tv Port Commission SFGTV May 18, 2022 10:00pm-12:01am PDT
bicker about it, ain't going to get done. these people don't do that, they get things done. and supervisors, thank you for listening to me. but that's all i have to say. support these people. they need all the support they can get. >> thank you robin smith for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, chairman and everybody else. julie, i was born and raised in san francisco. and san francisco has been run down, but the lincoln center and these people open their arms to us and they showed us that even what color you are, whatever, they are going to support you, physically mentally and spiritually and they have helped me more than than i could ever imagine. and don't close the doors to them. keep the doors open. we need this. because other agencies, more or less -- more or less all over everywhere else, nobody does what they do and we need that.
and thank you for your time. >> thank you so much for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, my name is elgin rose, sr., director, a resident of the tenderloin 30 plus years and like they say, never has there been opportunity to touch so many people and just without -- without no prevention, just let folks come in and say from the minimal things they need to centralizing like hot team and department of health and service after service and just right here in the middle of the tenderloin, and what we have done in over 100 days was, i mean, up to 500 people come a day, and if you multiply $6.25 times 400, you get the 450 we are looking. $6 a day. and people are opening up to these services that they think they are not available. and so we need to continue to
give that invite to the folks, they are sleeping in the cold and doing drugs, just totally gave up. they are coming in, seeing a ray of hope, they are excited about life, and with the partners that we have in this project the sky is the limit for the tenderloin and homelessness as a whole in san francisco. please believe and keep an eye on this project. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. i came with data and numbers, but after hearing everyone speak i just want to tell you please, we are doing something phenomenal in this space. we call it the t.l.c., the community has named it t.l.c., not the lincoln center, because when they come in there we are giving them hope and what we have looked for solutions, right, for homelessness, drug addiction. we all know one of the biggest weapons we have is inspire that person to let that person see
there is a light at the end of the tunnel. so including myself, everyone on the team comes from lived experience and we are able to talk the language, we are able to understand what they are going through. this is something that maybe a doctor can't do because they have not slept a night on the street and don't understand what it means when a mice runs past you and how you feel and how you need to stay awake, somebody might try to rape you, right. we are seeing women come into the space who have been trafficked, they feel comfortable to come in, there's no police, they have someone that will take them in. there is stories after stories after stories we are seeing 400 to 500 people a day, not everyone, and i want to say this and want people to hear this, not everyone coming into that space are drug users. we are seeing people who are just lost in the shuffle who have lost hope, you know. we have veterans coming into that space, we have seniors coming into that space, they are looking for help. san francisco has done amazing
job, we have so many resources but when you cannot see the resources because you are on the ground, you need someone to help you navigate them, and that's what it is doing, peer-to-peer support, helping get to the wonderful services you have provided in san francisco. thank you for your time, please support us. >> thank you so much for your comments. that concludes our in-person speakers in the chamber, do we have any callers on the telephonic line. >> we did hear you. if we can go for the next one. >> yes, we hear you. >> hi, my name is robert
hoffman, i'm a community contractor with chapped and population health at d.p.h. and i've been deployed to the tenderloin center since the start of the mayor's tenderloin initiative emergency. i just want to just kind of speak to what i've seen. i think this model in itself is like, you know, it is taking people in, and people are attracted to it, and what it's doing is it's kind of meeting people's basic needs, offering them support and comfort, and then it kind of is wrapping, you know, like on-site and navigation to off site services around people so that you know, people often, who are experiencing homelessness, are not able to access services because they are trying to meet their very basic needs. and in this program, it's the
first program that i can think of in san francisco that is doing this by meeting everyone's basic needs and then having the wonderful staff and all the wonderful community partners, 360, urban alchemy, everyone just like attending to people, having that shared experience, and you connecting with people. and so people are getting their basic needs met and then you are willing to maybe look at other things and this stuff is happening. so, i appreciate everyone's support for this project. and i hope we continue to go with this model. thank you. >> thank you, robert hoffman, for your comments. can you confirm that was our last caller in the telephonic line? that was the last caller, madam
