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not be here devices. item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately. approval of the minutes of october 31st. >> so moved little i's have that. >> directors please be advised there will be no closed session today. >> thank you. >> item 6 introduction or new business. >> i ask we adjourn the meeting for a long time he member of powers joint board he was mr. daily city also there a kind and gentle man with our consent we'll have for this any another
business. >> we haven't met since the horrific pedestrian fatalities in front of the city hall i was wondering are we doing any vengs vangs of the interestingly everything we can do to make sure that crossing is safe we've got wedding and people that work here that was a member of the city family that was killed we've got people coming from all over to attend the public meetings i want to make sure we're doing what we can to make that intersection safe if we could some point get an update. >> director reiskin and the short answer yes, we are.
>> the next board meeting that traffic incident will be before you. >> item 78 director's report. >> good afternoon director reiskin. >> good morning members of the public i want to start out with a special award ask tom to recognize one of his employees in that transportation management team. >> good afternoon, sir. >> good afternoon. i want to too john knox white that is on a sfmta management team for about a year and a half the go to percent for safety education he led the street campaign with bus attorneys and enforcement starting this month he conducted the workshop for the safety advocacy and operating vehicles to improve safety on the streets
and now for the vision zero program and marketing and transportation policies so as a unique prospective on issues getting our safety messages out to our constituents residents in san francisco he's wonderful and i'm pleased to present this award to john (clapping.) mr. white congratulations on behalf of the board we're appreciated your work so well and love to hear from you okay. >> thank you. i'm really choked up i hope that someday to live up to the recognition you know pedestrian safety and street safety is the father of
two high school students hiking and biking the streets of san francisco all their lives very, very close and dear to my heart the way in which we have safe streets and develop safe streets has an impact on the quality of life in the contingent we develop it is very important to me i tell my friends and family almost on a daily basis how lucky i am surrounded by the most fun folks i've ever worked with i had other jobs you know (laughter) i don't want to say i was surprised by a enjoy to work with the team i very much appreciate this this is a collective recognition of the work that we've done partnering with the department of public health and the police department we have our consultant on the
team m i g and again my colleagues from director reiskin on down to all the members of the upi thank you very much he appreciate it. >> thank you congratulations (clapping.) director reiskin. >> thank you. the only other thing i want to mention we have exciting infrastructure work coming to the muni system it's exciting at least for us who are responsible for operating muni we've talked a lot here in different forms particle in the capitalized budget of the importance in investing in the infrastructure of the one hundred-year-old system what's coming in is the sunset improvement programming project it is a part of the two year
capital budget to replace the rails in the sunset tunneled and other associated equipment is it's critically important work that proves the liability of muni making sure we don't have infrastructure problems there's construction involved with working group our infrastructure we'll have a number of weekend shutdowns as previously and carl and coal projects that is the section of the track in the middle a few years ago we had track on both sides on november 7th through 10 we're going to shut done the tunnel and there will be about 15 weekend between now and next summer we'll be doing the weekend shutdowns to reduce the service disruption as we did
before have bus substitutions available on either side of the tunnel to connect people we'll have regular service in bound from church to caltrain as normal and have lots of ambassadors that have easily identifiable colors with pickup u public outreach in presentations with neighborhood groups and lots of mails and continue the outreach during construction as we've already down more information at sfmta damn sunset tunnel awhile willow we have the shutdowns happening another work along the will injudged right-of-way like upgrading the transit system it is the system whereby the
vehicle is ku7b9d is to the traffic signal to the traffic signal can hold the green light for the train to go 0 through and conducting new wheelchair assessable mramgz an 28th and judy district attorney so we do recognize a little bit of disruption to the riding public on the we understand this is a good practice to try to mitigate that but it is important good work and that's all i have. >> members of the board any questions or comments. >> i have one on the in judy district attorney project obviously the in judy district attorney gets a lot of attention i'm gathering if the calendar we don't anticipate any big projects that peak in judy
district attorney service. >> not during baseball games. >> and on the issue of railway replacements i gotten where we were and is there 0 existing projects west portal a shuttle can turned around as opposed to going to the circle for st. francis and 14 sorry for raising it out of the blue we've discussed this before if it is possible for an e-mail this says any of our upcoming projects if so is is this planning to be considered this is a small fix for the west portal. >> following the tunnel will be
the twin peaks tunnel and that will liquor store replace all the rail and the swishes and all the associated equipment in the twin peaks tunnel that will be starting in 2015 99 percent certain that project we've added a cross over just east of west portal station to address what you're talking about. >> any public comment. >> no one has indicated any comments. >> item 8 the advisory committee report mr. weaver is not here 9 public comment there will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the commission, the public, or staff so requests we have two speaker cards bob and another individual.
