tv [untitled] August 29, 2014 8:00am-8:31am PDT
>> good morning and welcome to the san francisco transportation authority. monthly meeting i'm scott wiener the vice chair of the transportation authority i'll be chairing today's meeting because our chair supervisor avalos was unable to be here our clerk is erica chang >> thank you to jessie larson and jennifer lowe. madam clerk call roll >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. absent. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen.
supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. supervisor mar absent. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. we have quorum. thank you. item number 2 >> item 2 approval of the meeting of the june 24th. >> can you have is a motion to approve the june 24th meeting minutes and can we same house, same call? - you want to we'll take a roll call. >> on item - public comment. >> public comment on the minutes seeing none, public comment is closed. if you have public comment please come forward you don't need to raise your hand >> man has only the sole purpose even if existence no
matter what is the position in life all pertains to the wholly mission. everywhere in time and in status thank you. >> okay is there any additional public comment on item two the minutes seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk call roll >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos absent. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. supervisor mar absent. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes >> thank you item number 3. >> item 3 the chairs report an informational item. >> i'll be providing this report on behalf of the
supervisor avalos. fall first of all, thank you to the board of supervisors for unanimously voting to place the $500 million for transportation on the ballot it is tremendously important to invest in the transportation for all modes of transportation across the city is will learning four or five times the value for recreational fined for example, the metropolitan transportation committee will consider exploring the new local transportation revenues that includes the transportation one day the restoration of the vehicle license fee we hope will go into the ballot in 2016 those recreational and state partnerships will help with the investment that is necessary to move our city forward.
speaking of partnerships thank you to the california transportation state bryan kelly for leading the transportation and caltrain staff to tour san francisco's project last prei was pleased to join with the mayor and supervisor mar to receive the ferry building we began a tour of the embarcadero freeway roadway with its trolley service along the sidewalk and we toured the transit center that will provide transit access to replace the access from the last facility and we've going to move forward. the group continued along market street to learn will the car sharing and bike sharing as well as the van ness bus rapid
transit they finished the site of the two freeway parcels that will provide one thousand units of housing 50 percent affordable housing. looking this is transforming the city to be more liveable and sustainable there are addresses to our landscape thank you to all the leaders for participating in this productive day we'll not be meeting in august due to the next recess and the next is the 23rd my public comment on item 3 >> you can just come in up you don't need to raise your hand.
>> spirituality transit in the upper level. chief content sky after lower level two levels >> is there any additional public comment on item 3 seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk item 4 >> item 4 the executive director's report on informational item. >> thank you, ms. chang. >> thank you for your attention to this month we'll have great pro tem developments on the federal side last between us the house of representatives is k3e789d to vote on this this week the president will be willing to support a short time to transform the fund and some
folks in the senate are hoping to keep pressure on the congress and the president to reach a long term bill this is incomes for the infrastructure to avoid a shut down of the multi transit that are funded by $11 billion of highway projects we're pleased of this development and hope to see it before the end of the month so the projects can avoid demobilizing our infrastructure this is the president obama initiative to encourage the project delivery much appreciated as far as the federal government's roll to support the private-public partnership through the 0 program we benefit in san francisco suck as you the loan
on the ideally project and the transbay project we're hoping to see more financing clurd through the federal railroad association on the stateside we're seeing nor o more details after the budget in the keep that in mind program for the high speed rail transit as well as affordable housing. details are emerging we're going to track them it looks like m t c will be it looks like the state will be looking money to help influence and provide input as well as streamline the funds looktsd at the state level this is going to be a new way of working together and continue to find ways to keep the
administration process efficient they take a lot of work and a lot of back and forth and make sure this is a quick decision. next week on the 31st i'll be traveling to san diego to meet with the other agencies to propose a challenge grant and tools so we can have stronger transportation projects emerging from the cap & trade program. supervisor wiener mentioned the invest by secretary kelly was a fabulous way to show off our corridors and thank you to the deputy secretary kate white one of our local leaders had is at the state level she's arranged a lot of the events.