chair, no further speakers here in the chamber. >> chair ronen: public comment is now closed. i first of all just want to thank everyone from code tenderloin and residents who have used the center for coming out and speaking. the staff of d.p.h. is excellent at giving an explanation, but hearing from people with lived experiences talk about their experience with the center or providing services at the center is extremely compelling. thank you so much for your work. thank you so much for coming out here today and speaking to us. as dell said, it's not -- we have limited dollars to serve enormous needs and we always are trying to figure out what's the best use of those dollars to
serve the needs. i am very intrigued by the -- this experiment, and i do believe it's not like anything that we are doing anywhere else in san francisco and i'm really, you know, i've been watching it extremely closely because i think we are going to -- we have learned and we are going to continue to learn a lot from the center. so it's hard for us on the board when we don't have long-term plans and this, you know, arose as an emergency and didn't have much of a plan and enormous amount of money to ok the massive contracts without having much information. but we are also collectively doing our best to serve a crisis on the streets and learning as we go. and i'm well aware of that and
am learning, doing this learning with you as we go along, and i think it makes sense to continue this lease for another six months as we continue this learning together. but as it's open longer and longer, we'll need more and more answers and we all know that. so thank you again for coming out today and, oh, supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: thank you. i just want to thank all the folks that came out from the community. i think it's really important to hear about people's lived experiences. we did a program last year, you all might know, positive directions equals change. we, i led that effort to ensure that got funded because community was asking for an abstinance-based therapeutic community, similar to what you do in terms of sharing your lived experience, helping surround those in need with services and then helping to direct them speaking from your
own personal experience. so, for me that is a phenomenal, phenomenal thing you are doing. whether we come into this room on the budget committee, we have to look at it through the lens of just the numbers, right. and so how much are you getting for what you are putting in, and i understand, dell, you can't put a price on the amount of money that it takes to turn someone's life around. and of course, we are dedicated to that in this chamber. so i'm willing to support this today. i really appreciate you all coming out and sharing your experiences from the heart. i know it's not easy to do that publicly, so i want to recognize that and i also want to say i look forward to continuing to work with you all on hopefully this will continue to be a success. we will look forward to the mayor's budget and how they detail what additional services and money is put into this. and i'm happy to put efforts behind innovative ideas and look and see how we can get better
outcomes for the money we put in. so, we will look at that further when the mayor puts the proposal forward in terms of what the commitment is. but right now what's in front of us as i was reminded the other day is the contract extension for a lease. so, i'm happy to support that contract extension and then we will come back to the further conversation of additional services and a plan. it would be so that the department of public health knows, we would like to see a plan in terms of the budget once it's approved by the mayor. we will see that budget and how you intend to spend those services and what the true objective is for this t.l.c. center as folks from the community renamed it the t.l.c. site. thank you, madam chair. >> chair ronen: i would like to make a motion to send it to the full board with positive recommendation. can you take a roll call vote. >> with amendment. >> chair ronen: first i have to
amendment it. i would like to make a motion to amend this item as detailed by the director. >> yes, on the motion to amend this resolution as offered by department of real estate. [roll call vote taken] >> chair ronen: thank you, now make a motion to send the item to the full board with positive recommendation as amended. >> the motion to forward the resolution to the full board with the positive recommendation as amended. [roll call vote taken] >> three aye. >> chair ronen: thank you so much. >> thank you, everyone. can you please read item number 13. >> 13, resolution approving the send amendment to grant agreement between five keys school and programs and supportive housing, and next door shelter, increasing the grant amount by approximately 22.7 million for total amount of
approximately 32.4 million, extending the grant agreement from june 30, 2022, to june 30, 2025. and five one-year options to extend the city's discretion, and enter into amendments or modifications prior to the final execution by all parties, and did not materially increase the obligations or liabilities to the city and are necessary for purposes of the grant. members of the public joining us remotely call 1-415-655-0001, 24852951638 and pound twice. press star 3 to enter the speaker line. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and your queue to begin your comments. >> chair ronen: emily cohen i believe is on the line to present.