>> two minutes. >> good afternoon hi bob with the yellow cab there's been talk about choosing a taxi booking for san francisco we wanted to address that idea for quite sometime we studied apps and couldn't find things to do so we created our own most the taxi companies are creating their own apps we've old the documents i'll have copies for you we'll leave behind and our app works great being downed loaded and we've got customers using these up to 5 times a week it tell us it works at the state of the taxi sessions 80 percent app was mentioned we think the 80 percent is misleading any
taxi with a smart phone so the real number is one hundred percent from our pfks somehow a discussion to get the taxis to accept orders it seems like picking a common app for san francisco we already have an app both luxury and town taxis have an app others use a dispatch system finally third party apps offers see opportunities for others you would harm it by adding anymore regulations for our t nc no regulations a common app an additional burden on all taxi companies we ask you to let the customers decide which app to use don't take that away from them we hope to put this to bed
thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> she's the last person that turned in a speaker card. >> good afternoon. >> marie at that san francisco citizen and frequent rider i want to share an observation my background is in risk management that handles risk safety issues sometime back the wheelchairs going in for safety reasons and it didn't time a vacuum what i've noticed on crowded buses people stand in front of the floor space so they sit on the list of the chair it really bothers me to see there 90 is nothing to hold onto
the and they showed you be sitting on the seat. >> noted thank you very much. >> anyone else to address the board under public comment. >> good afternoon. >> herbert weiner one note of concern i wish to express the wide share i believe it it was with lift no one is insured germany building has put a band on those coarse on those taxi services and i'd like to challenge this board i would like a formal declaration stating that you don't believe in the use of those ryder cars and never use this service again, i challenge you to do that
i mean, if your generously concerned show the concerns with our pledges and votes this can't go on those ride share cars are a menus to the public wyoming happen if you're run over by one of these taxis the drivers with are not insured they'll wash their hands i realize those ride share cars are backed by visitacion valley money and venture capital that may have some interests on the board you represent the public interests and it's not in the interests of people getting injured and not being able to sue on the basis the driver carries no insurance ride share companies carry no
insurance and people can be hurt for the rest of their arrives you have a responsibility i challenge you. >> any more speaker cards. >> moving on to the consent calendar if discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately. i've not received a public notice to sever my >> is there a motion? >> second all in favor, say i. opposed? not i's have it thank you. >> okay directors moving on to the regular calendar a presentation discussion regarding incorporating the seawall rise into san francisco. >> so mr. chair there's been a lot of work by a number of city
agencies to start to get their arms around sea level rise what we need to be thinking about and planning for and doing about it they've completed a body of work and have came first to the capitalized planning committee and now to a difference of committees and boards around the city like the public utilities commission to share the results of that work and to get all the commissions the relevant commissions up to speed so greg a raphael from our finance team was a the mtas planter and joined by david from the puc from the disburse are you of sealing sea level rise to catch you up.