on treasure island is couple yubts we wanted to appreciate tom for offering one of our clean up legislations to help to function as a trl and as the treasure island mobility management agency we appreciate his help and marks help. in addition we've applied for a federal grant a proposal to insure we have a strong outreach and technical outreach for treasure island we've applied for an equality grant that talks about the pricing on treasure island for a responsibility technical process and inclusive process to help to guide decisions combh it comes time to provide that policy we're hoping to get that grant. thank you local level from is subway we appreciate the staff
work as well as the california transportation commission for advancing state fund for the central subway project and mta will stay on schedule for the large construction project to insure we will be protected from any freeze from the high funds. one area bay grant area from our programming direct examination division thank you to ann draw and other for working with the california transportation commission we were able to do some great work to insure that over subscription doesn't harm the one bay area grant this projects are a reminder of the second street project and the
masonic streets project. there had been a proposal to ship those out but working with mta we've keep the the year of programming intact on the transbay center we congratulate the city on the establishment of the ma la recuse and supervisor kim with who chairs the ma la rose district that will help complete and support of the phase one terminal project and the caltrain extension into the transbay center. the cf defense is financing and funding mechanism that will help to provide the $3 million for the improvements for the small businesses in transportations network. revenues from the cf have been
assumed for the downtown extension plan and this action helps to close the gap on the phase one $1.9 billion terminal project together with the other agencies will be keeping on eye on the remainder funding for phase two the downtown extension of caltrain on vision zero thank you for the board of supervisors for the budget city providing over one $.3 million in general fund for the vision zero in several districts our staff along with mta will be coordinating to figure out how to best use the monies. in fact, today, you'll be considering the approval of practicing that improves this bicycle and signals that are funded vision zero a really good
project. our hope by the september meeting to bring back a plan for how the city agencies will put the funds to use. turning to the geneva as you recall this is a rapid transit connection to connect the hunters point shipyard and communities across through the bayshore station near visitacion valley and connecting to the bookkeeper in the outer mission this is a an important reliable service for the existing neighborhoods that are developing primarily on the east side. the outreach round began with a meeting of the folks with the baptist church and setting up
more meetings no august and september. the contact for this project is sarah and the transportation authority you see more information at sf ct a.org. in terms of the project deliver we have a west portal elementary school safe roots to the system we were able to feature this in the local papers thank you sfmta for delivering this it project will includes a speed curb on and russian island a large round about. we were trying to draw altercation to those projects to comfort on the clarifying delivery and design to insure they continue to move forward this fall we expect to see chinatown and other promotions
move forward. for more information on those types of project please vital sf and contact courtney at the transportation authority. the project for the nsb r project we thank the arts and civic design domino for their approval of the brt designs they have jurisdiction over the urban design and expressed their appreciation to coordinate across the departments. so thank you for that and pleased to see that move forward >> now with the completion of that milestone we're going to position quarterly on the reports. you have the geary project this continues with the circulation
of our administrative draft and we're prepping to circulate that to the mta and to the public in the october formulate and finally on the management administration side i want to thank our finance and administrative staff for helping to prepare primarily assessment for the low and behold entrepreneurs and others you participation at the transportation authority for our professional services and contract on, on average we're meeting the goals we've set for the expenditures and continue to track those closely reporting out to supervisor cohen through the finance committee and continuing to insure we're inclusive in our operations of the meeting the cities goals for this area with that, that concludes my report. happy to take questions >> thank you very much ms.