>> good afternoon chair ronen members of the committee. emily cohen. i'm here before you today with an amendment to the, second amendment, excuse me, to the branch agreement with five keys for ongoing operations of the next door shelter. resolution before you would approve the second amendment to our grant agreement for shelter operations and services. extends the term by three years for a total term of december 1, 2020, to june 30, 2025. continue services t he same level, increasing not to exceed amount by 22.7 million to account for the additional three years of operation. the annual budget is approximately $6.8 million for this shelter program.
as background, next door closed in june 2020 due to the pandemic and then the site reopened under the operations of five keys. and the site can support up to 334 guest at full capacity, although we are currently operating at a covid informed capacity of 248 guests. since the project reopened, the shelter reopened, it served 618 people, providing a safe place to be, food, services, showers, the robust services provided by shelter. and i am happy to stop there and of course take any questions the committee has. >> chair ronen: thank you. we have a report from the budget legislative analyst. >> this resolution approves the first amendment to the existing agreement with five keys to
operate a congregate shelter at 1001 polk street. extends the existing agreement through june 2025, and not to exceed by $32.4 million. we show the budget on page 39 of the report, of our report, we did have a recommendation at the time we were writing this report, the monitoring report for this provider was not available, but we did get that last night from h.s.h. so we do recommend approval of this resolution. >> i'm sorry, through the chair, can you repeat the last thing you said. >> when we issued the report, a recommendation to provide this year's program monitoring report on this particular site, which was not available at the time our report was published. we did get a copy of that report last night so we are recommending approval. we did not see any issues in the report.
>> chair ronen: great, thank you so much. my questions, colleagues? >> supervisor safai: yes. >> chair ronen: supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: deputy director cohen. >> good afternoon. >> supervisor safai: good afternoon, how are you? >> doing well, sir. thank you. >> supervisor safai: good. one of the questions, one of the things i saw in here the size of this grant, extension of it, i understand is three years. but it's growing exponentially from the original amount. over 234%. can you talk about that? i understand it's a number of years, and you've provided the monitoring, on-site monitoring report. can you talk about the on-site monitoring report since we did not have access to that information? >> yes. absolutely. so, the on-site monitoring report we have done in the past year as a desk audit due to the
restrictions of covid, but on-site monitoring, and five keys is meeting all the expectations in terms of the services provided, guest satisfaction, and being able to keep the site in good working order. so, we are continuing to work with them to ensure that the site satisfaction, increase the rate of completion of those, as well as connecting folks to coordinated entry, but generally found the shelter is, is functioning very appropriately and meeting the needs of the guests. >> supervisor safai: and then in terms of -- in terms of just because i've always known five
keys as providing, i mean they started as a program that provided high school diplomas with the sheriff's department for those that are adults in county jails, how long, and i understand you issued an rfq, which i appreciate. how long has five keys been in the shelter business for single adults? >> absolutely. i believe the first contract we entered into with five keys to operate navigation centers and shelters was at the embarcadero safe navigation center. that was before the pandemic, i want to say 2019, they also operate the bay shore navigation center, they have operated several hotels, they also recently were awarded a contract to operate a new housing site in partnership with h.s.h. and as five keys has grown statewide
they have taken on more and more housing and homeless services. i believe staff from five keys is on the line to give public comment but they have developed a robust and very successful shelter and housing component of the work that they do. not just in san francisco, and so we have found them to be an incredibly -- i'm sorry, the bay shore was the first with h.s.h. and then contracted embarcadero as well, so a very strong partner and appreciate how much work during the pandemic to operate safe hotels as well. >> supervisor safai: and how many people responded to the rfq you issued, number 130? >> let mow -- i don't think i have that information in front of me with you can get it quickly. >> supervisor safai: that's fine, you can follow up.