>> the guru. >> we'll start with a prayer larva i thank you ed and director nolan i'm david the compliment program director at the public utilities commission the chair of the sea level rise committee a brief overview and the guidance for the sea level rise into the capitalized committee that we adapted on september 22nd the mayor got us start action over a year ago and asked us to organize the effort to accommodate the rise particularly when it comes to the infrastructure that we manage in san francisco across all departments we've not been doing nothing but starting to think about the sea level rise the mayor wants us on the same page and the same science this
was our goal to adapt this we have a framework for providing an overview of today the context for this work included a number of regulatory initiatives out of state and local bodies the state of california published it's second or 0 third publication that was giving an overview and the california coastal commission drafted the regulations on sea level rise to look at the permanent applicant and those are in draft form and the conservation commission was doing their planned amendment in 2011 we're starting to accommodate their science in their overview so we wanted to do was to make sure we're ahead of the curve and not behind it in regularly ourselves which is eventually on to decreeing
question we had 13 people from a broad range of departments like infrastructure and had a couple of the top consultant working on the sea level rise that led to the effort on the puc and the airplane respectfully we have it number of things we did from inks stand still to adapted guidance in 3 hundred and 60 days we met in december 2013 what is the case of the climate change we did a deep dive into the science i won't bore you this is the end result of that it is a consensus for 3 different years with you,es plan a them we meet the assets for the go management and to say in
short because there's uncertainty not about whether sea level rise is happening we have to look at a range of a particular moment in time the shorthand way to look at the 11 of the 250 most likely a rift relative term and 24 inches or two feet as the outer bound or upper abstained of what science thinks i think is the worst case somewhere that is what we're asking people to prepare for the likely and the worse case because with we know know what is going to happen so giving this kind of fracture is important for practical
underground spending for taxpayer money for resilience and adaptation sea level rise is not only the one thing. >> the natural phenomena this is a table this was taken from the arts project adapting the natural tides that the b c has adapted we've adapted this for our purposes what this means if you came back o take any sea level rise take the water above that for whatever storm if you look at the say level rise of 24 hundred and look at it what the king tied on our shoreline is 12 inches or a foot this means that we'll get 48 inches from the mean high-level about 2 times a year that's when the king tides
happen if you look at a 10 year storm of and add that you'll get 63 inches of total water when the seas have risen 36 inches above today and finally, there's the one hundred year storm is an important insurance program this is about 41 inches i have elevation of water so if you look at the one hundred jr. storm you get 77 inches that we need to be prepared for the keys difference in the storm sunday morning the sea level rise is permanent and storm surge is temporary i guidance lays out it was intended to be a house to guide
to respond to the champions it's fairly complicated so we tried to make it as how to as much as possible federal and state this is an oil that oils the step the first, the review of science and thinking about the life recycle of our assets in the life cycle and to assess the vulnerability of your assets and third to look at risk normally we think of the likelihood of consequence that is important the climate change is not a quantifyable thing you can't say its or 50 percent we'll trying but we're not there so consequence tends to be the most important part of the risk how significant if this assets is taken out of service it is
tended to be a prioritization plan so we're going to invest first in this and finally the adaptation to create the results so the guidance tries to step everybody through that step by step and 10 eventually you get to implementation and monitoring our success that is intended to be incorporated in the field plan that's why our focus was on those 4 issues the deeper dive on the assessment briefly we don't want it to be bureaucratic so those can fall out easy if you're note imposed then you propose out if you're not sensitive to innovation if it's
not going to harm anything like potentially a road you don't need to spend a lot of people e money it can get unwet in the case of a storm and finally the adaptive capacitate misunderstood it means basically, if you adapt to a certain finding of say level rise today in this case what capacity do we have to adapt again in thirty or 50 or 75 years when we know a lot more in the year of 25 hundred what kinds of things that need to happen today and can wait a few decades when we can invest in a more informed way two tools we're provided to the planners this is a practice on the ground deal one a check list engineers
love check lists we're asking folks to fill out the steps in a shortened form to explain you know all the steps and the steps we're talking to looking at look at a particular asset where it's located and heading into design in terms of sea level rice rise and the part people love the motion the innovation maps for 3 different scenarios in the year 25 hundred this is port part of our highest resolution illustration of one meter to generate the elevations there are hydraulic in that water can't move into an area and finally perhaps those maps should what happens if we do nothing under 36 inches of rice
plus king tied plus a hundred year floold flood this is the kind of thing if we do nothing that helps us to understand where the vubltd is thank you good afternoon mr. raphael. >> good afternoon director nolan and i'll give you a brief overview how we take the steps that it is old and apply it to our internal plans so right now the chart on your screen we're conducting a vulnerability assessment the steps that david outlined we're assembling all the data both the updated sea level rise data and the data on all our assets i hope to have
that completed by early next year then we'll be able to look at all the assets that are potentially in trouble and screen out the ones that are not and determine the incredible issue then we'll be able to determine what kinds of adaptation measures may or may not be needed we'll be working closely with our partnerships partners like bart and other transportation folks to help us plan those measures again to have the vulnerability assessment around the middle of next year to prioritize the dangerous and identify funding sources for those as well that's all we have for i today and we'll happy to answer questions.