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formally -- formerly incarcerated youth on committees and panels, similar to the youth, and incentivize the priorities of being on these panels and also to make monetary investments that support young people in and around the juvenile justice system? and our last point, we would like to reform the cash bail system as it's an unfair system that unnecessarily impacts low-income communities that don't necessarily have kbhaacc to that monetary bail.
[inaudible] >> -- s.f. children of incarcerated parents bill of rights. it explicitly details the rights of young children with parents in systems of incarcerations, the issues they deal witand explicitly detail their rights. so our second point on priority five is to create a school district -- school district liaison role inside of jails to support students with incarcerated parents and support connections within the school district for students with incarcerated parents. our fourth and final point is to ensure regular evaluations
of the police department's youth at time of arrest protocols set forth in d.g.o. 7.04. this program trains new officers in, like, situations of arrest where there are children present because we think it's important, especially going back to the juvenile trauma of people in the juvenile justice system, seeing very harsh arrest situations of your parents or family members can be very, like, negatively impactful on young people, and we would like to make sure that all police officers in sfpd's department are trained in arrest protocols, including young people, and using the basis of these training programs by taking the experiences of young people who were present at their parents -- at the time of their parents' arrest and making sure their voices are included in these training programs. thank you. >> good afternoon. my name is alexander.
i am also a mayoral appointee. i'm representing priority 6, which is implement and invest in san francisco police department's juvenile resource officers and san francisco unified school district's youth cognitive development trainings and culturally relevant youth trainings. the first is required trainings for police officers on youth focused deescalation tactics. the youth commission has -- the youth commission strongly advocates that there be -- that there be trainings throughout the san francisco police department for all officers that focus on interacting with youth because youth brains do not develop fully until they're around 25, and we need -- and the san francisco police department -- we advocate each officer receives these trainings, so if they're interacting with a youth, that
they're not be sort of any escalation of this interaction, that there be sort of a general sense of calm, that the youth does not feel sort of threatened. and also, we want the trainings to deal -- to also deal with trauma because we don't want the youth to experience any trauma during these interactions which should not any ways invoke trauma. we advocate that -- we the youth commission advocate that there be widespread youth trainings for all. we ask that they expand these trainings for the school resource officers and juvenile probation department especially because these two subsets of the police department interact and are bound to interact with
youth more frequently, and we advocate that they be for all people working in these categories. the mayor and the board of supervisors ensure wide spread distribution of know your rights initiative. over the years, the youth commission has worked with the police commission of accountability on the know your rights program. one is pamphlets that explicitly explains the rights that youth have with police. for example, the recent edition of the all 17 year olds do need representation. the other is workshop for youth that are sort of all -- that deal with possible interactions and possible instances where
they could be talking with police. so we want to make sure that the board of supervisors and mayor distributes the pamphlets where youth congregate. so for instance, san francisco unified school district, social media, and other places that youth congregate, such as rec centers in order to make sure that youth get the information that they need and the information that they should get when dealing with police interactions. and then, the next is to widen and expand the youth-police interactions that we've started this year. so the youth commission's transformative justice committee has hosted a youth police roundtable this past march. they've met with chief scott many times, and they've also talked with other members of the police department and had other meetings to start building bridges and start
getting more work done regarding to several issues with justice for youth, so we want to expand that, and some of that involves having a quarter -- having a quarterly plea -- chief youth advisory roundtable. we also want there to be an annual youth police roundtable. and also more -- and also, we want there to be a youth seat on the police commission so that the police commission can have -- while dealing with issues pertaining to youth can have an actual voice of a youth on that commission to help with navigating decisions regarding youth in the police department. turn it over to commissioner dong. >> we just want to acknowledge some of our community partners and city partners for helping us and inviting our budget and
policy priorities? this concludes our presentation, and we will be available for questions if you have any. >> chair fewer: president yee? >> president yee: yeah. i just want to thank the youth for coming out and probably the whole youth commission in putting this plan together. it looks like it's been well thought out, and there's -- everything that you presented today was really exciting. i'm excited to see youth, those 16 come back. i know we made an attempt to get that passed a few years ago, and several of the youth that came from my district were
actually disappointed. i'm hoping that with this time around, that with all your help and everybody's help on the board of supervisors, that we can get this passed. so i will volunteer myself to help you pass that. the other thing -- the idea of having a youth representative on the youth -- on the police commission is a great idea. i think we have that in other entities, whether it's city college board. they have a student rep. on the san francisco unified school district, they have a student rep on that board, so nothing new. i think we need a voice there that's representing the youth. so if that's something we need to do regarding an ordinance, i will help do that.
