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pressure we can bring to bear to get those resolved if the hope is this is going to be a long-term relationship and the facility will serve the patients and workers well that we will continue to strive up the remaining issues and make sure that the facility functions as its best. i am happy to see this move forward on behalf of the children involved. >> thank you. >> thank you. and besides ms. robinson i would like to thank the department of public health and others for giving us a background on the crisis stabilization unit and with edgewood and i went with supervisor campos and our staff as well but it makes me appreciate what a critical institution edgewood is and what a great department it is with department of the public health. let's open it up to the public? is there anyone to speak so
this item public comment is closed. supervisor christensen. >> [inaudible] >> it's moved and seconded. we will do this without objection. thank you. mr. evans is there anything else before us? >> we have no more items mr. chair. >> all right. meeting adjourned. [gavel] . thank you everyone. . >> board of directors and parking authority. >> director brinkman director borden director heinecke is expected he's on a train
director nolan director ramos present and people will - announcement of prosecution of prohibited at this meeting. are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised that the chair may order the removal from the meeting room responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. they cause microphone intervention regular minutes move to >> >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? like to welcome john halley this afternoon and ed reiskin is off. >> item 5 communications directors no discussion in closed session only one matter ungo finished business by board members. >> first a question and then
talk about something fun a i had a question of the paperwork to our department people presented whether petitions for a parking space do we have a system able to stand and track this information bring your attention people go through a process for signatures for in their childcare provider to get a parking space i want to know if we have a system that captures that information. >> well, we can't discuss it but ask staff to look at it. >> we have staff to respond. >> sorry ms. boos. >> yes. director a system called for the service steering center we work to determine the result of the petition so there's a system it shouldn't be a random process.
>> right. >> you know databases you can scan them to have it in the record. >> yes. we have records of the petitions and follows up. >> just want to make sure on more than one occasion people provide documentation an explicit have proof and so we're in the customer service business if people do as we ask them to do have records. >> i'll be happy to 80 follow-up. >> secondary i was fortunate enough to go on a sfgovtv to cop hasten to sweden it was a fascinating trip i met i was skeptical whether or not cop hasten would be a good comparison to san francisco it
is still verb a car oriented city and fascinating when the oil crisis hit in the 1970s people took to bicycling in a way that created the will to create infrastructure and credit they have flat streets but colder weather on the rain it and coldest of days bike lanes were crowded so who was fascinating one that people drove slowly and law law-abiding not people speeding from the light to light and in general people respected the fact they were sharing the streets with various modes of transportation and had a successful bike track to the city and small streets they didn't have a cycle
fracture a east bump at the end of the street that proementsd traffic slowing down and made it great for families on the street i thought it was a fascinating woo we have put in speed bumps because of traffic in the neighborhoods that was a dual solution they came up with what was fascinating in the morning on some of the major thoroughfares more o far more bicyclists than cars they have the bicycle lanes on market street they have 42 thousand cyclists pass by and getting used to the rush hour pace etch people going to work they were seniors and kids and families with their cargo bikes those cargo bikes are st. mary big champ they look like wheel barriers and they built the
tracks they hadn't anticipated so many families in the city taking kids to school it is fascinating how the product was created to respond to the needs to take the kids and secondly, how to deal with the cargo bikes that take up a lot of room i was thought that was fascinating the friendly approach but overall a lot of lessons they're still have traffic they still have lent plenty of cars on the street, of course, a hundred tax fees it is quite affordable when i think of the hundred and 50 percent car tax it is a registration fee they made a
commitment to cycling only 10 percent of the people wear helmets because they abide by the law and seniors kind of sheriff more safety practices i felt encouraged it was the traffics one of the things they've expanded the curves and situations for restaurant they came up with other ways to help with the concerns around business they have at same struggles struggles people want to double-parked but they i thought that was really a great example how they've come up with a way to share the streets the other thing that was fascinating the motorized wheelchairs and accessed chairs that created a
smooth pathway for the disabled a consumers i thought that was an important thing the sidewalks with not as ideal and because of the stone and the brickwork into the sidewalks they're not great for not only for going on with a hero but a moefrtd vehicle it was a great example we've learned how to improve the bike ways if what was really kind of illuminating with the intersection there's not people sitting in a left-hand turn lane everyone feels unsafe the cars are unsafe and bicyclists are not feeling safe their competing with cars we can create a separation to pedestrians and
bicyclists and cars can co-exist without being in each other ways. >> thank you very interesting. >> we can't discuss it, it is not agendized i know that several of you have been on trips maybe we should talk about it what other cities are doing maybe i should go. >> we all know here. >> thank you members of the board new or unfinished business. >> ms. bloomer. >> thank you, chairman there have 3 hundred plus transit systems in north american for the last 40 years they've been gathering once a year what is known as the international bus rodeo this is a competition of
driving skills but to qualify i have to demonstrate a strong safety records and good attendance and safety record a meeting of the, if you will bus operator world a terrific source of pride to be in the competition alone i'm pleased to introduce you to this year's winner of the international bus rodeo for the 40 feet how is the the transit because we have them in the most common bus in the industry but the international winner happens to be from sfmta so without further introduction i want to thrill about it this quite a preservation award mr.