i was curious, just looking at the report in terms of the analysis of qualifications and previous demonstrating capacity. but seems as though they have done work with you over the years so you feel comfortable with their capacity to deliver the service. and i appreciate the fact you did an rfq. i don't have any additional questions. thank you, madam chair. >> chair ronen: thank you so much. open the item up for public excellent. >> members of the public in person should line up now, remotely, 1-415-655-0001, press pound twice, star 3 to enter the speaker line. we have no in-person speakers in the chamber. can you unmute the first speaker. >> hello, my name is megan
fallen, calling as a director of five keys but also as a strong advocate for unhoused neighbors in san francisco. i've worked in homeless services in san francisco for the last six years, and worked for five keys for nearly three years. and i've seen over and over how shelter can change lives. i'm super excited to share with you today and five keys is honored to provide shelter services at next door. runs a variety of different shelters, hotels, nav centers and phh in the bay area, and given the opportunity to run next door, we were super sighted. it's a safe place for folks to stay and the hope is that they are connected to permanent housing. we have case managers that help our guests get stabilized, medical services for folks who need care and focus on building community with every interaction
we have with our guests. thank you for your consideration and support for this agreement. >> thank you, megan, for your comments. do we have any more speakers in the queue? that completes our chair. >> chair ronen: public comment is now closed. i would like to make a motion to send to the full board with recommendation. >> on that motion to send the resolution to the full board with recommendation. [roll call vote taken] three aye. >> chair ronen: thank you, item 14. >> a resolution approving the first amendment to the grant agreement between bayview hunters point foundation, and the department of homelessness and supportive housing to provide shelter operations and services at the bayview safe navigation center, increasing the grant agreement amount by approximately 17.1 million for a total amount not to exceed 26.6 million, extending the
grant agreement term by 36 months. december 1, 2020, through june 30, 2025, and amendment, prior to the final execution by all parties and did not materially increase the on gauges or liabilities for the city and necessary to effectuate the purposes of the grant. members of the public joining us remotely and wish to comment please call 1-415-655-0001, 24852951638, and pound twice, and then 3, and the system will indicate when you have been unmuted. madam chair. >> chair ronen: update for those here for the afternoon budget and appropriations meeting, we are still in the morning meeting, budget and finance. new estimate of time will come back and start that meeting
around 2:20. so please feel free to get a cup of coffee or do something else in the interim. miss cohen, could you please try to keep this presentation very short? >> absolutely, chair ronen. thank you very much. we are here before you with a contract amendment for the bayview safe navigation center. this would extend the contract to june 30, 2025, and increase the not to exceed amount to $26.7 million, continuing services at the same level. annual budget for the shelter that is offered in partnership with bayview hunters point foundation, about $5 million annually. project first opened in january 2021, and can serve 186 adults and 17 families. it's in a beautiful newly
constructed facility in the bayview neighborhood and just really incredible partnership with bayview hunters point foundation, appreciate their collaboration, i'll take any questions. >> chair ronen: thank you so much. b.l.a. >> this resolution approved the first amendment to the bayview hunters point foundation, grant agreement which operates the bayview safe navigation center, extends the existing agreement through june 2025 and not to exceed amount by $26.7 million. as we show on page 44, annual cost is approximately $5 million, and you'll see that is a decrease from the current year of $6 million, and my understanding from the department is that they are going to add a case management to this side that will increase the annual cost, accounted for in the contingency budget of the
existing contract. we do -- we are not able to review this year's program monitoring report so we do recommend that the department provide that report which i understand is underway to the full board prior to the full board approving this resolution but we do recommend approval, assuming there is no issues in the performance monitoring report. thank you. >> chair ronen: thank you, and to miss cohen, can you get us the performance monitoring report between now and tuesday when we have to make the full -- we have to make the final decision at the full board? >> i do not think i can get it to you by tuesday. the work is underway, but we have not will regular meetings with the provider, regular visits, not a lot of -- our
shelter monitoring staff has been impacted by covid this last couple of weeks and so we do have some minor delays getting the report out. we expect to have this well -- i think we can have it before the full board. >> chair ronen: that's tuesday. >> okay. i think -- we could get this for you -- possible. i can't commit to next tuesday. >> chair ronen: what i'm going to do, send this out to the full board without recommendation and then if we don't get the report in time, we might continue it at the full board. so, but first of all, we'll set it up for public comment. >> chair ronen, we have the site visit as part of the monitoring scheduled for may 23. so the report would be available following that site visit.