thank you. >> chair fewer: thank you. supervisor ronen? >> supervisor ronen: i just want to say i think you made my day because despite my advanced age, i agree with every one of your recommendations, and am really proud to be working on some of them. go closure of juvenile hall yesterday, 10-1 vote. it was pretty amazing. yes, snap for that. i also just want to echo and mention that it's really frustrating that we haven't opened up the t.a.y. navigation center yet. the fact that we have put money in the budget two years, and the fact that we still don't know if there's a site that's feasible is extremely, extremely frustrating. i was talking to jeff kosinski,
the director of supportive and homeless housing about it. i know we're looking in district 5 specifically for the site because that is where most of the homeless youth in our city are, but there comes a point where we have to look close by if we can't open it right in district 35 because it's not okay that we've now gone 2 years with the site funded or the program funded and no site found. so i wanted to echo and share your priority in that direction and hope to work with you in really pushing to get some final action on that. but overall, just such a great, thoughtful report and set of priorities. you make us proud, and so glad we have a youth commission in san francisco because your voice is so critical. and it's also an important
check on adults who are, you know, writing our laws and are focused in the right places and are making the right policies and youth agree with some of this direction -- or disagree, but it's really important to know that. thank you so much for all of your hard work. >> sorry. through the chair, if i may address that. thank you for your support, and also our full report in mock up form here, we'll be distributing that very soon to your offices, and it has a lot of background information and statistics and sort of elements that we hope that you can review when it comes out. >> chair fewer: okay. thank you. supervisor mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: yeah, i'll be brief. i just wanted to say how impressed i was by this presentation, by this extraordinary document. we talked the last time you
were here in february about unfulfilled promises, the t.a.y. navigation and homeless transition for a.g.s, and i hope that the city will move more aggressively over the next year on fulfilling some of those promises than we have over the past years. so hoping that in the near term, we can figure out a way to get the juvenile facility closed, as well. so thank you, youth commission. >> chair fewer: thank you. [please stand by]
the main language. 54 languages are spoken in the san francisco school district. i want to say that i think the housing site that the one that is in g5, i hope this is in the housing bond to complete that. it hadn't been completed yet. i would like to see some permanent support of housing for our youth. the navigation center is only for 90 days. it is not a permanent solution. millions of dollars go to this. i would actually see permanent housing. i want to commend you. this is great. again, i would say the committees we have set up with the school district, also with city college. we also want city college to capture through a voting
registration which i don't see. i have been to city college to register folks, i don't see a robust effort. a lot of the kids graduate at the age of 17. you can register a year earlier actually than 18. perfect when there is required course that is an apg course required for graduation we add that to the curriculum so every student with the ability to vote, hopefully everyone, those particularly who have proper documentation in this country will be able to vote, also, and every voice will be heard. i want to thank you very much. i look forward to hearing more about this. when i look at this what i don't see are sort of the budget asks for this.
how we operate here is people have a list and a little thing that says how much money should be allocated. that takes another step of thought. how much would it take to add caughtly implement this? in which budget should it go into? if you want workshops should that be out of the police budget, out of which budget should that come from or is it something that the youth commission wanted to take on themselves to help design that? anyway, i think that what as this committee looks to is actually a budget number. again, i was a big supporter of 16. i did a video awhile ago. i don't know if you still have those in the archives. i will say that it is promising,
and it is time where this country is around the lack of participation of people voting. this particular election in 2016 has sparked interest in people that they know they must actually voice their opinion about things like student debt, like gun control, like a future for our youth here in the world but also in our country. thank you. any other comments? >> supervisor stefani: i want to thank you all for coming out and sharing your perspective. it is great to hear from the youth and i want to encourage you to engage with me as i continue my work on the blue ribbon panel with the juvenile justice system.