kevin grady (clapping) i'll say paul petersen is the training manager that passed on his tips in terms of kevin kevin is a 29 year veteran that just to show you his versus tilt his day job a cable operator he's able to navigate who types of conveyances this is, in fact a prestigious award we're hosting the american transit association in the fall so congratulations mr. grady. >> on behalf of the board of directors and the agency congratulations.
>> first thank you to everybody that had high back and believed in me you know, i had to ask can i ask how he goes through the procedure i made it and made an impact i know we have the best system in the world so thank you to everybody for the support anything you want to say. >> yeah. i want to say congratulations i've said that before and i want to say that kevin worked really, really hard and practiced on the weekend no cost to the sfmta, in fact every we understand saturdays and sunday sore arms and muzzle bylaw but we're proud of kevin great work on behalf of the sfmta
(clapping.) thank you is there youtube footage somewhere. >> well, actually he'll get he received a very expressive trophy unfortunately, i learned the trophy is cracked we'll assist him in getting it respected we'll have it bring it go is the board room it is a terrific honor and award to have when you think about the number of individuals all the elicit across the country he exceeded with this is something for him to be proud of and speaks to it's accomplishments if i may mr. chairman the next set of awardees has worked successfully to implement a program that you would advanced
a little bit earlier this year in terms of the free mini for seniors and people are disabilities and this is the implementation team it is a wide low successful program the exterminates have far exceeded in terms of the participation and it's true the efforts of the people we're going to acknowledge and recognize this afternoon first, the citations and permits has any group knows they were able to move very quickly to step off and process a number of applications issuing and testing for everyone that signed up and again i'll point out they were able to more than double the exceptions and they went out and met that so let me say a special appreciation to
the project manager and to is a math, doris king arrest eva wong marilyn chow and you don't think did i do okay with that arrest samantha show r shall accept the award on behalf of the group (clapping). >> i wanted to say thank you to the board of directors and also to the sfmta customer service staff for helping to launch the program it's been a procedure e pleasure from creating the transportation for the community so thank you. >> thank you on behalf of the board and agency so proud of that program doing it so quickly and every time you ride the bus
i'll see folks that ride because of your work thank you on behalf of the entire agency (clapping) the next group is in our acceptable services section and was able to meet an unanticipated for ids they've received an especially high program of calls and met the program and do it in an efficient way to get folks signed up as soon as their lined up we'll call them out christina jamie. >> he's off and working. >> all right. thank you annette is he representing jamie
irene matt west arrest alvarez excuse me. virginia oh there she is and jonathan changing that's from assessable services and from the paratransit tiffany and vivian i'll be recognizing vivian who couldn't be here but again good work by all teen is going to talk on behalf of the group. >> thank you (laughter) well, thank you all for your outstanding work in an important area thank you so much (clapping) the next group was responsible
for making sure that everybody economy about the program and made through an aggressive campaign of media advertising and the on station advertising and e-mail notifications reached out to the participant this was led lou lou and public relations officer jay and jay says in my notes you'll be accepting this certificate on behalf of the outreach team. >> okay. >> okay. >> board of directors thank you very much for this award and again for the opportunity to help to expand an important program
(clapping) it really showing you shows how many people it takes to make an important the 52 thousand people and in this room we're not done picture the revenue operation section they will dealt with the fairness for the number of people in the program and they provided ambassador service bio illogical to all the customer service centers and answered questions and make sure that people were given the fair instruments we've received credit for the program to cindy trend. >> cindy will not be able to make it so. >> so cindy will be ably
represented by others laura well congratulations and thank you. >> congratulations and please. thank you very much for the opportunity. >> (clapping.) . >> that's the shortest speech. >> it takes a large village director. >> thank you mr. chairman to advise the board we recently negotiated a collective bargaining agreement with local 258 for 7210 all workers 82 in this class over the period of months the negotiations took place and pleased to bargaining on a weekly basis reached and