chang open this open this up for public comment any public comment on item four. >> i'm francis i does not come for those meetings i've come after a along the time of the 8 sfrifrz who are here 50 percent are having sidebar talks and i'm watching the deliberation while the director was giving her report he's having a sidebar chat i'm saying millions and millions of dollars are going to be spent you have no business asking the constituents of san francisco to pass on this when your don't pay attention to what's being said as i'm being talking to you now there are 2 supervisors having a chitchat you get one hundred and sro
thousand benefits to represent the people not to screw around not to give us this huge fingers talking about grants and the transbay and nobody is paying attention who the hell do you think you are getting millions and millions of dollars from the state government go to van ness and see congested and fulsome and it's congested talked about the southeast and what about the sequa and the environmental review report and what about the common footprint we the constituents want to know what you are doing about this we can't go on preventing everything is okay spending billions of dollars with no accountability and no
transparent we have two supervisors that are still talking. thank you very much >> thank you. next speaker. >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> in time when the plans and assistance local land geographic response the mobilitytion with progress one step at a time. right now the southeast corner is - >> is there any further public comment on item 4 seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk item number 5 >> item 5 allocate $5 million plus in prop k funds with conditions for 6 requests
subject to the trichoid schedules with the prop plan this is an action item. >> colleagues any discussion seeing none, is through any public comment on item 5 seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk please call the roll >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. supervisor jane kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes. item 6 >> item 6 appoint ramona smith to the advisory committee. >> seeing no names on the roster we'll go to public comment any public comment on that item on item 6.
if there's a medical cannabis please come forward >> sometimes in the western they ponder the chinese map i mean, of course, about 7 times 7 is 49 actually, it's the 15 body 349 usage application and wonders in the charge 7 charge and 7 enforcement yeah. >> they make a mighty professional. >> is there any further public comment on item 6 seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk call the roll >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. supervisor mar.
supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes >> okay will you call item 7. >> approval the prop k this is an action item. >> seeing no names on the roster we'll open this up open this up for public comment any public comment on that item? seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk will you please call roll >> supervisor avalos absent supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes. >> thank you. madam clerk call item 8 >> item 8 possible closed session for the employee
evaluation. >> colleagues, we, kick this in open or closed session i know that supervisor mar and supervisor cohen will be prepared to report to the board of the personnel committee to shall we do this any member of the board wants to do it in closed session i'll put that out to the bodies. anyone have a particular view >> closed session. >> so do we need 0 motion to go into closed session. we'll go into 8. >> is the door now unlocked?
okay. okay. members of the public waiting to get in. i want to welcome the public back to our transportation authority we conducted closed session and back in open session supervisor mar would you like to report out >> yes. the committee met on july 10, 2014, and gave a recommendation to evaluate our tilly chang with an exceptionally good recommendation the board supported the evaluation done
after an evaluation process that included several executive director record of acknowledgements and the transportation authority analysis we have rated our executive director as exceptionally good in her performance thank you. supervisor mar would you like to make a motion in terms of what was demolished >> second by supervisor yee if i'm seeing no names on the raufrtd madam clerk call the roll. >> not to disclose the content. >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell.
supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes. >> okay. that motion is approved. item number 9 >> introduction of new items. >> actually before we get there do we need public comment on item 8. >> okay with that, should we resend that vote and do public comment? okay. there's no public currently in the board chambers is there any public comment on that item on item 8 okay. seeing none we'll close. and do we need to resend that vote and revote we don't need to? okay item 9 a introductions of
new items this is an informational item >> colleagues are there any introductions of new items. seeing none, is there any public comment on item 9 seen none, public comment is closed. . madam clerk item 10 >> general public comment. is there any general public comment seeing none, public comment is closed madam clerk number 11 adjournment >> we're adjourned thank you very
(clapping.) sociogood morning, everyone. good morning. good morning. my name is harlan kelly the director of the public utilities commission i'm excited to welcome you here today, it's a diverse group we're going to talk about the issues we're looking and facing the drought. the puc you're in headquarters of the puc it's a if you don't know about the puc we're responsible for water wastewater
and power our water system is a vast water system we provide water to 2.6 million yourselves in the bay area not only in the retail but wholesale swill as the a regional issue we talk about the water not only our drinking water see but our wastewater we have a unique opportunity to look for opportunities to expand our water supply and a lot of is it reconstrict we're looking at ways to take advantage of that. this headquarters represents what the puc is about later today, you'll take a hour of the building and so we treat our wastewater on city i site we recircle it through the urinalysis and the toilets it's a amazing building and you'll look at all the great features we have today