it is something i care deeply about. there are many ways to repurpose juvenile hall in a way that is going to better outcomes for youth. as we develop plans to deal with the problems that have been mentioned, i encourage you to engage with me as i continue my work on the blue ribbon panel. thank you. >> thank you so much. we will be reaching out to you about that. thank you. >> just, chair fewer, to respond to your question about budget numbers. for this committee the youth commission has limited capacity. we have been trying to bring up the policy considerations. i think this year we will probably not be able to come with a more elaborate report on actual numbers. we will take that request into
consideration and think about ways to try to adjust our capacity to provide that in coming years. it will help all of us to sort of figure out, you know, what we can do, when, how we can accomplish these recommendations. >> thank you very much. madam clerk, i would like to file this item. i make a motion. could i have a second. supervisor mandelman, thank you very much. is there any other business before us today? >> we are adjourned. welcome to
did you know that many buildings in san francisco are not bolted to the foundation on today's episode we'll learn how the option to bolt our foundation in an earthquake. >> hi, everybody welcome to another episode of stay safe i'm the director of earthquake safety in the city and county of san francisco i'm joined by a friend matt. >> thank you thanks for being with us we're in a garage but at the el cap center south of market in san francisco what
we've done a simulated the garage to show you what it is like to make the improvements and reduce the reflexes of earthquake we're looking at foundation bolts what do they do. >> the foundation bolts are one of the strengthening system they hold the lowest piece of wood onto the foundation that prevents the allows from sliding during an earthquake that is a bolt over the original construction and these are typically put in along the foundation to secure the house to the foundation one of the things we'll show you many types of bolts let's go outside and show the vufrdz we're outside the epic center in downtown san francisco we'll show 3 different types of bolts we have a e poxy
anchor. >> it is a type of anchor that is adhesive and this is a rod we'll embed both the awe hey that embeds it into the foundation that will flip over a big square washer so it secured the mud sell to the foundation we'll need to big drill luckily we have peter from the company that will help us drill the first hole. >> so, now we have the hole drilled i'll stick the bolt in and e post-office box it. >> that wouldn't be a bad idea but the dust will prevent the e post-office box from bonding we need to clean the hole out
first. >> so, now we have properly cleaned hole what's the next step. >> the next step to use e post-office box 2 consultants that mixes this together and get them into tubes and put a notice he will into the hole and put the e post-office box slowly and have a hole with e post-office box. >> now it is important to worm or remember when you bolt our own foundation you have to go to 9 department of building inspection and get a permit before you start what should we look at next what i did next bolt. >> a couple of anchors that expand and we can try to next that will take a hole that hole is drilled slightly larger
marathon the anchor size for the e post-office box to flow around the anchor and at expansion is going into the hole the same dinning room we'll switch tamet so, now we have the second hole drilled what next. >> this is the anchor and this one has hard and steel threads that cuts their way into the concrete it is a ti ton anchor with the same large square so
similar this didn't require e post-office box. >> that's correct you don't needed for the e post-office box to adhere overnight it will stick more easily. >> and so, now it is good to go is that it. >> that's it. >> the third anchor is a universal foundation plate when you don't have room above our foundation to drill from the
top. >> so, now we have our foundation plate and the tightened screw a couple of ways to take care of a foundation what's the best. >> the best one depends on what your house is like and our contractors experience they're sometimes considered the cadillac anchor and triplely instead of not witting for the e post-office box this is essentially to use when you don't have the overhead for the foundation it really depends on the contractor and engineering what they prefer. >> talking to a qualified professional and see what
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>> chair peskin: good afternoon and welcome to the land use and transportation committee of the board of supervisors. i am the chair of this committee, aaron peskin, joined to my right by supervisor ahsha safai and sitting in for supervisor matt haney is supervisor gordon mar. miss clerk, do we have any announcements? >> clerk: yes. [agenda item read]. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss major. could you please call the first item. >> clerk: yes. would you like to make a motion to excuse supervisor haney in the meantime? >> chair peskin: i believe that supervisor haney is going to be
joining us shortly. i can make a motion to excuse him for the first items until he gets here, so i will do that. i would like to make a motion to excuse supervisor haney until he arrives. that motion will be passed without objection. first item, please. >> clerk: item 1 is a motion initiating the process to install plaques at 3899 20th streets to commemorate them as the few working fire hydrants during the fire of 1906. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss major. i think this item is really cool. there are a handful of fire hydrants that unlike vanness, survive and continue to provide water to a number of engines, and as we deal with things like the eser bonds and the seawall
bond, and we all know the reality of not if, but when, we have a 70% chance of a major seismic event in san francisco, honoring these fire hydrants with commemorative plaques is good for the city, good for history. before i bring up the guardians of the city, i would like to start with our department of public works, mr. jeremy spitz. mr. spitz, the floor is yours. >> good afternoon, chair peskin, supervisors, my name is jeremy spitz. i will say that public works is
