp mather is seen in a different light we're approaching dinner time in the construction of the hetch hetchy damn the yosemite park
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built jackson diane hauling hall to serve the guests it does was it dbe does best service s serve the food. >> i'm the executive chef i served over 15 hundred meals a day for the camp mather folks breakfasts are pancakes and french toast and skranld eggs and hash brown's our meal formulate is we have roost lion it's reflecting of the audience we have people love our meals and love the idea they can pick up a meal and do worry about doing the
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dishes can have a great time at camp mather after camp people indulge themselves everyone racks go in a place that's crisis that i air after the crackinging of a campfire a campfire. >> the evening is kept up with a tenant show a longed tradition it features music i tried this trick and - this talent show is famous for traditional things but we have
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new things ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the first 7, 8, 9 being on stage and being embarrassed and doing random things >> unlike my anothers twinkling stars are an unforcible memory ♪ ♪ ♪ admission to camp mather is through a lottery it includes meals and camp programs remember all applicant registration on line into a lottery and have a rec and park department family account to register registration typically begins the first week of january
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and ends the first week in february this hey sierra oasis is a great place to enjoy lifeiest outside of the hustle and bustle and kickback and enjoy and a half >> everything is so huge and beautiful. >> the children grew up her playing around and riding their bites e bicycles it's a great place to let the children see what's outside of the city common experience is a this unique camp when you get lost in the high sierra