comment. can i confirm that was the last caller? madam chair, that concludes our queue. >> public comment is now closed. [gavel] like to make a motion to send this item to the full board without recommendation. >> on that motion to forward to the full board without recommendation, vice chair safai. >> aye. >> member mar. >> mar, aye. >> chair ronen? >> we have three ayes. >> a thank you so much. that passes unanimously. mr. clerk, do we have any other items on this agenda? >> no, madam chair this, concludes our business. we are going to meet back here for the budget and appropriations committee meeting at 2:25. and we'll be looking at the schedule to make some changes in the future. i'm so sorry and really hate wasting people's time, so i apologize. with that, this meeting is adjourned. [gavel] can i have a motion.
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president vice president. i'm alex and i'm here representing a grass routey grouch grand embark defero envisioning a grand embark defero which is occur free. people of all ages can walk, bike and roll safely. a road diet for the embark defero. we think the ecbark defero is a transit tore corridor and crave for the work the port is dooring to plan the future through the program.
if you look you see residentses and people who use the roadway talk about their scary interactions with cars and trucks. >> or bikes. why let's talk about a green future. a sustainable future. a car free embarcadero would create a carbon free corridor connecting eastern neighborhoods to the entire region on the car free embarcadero people could go
safely to bart, municipal and he ferries. transport is 47% of sf's green house gases all buildings put together. this is an important way to make the waterfront more sustainable. >> the port's terrific water front resilience program looking at accommodate and retreat. we think that 4 lanes of busy car traffic on the water's edge is not the way to g. cars and water don't mix limp a waterfront promenade like walking water front and reclaimed park land by the water will be resilient we hope the port will embrace it and make it a reality. we are working on our plan, putting together our website and canning through our proposal. . i urge the port to consider this
idea >> thank you. >> 3 minutes are up. >> thank you. anyone else? seeing none. at this time. will provide remote participates. >> thank you president adams. at this time, we will open the queue for anyone on the phone withhold like to make public comment on items not on the agenda. >> dial star 3 if you wish to make comment. and the system will let you know when your line is open. others will wait on mute until their line is open. comments limited to 3 minutes the queue is open. please dial star 3 if you wish to make comment. at this time there are no members of the public on the
phone wishing to make public comment. >> next item. >> item 9 arc the executive director's report. good afternoon president adams and vice president ho. members of the commission and public and staff i'm the executive director. my report is about equity. as we kickoff asian american heritage month i'm happy to report on significant mile stones we have made. last week we submitted the 2022 racial equity action plan report to the office of racial equity. since pub laboring our plan in december of 2020 we have made progress on goal and actions. work to embed equity tow all
aspects of our business. created space and programming to rescue myself and celebrate the diversity of our staff and begun normalizing rachls we are work to make the port an antiracist organization. taking actionable steps to support andup lift the voices of underrepresents communities of today we stand ready to elevate this work. we will take steps to breathe life in culture that is welcome, transparent and open to people of all backgrounds. we will examine and improve our internal practices and external actions to create opportunity for and with partners and communities of actions and goals for 2022 support employee identified areas. that we need to put place attention to. to achieve racial equity. >> to our strategic plan we have
updated our 2021, 2025 strategic plan it ensure alignment with racial ecwrity actions. >> today i will present the update to the plan and tony autry or opportunity manager will present our actions or actions in 2021 and those planned for this year. you will learn about strategies. because we are being innovative and cocreating our plan with the staff and commission. as a reminder, we have 7 goal in our strategic plan. our strategic plan has 3 pill arts. economic recovery. equity and he resilience the economic recovery incorporate equity so the renaissance includes and celebrates resident and welcomes neighbor who is have been left out and left
behind. our business opportunity aim to be shared with owners and workforce. our economic recovery offers us the promise to do things different low and see our values on the ground in the experience of the waterfront. >> equity is a pillar. we are work to weave it in port work. we will create a more diverse and inclusive and equal organization on waterfront and create an antiracist organization that provides all employees the vipir where they can bring their selves to work and make breast contributions. the language of our specific equity goal is to create a diverse and inclusive organization in water front and empower black, indigenous, people of color through equal policies and practices. our goal remains the same. we have updated our strategies.