in support of this resolution and we're happy to support this process going forward. i can go through the process if there's any questions, but i can turn it over to kyle to give some opening remarks and i can answer any questions if needed. >> chair peskin: thank you, mr. spitz. my bad. i should have said that this resolution has been sponsored by our colleague where in those miraculous fire hydrants exist, and on behalf of supervisor mandelman, kyle sweeley. >> good afternoon, supervisors. kyle sweeley on behalf of supervisor raphael mandelman. the hydrants have over time taken on affectionate names. the little giant on 20th street
near dolores park and the twins near vanness. each year, the residents paint them and leave flowers at them to celebrate their history. what we want to do is intend to provide a plaque on each to commemorate the water that each one of these delivered to stop the spread of the 1906 fire. we have james lee here. he is the guardian chair, as well as jeremy spitz from d.p.w. who can answer any questions. thank you, members, for your time and consideration. >> chair peskin: thank you, chair, and so far as we heard
from kyle, james lee? >> thank you. through a resolution from the board in 2012, we were challenged with the job of protecting all of public safety and history in the city and county of san francisco, find surplus documents, log books, etc. they send them over to us, and we preserve them, categorize them, and make them available for public display and consumption. so with that, we're asking that the three hydrants be memorialized with a plaque, but on that plaque, there will be a board of supervisors resolution which will allow public citizens, through our website or the board, clerk of the
board to find out why these hydrants are memorialized. so if there are any questions from this committee, i'd be more than willing to answer. >> chair peskin: thank you, mr. lee. i have one question. does your organization have any fees relevant to the installation of said plaques? >> i asked, and there's some cost that this organization will have to bear. we're a nonprofit organization that lives and dies by public subscription, so if there's anything that this board or board of supervisors committee can do to alleviate that, that would be greatly appreciated. >> chair peskin: deputy city attorney givner, is there any way that we can waive the fees which i believe total approximately $700 american?
>> mr. givner: deputy city attorney jon givner. the board could waive the fees, but that's not something that can be introduced today, but a supervisor could introduce to waive those fees. >> chair peskin: thank you. so to the office of supervisor mandelman, if you would like to ask the resolution to waive the $700 pass, i would imagine it would. i want to thank the guardians for their preservation of city history. this is an organization that holds a number of old pumpers and engines that are sitting on treasure island exposed to the elements, and i intend to hold a hearing and take future actions on what we can do as a city to better steward those historic resources, so i just
wanted mr. -- captain lee to know that, and mr. smeley, you can take that back to supervisor mandelman, maybe hold a bake sale. and seeing no names on the roster, i'll open this up for public comment. is there any public comment or questions for captain lee? seeing none, i will close public comment and make a motion to send this to the full board with a positive recommendation, and we will take that without objection. madam clerk, next item, please. >> thank you, mr. peskin. >> chair peskin: thank you, mr. lee. [agenda item read].
>> chair peskin: so this resolution which urges the hearing that we are about to have based on the actions that the m.t.a. and san francisco international airport have taken with regard to rules around taxi pick ups and t.n.c. pick ups at san francisco international airport in san mateo county was introduced by supervisor safai, and i will turn th turnov turn over this hearing to supervisor safai. supervisor safai, the floor is yours. and i would say that we have been joined by supervisor sandra lee fewer from the board and we may be joined by others as there is interest on this issue. we have heard from taxi drivers
who bought medallions about the suffering they are going through. and with that, supervisor safai, the floor is yours. >> supervisor safai: i want to thank the airport for coming out today, and sfmta, and the taxi drivers. this is something that i think has been vexing san francisco for some time. i know that supervisor fewer and supervisor haney and i were discussing this. it's one of the reasons it was motivated by chair peskin. we've heard over and over again from individuals that purchased their medallions and what that mean to those purchased medallion holders, and how they feel like they got left out. i know that sfmta has made an
attempt to adjust that and is thinking primarily about how that impacts purchased medallion holders, but there were also some pre-k holders that were a part of this decision. this decision boils down to restricting access to the airport or increasing access to the airport. but there was a secondary goal, and that was to increase taxi service in the city and county of san francisco. i know for all of us, that's important for seniors, that's important for us that are disabled. that's also important to connect and work with accessing other forms of transportation. so we wanted to have this hearing and give the appropriate amount of time to look at the data, althou. although that data might not be complete, we certainly have a snapshot now of some of the early changes that have resulted. have we actually helped those that purchased their
medallions? have we decreased or increased taxis at the airport in terms of access for those who need it most? i can tell you myself personally when we had -- my own family was in a very severe accident, and no one was hurt. but i can tell you i jumped in a taxi at the airport and i was home in 15 minutes, and i wasn't waiting for somebody to pick me up. so taxis serve many different purposes even in situations of emergencies. so we want to look at the data today, and we want to get some answers to our questions. i wanted to give the opportunity to chair peskin if he wanted to say some remarks, and chair fewer, and thank you for joining us on this.