tentative agreement the agreement for a 2 year term beginning on june 30th to go through 2017 and it was presented to the membership on may 27th of 250 a to be voted on tomorrow so we'll innovative we'll pubically disclosure the terms of the agreement and moving forward we believe this is a very fair deal and good deal both for us and the employees this is an important group of workers that play a vital role in getting service out we're pleased to therps able to get to a deal and extend the wages during that period through the citywide package from our
prospective allow us flexibility in work 10i789dz so we got out the service in the kind of 24 operations we want so the agreement itself are available at the meeting and can be reviewed on line at the agency website. >> members the vote will be in two weeks. >> that's correct thank you. >> good it's also my pleasure to announce the caesar chavez straightaway streetscape project was finished in 2014 was named the pedestrian bike project of the year by the california transportation foundation this was first place winner out of some nearly hundred nominations and highlighted recently as the project of the year by the bay area section of the institute of
transportation engineers that was a joint effort of several departments in the city family in addition to the mta the city planning department and the puc and public works it represents a you think grading to the sewer system along the one mile corridor from hampton insure to gerrero a step up to improve reliability and travel safety so it's been a very expressive project we want to congratulate the sustainable streets folks particular mike sal's berries or mike and charmane who were the sustainable streets leads on this project thank you very much and really a terrific and congratulations. >> yep.
>> two other just quick points of information mr. chairman and board members after we did introduce double stopping in the system and the good news s it worked the bad news the system integration between the upgraded computer and the announcement computer was not was it needed to be we've shelved it and directed the measures to correct the software problems we'll not reactivate the feature until it is working properly and, of course, go through the necessary notifications other thing i want to mention on sunday night we were scheduled to complete oath segment of the tunnel that work did not took
place as anticipated this week the contractor was not prepared this weekend the signal on the signal that is in on the west side of the tunnel that directs as your approaching even though curb that directs the speed they're not prepared with the right materials 0 our construction folks moved to she did and we're working to impose a new set guidelines and rules with them so we hope to be able to get on track shortly when we're able to get a viable work plan and finally on tuesday night last tuesday night a town hall hosted by director reiskin and the chair of 258 most of the questions focused on the safety of our system and what was
agreed to a series of safety campaigns messaging to emphasis the importance of safety the number one goal in the last couple of weeks we've been doing collaboratively between management and 250 a giving the railroad courses a reeshlt course on the braking system and when to use them we've reached out through trainers and instructors and inspectors to operators on defensive driving and good driving techniques the local is out to reinforce the safety message it's part of the renewed and ongoing commitment to renew the safety practices in the day to day operations of the
system and the shops as well so with that mr. chairman that concludes my report. >> thank you, mr. halley questions or comments do we have a timeline. >> timeframe. >> yeah. >> i would say i've been probable like 6 weeks but because it used to be once the - we've been on daily calls with the software problem its been identified and they're in the process of recommending that but we'll require them to go through a series of logical testing and certification so it will you want to make sure it works correctly. >> so i'd say in that range. >> great, thank you. >> members of the public care to address the board.
>> mr. chairman no one has had an interest. >> the report board of directors mr. weaver is not here all matters listed under the consent agenda are considered by the board be enacted by one resolution in the form or forms listed below. if discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the consent agenda separately i have one speaker under this topic herbert wiener. >> mr. wiener. >> herbert wiener as members of this board may know and director reiskin i sent an e-mail about an incident that occurred two weekends ago one california from the embarcadero it stops at presidio i had to wait 15 minutes for another bus that went back to the barn my route was interrupted and takes
36 minutes to get oath bus nevertheless i was furious i had to walk to my home so what is the remedy to this what i'm recommending the people that are rudely inconvenience by the small bus runs they if they have to take a taxicab they should take the receipt for the bill and bill mta when mta will not pay mta should be taken to small complains court that is inexcusable maybe guaranteeing so many times in small claims courting we can't do that this is the carrot and stick approach this time it is terrible. >> the only thing i can say the final insult