>> chair peskin: so i will defer to supervisor fewer. i do have a few remarks, but i do want to thank supervisor safai for having this hearing and asking these questions. supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: thank you, chair. and colleagues, i want to thank you for holding these hearings so we can evaluate the new medallion rules set forth at s.f.o. i have been very concerned for the taxi industry, and not for the medallion holders that purchased the medallions for $250,000 and $125,000, but for those that have earned their medallions.
i want to say that i'm here today to hear about an update on what is happening at s.f.o. i'd read in the newspaper that we have some positive results, but i just want to also say that this is not the real solution to what is happening to taxi drivers and to those that are still paying off the $250,000 on their medallions. and then, i am a little concerned that we are still selling taxi medallions to people or to the industry when in fact we are learning more and more that these medallions are losing value every day. so i think it's a very complicated issue. i have gone before the m.t.a. board myself to remedy this. i personally don't see any way out except to actually blow up the whole thing and redesign
the whole thing all over again. but i am here to learn, and i offer my apologies that i am unable to stay for the whole hearing because i have another meeting. but i also want to say that this is the first steps, again, a band-aid on the real big issue. >> supervisor safai: thank you, supervisor fewer. i know you've been consistently engaged in this issue. chair peskin. >> chair peskin: so let me thank both of my colleagues who have spoken for their comments. and without making light of it, when i first ran for supervisor in the year 2000, which is getting on to 20 years, i would walk up to the corner and would
do something kind of odd, which is walk up to random people and tell them i was running for supervisor. people would tell me about landlord-tenant issues and potholes, and when i ran, i had no idea that i would spend a large amount of my time on taxi issues. this is long before the advent of machines that have complete changed the face of transportation in cities across america and the world. and in those days, every aspect of taxi regulation was under the jurisdiction of the government, which part of the government that governs that has changed over time, for which i am somewhat or
partially responsible. but whether it was the gates, the drop, the rates, the number of medallions that we issued, that was part of a regulatory scheme not only in san francisco but chicago and you-name-it. i could write a doctoral dissertation on this, but i'm never going to get a doctorate. there's plenty of blame to go around. there's plenty of blame on the industry that fought the government on the issuance of more medallions when the part of the city that i represent was well served by the taxi industry but folks in the outer sunset and the bayview and supervisor safai's district couldn't get a taxi to save their lives. that was part of the problem. and then, of course, was the advent of the t.n.c. companies.
and i do want to say that many of you, mr. drury, will remember her name, miss hayashi, former deputy city attorney, did god's work in trying to stop the california public utilities commission -- no relation to the san francisco public utilities commission that provides our water and sewer, mr. scarpulla, but your best bet is to go and work in sacramento and preempt any regulatory attempts. and here you are. and i agree with supervisor fewer, that this has been devastating to a whole bunch of people who made their livings and indeed it was a living in the taxi industry. and as the entire world was
changing, we the city, by and through the sfmta, that we would do what other cities had been doing, that we would sell these medallions at the moment that they became a lot less valuable. and so we hear literally every tuesday from folks who bought these medallions, and our hearts go out to you. we are aware that this is also the subject of litigation -- which, by the way, is not what should motivate us. and i do concur with supervisor fewer, it's not just about the people that purchased them, it's about the people that earned them. there's a third class of folks, the pre-k, and i think it's 176 medallions that are earned by
133 individuals. i'm making that number up, too, but we'll get a powerpoint presentation in a minute. but this is all by way of saying that i sincerely appreciate s.f.o. and miss tran and the sfmta who are cooperating in a way that you rarely see between two agencies, particularly, two agencies that actually have little if any relationship with one another. the only place that the city and county of san francisco can regulate t.n.c.s ironically is in another county, where we have an airport that we own that is not subject to the preemption by the california public utilities commission. and i want to thank the leadership of san francisco international airport for being so cooperative and look forward to the presentation that will
be forthcoming. and with that, i will turn it back over to supervisor safai after that cliff notes of my doctoral dissertation. >> supervisor safai: no, i think that sets the context. i think it plays to many of our sympathies. i think it's sad to see someone spend their life savings or mortgage their home to buy a medallion. many people believed that would be their retirement and would be something that they could look forward to for their family. so i understand we're in a very difficult situation, trying to balance all those things out. also, as supervisor peskin said, the irony of it all is the one place that we have less jurisdiction than the state does is at the airport, and that is the one place where
there has been some changes. so unless there's anything else my colleagues would like to add before we start, i think we're going to start and get a little update from eva chong. she can give us an update on what's happened most recently at the airport in terms of congestion, some of the policy changes that you've made in terms of the industry, taxis, and so on. so if you could take a few minutes to talk us through that, that would be great. >> sure. good afternoon, chair peskin, and members of the committee. my name is e va chong, and i'm in charge of commercial transportation at the airport. over the past two years, the airport has continually evaluated and adjusted commercial pick up zones and drop-off areas to help manage
the congestion. this includes van ride areas, charter pick up areas, and taxi pick up areas. while this provided some relief, there continues to be a congestion problem, particularly in times of the afternoon and the evening. last year, in an effort to alleviate congestion on airport road ways, we set out some guidelines in order to improve the passenger experience. first, we wanted to maintain a minimum average of 15 miles per hour on the inbound road ways. second, we wanted to achieve a diversion rate of 15% of t.n.c. vehicles during the peak hour of 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight in the
garage. the ground transportation market at s.f.o. is driven -- is market driven, and we have seen shifts in modal transportation in recent years by customer choice. over the past year, the airport has set out to redesign the domestic passenger garage for passenger pick ups with a goal to reduce congestion on the curbs during pick up times. t.n.c.s were targeted at that time to be moved to the garages. the t.n.c. pick up operations commenced in the garage for all pooled and shared services in july of last year, and we also implemented a premium pricetor curb side access to encourage the use of the garage. additional zone adjustments were made at the international terminal because there was no easy access to a garage where we mosted them to the center
island for both pick ups and dropoffs. despite those changes and an additional reduction to the garage pick up fee earlier this year, we only saw about 21% of pickups being diverted, considerably shy of the 45% of transactions that we had hoped to achieve. as a result, the airport announced that all t.n.c. pick ups would be moved to the domestic garage on june 6, last week, wednesday. while the operation has been successful in reducing terminal curb side traffic, we do still need some improvements for the customer experience and to manage the congestion into the garage during the peak evening hours. as expected with any great change, there are driver and customer education issues that will need to be addressed over time into the next few weeks. the changes to t.n.c. pick ups are less than a week old,
however staff are reviewing potential mitigation efforts to mitigate traffic in and out of the garage. while t.n.c.s certainly affect congestion, there are many more ways to alleviate concerns. over the years, we've increased the staging lot size several times, we've developed a geofence tracking system for taxis making short trips out of the airport to be able to return and cut in the line, and developed a taxi cue management app which provides drivers with real-time status in the airport staging lots to help them manage their time better. more recently, we've reduced trip fees that go into effect in july. in 2017, to address congestion resulting from taxi oversupply, the airport developed a new plans for or taxi queue app.
a driver wishing to enter the taxi lot when it was full would be added to the waiting list. with a space opened up, the taxi driver would be notified that they had a certain period of time to come to the airport and under that, no one would be turned away. using the taxi app properly, driver's wouldn't be turned away, and it would safe them time in waiting and reduce congestion on the airport road ways. airport at that time held several meetings with drivers to obtain feedback on the app and other congestion relief drivers. the proposal met with strong opposition about the industry, and 60% of the 1,338 drivers who responded to the survey were opposed to the proposal. the airport therefore stopped plans at the time for developing the app and agreed to wait for the report and a
broad broader platform for reform could be addressed properly. the airport has started development of a new taxi virtual queue and has once again established an advisory group to provide feedback. it is expected that the taxi queue may be available for implementation in 2020. goes clue by maximizing revenue, reducing congestion by ensuring taxi supply does not exceed lot capacity, reduce emissions from idling taxis, and ensure supply during peak times. the airport will continue to work with the taxi industry and continue to provide input on how the medallions are affecting operations. thank f