i will start with our internal actions we have 3 key objectives here. the first is an environment of inclusion and belonging. this is a major focus of our work and has proven important. i did not clearly see that our work culture was unwelcoming for many and had been designed by and for those who are dominant in a power position and white culture engrained. we are working to change our culture. we will continue this important work. we will cultivate a work environment that is celebrating diversity of staff and contributions to the organization. create and review policies and practice to promote incollusion of women, people with disabilities and lggtq and other historically disvajed groups. racial equity competence gendered biassed training for
all port staff. we can be stronger as an organization if we are a diverse organization. this is our second objective. to do this, we need to establish racial diverse leadership at the port. and here is how we'll achieve this. we will implement and refine our mentorship to support those urnt represented. port leaders will participate in this program. we will evaluate staff demographics through hiring and retention the data is important here. we want the demographics of the organization over all, to be reflected at all level in our organization. leadership, management, technical. crafts, throughout the organization. leadership arc counselability is key. we need to evaluate the data and
set goals for ourselves. i am focused on sussession plan nothing leadership deputy director and assistant deputy director ranks. our third objective is equal recruitment, hiring and retention. all of these have been blind to race and diversity. we are improving our processes to achieve a diverse workforce of here we are going to advance diversity strategies for hiring focusing on underrepresented groups including latin x people. city programs to hire 10 interns a year from historically under resourced neighborhoodses. we are under way with hiring of port's opbuds man will support our staff on training, promotional opportunity and
career advancement. we will ensure all managers receive city train to improve the ability to mentor staff. this summarizes our strategy i want to take an in a moment to thank port staff. who have engaged in this work. expressed concerns,up lifted voices and worked with leadership to set our course to an antiracist organization. this journey will not be conclude today or next year this is a long journal and he our staff set the course on us taking it. >> we are not focused on internal actions we'll remain focussed on an equal waterfront for all. we have 3 objectives. first is connect communities to waterfront open space by increasing activation in park and open space for historically under represented communities. to do this work we will create more partner shps with community
serving organizations. we have seen success here throughout our partner with the sailing program for low income youth. improving open spaces and parks and seek city, state and federal funding to do so. second, to our external action system leasing. we have over 500 tenants and impact can be great through leasing relationships. we are anything to ensure equal access top opportunity for owned and local business earnprizes and tony can provide more on the actions. and third. ensure economic opportunity are shared with all communities through our contracting. strategy here is to engage and through more and more creative means and partnerships to assist and the provide assistance and to out reach with education with the goal of 10 new firms in the
ecstasy program of i'm happy to want that port actions resulted in many new businesses joining the program. we will continue to exceed the mayor's goal of 40% contracts arc word to lbe firms. this requires claperation, thought and intentional efforts by all of us. ready to ensure this work is the forefront of organizational strategy to meet our mission. our equity strategy arc lines with the action plan actions. and the dei program. i'm inspired by the work staff is doing to advance our goals and i hope you will be, too. as for mixture stepsil be back soon with a strategic plan update to the resilience goal. in july we'll pub labor the 3 plans we worked on.
tony? >> thank you elaine. good upon afternoon president adams and vice president ho. commissioners and the public, it is nice to be here in person today. i'm tony autry the diversity opportunity manager. and i will be presentlying an update on our diversity equity and he inclusion program. so. our agenda for today will cover where the focus offer hard work has been. since the creation of our departmental racial equity action plan in december of 2020 which is now in the process of
implemented. i will provide you with an over view of 21 and 22 goals and how we selected the actions that we will implement for this year. >> to start, i'd like to provide a high level over view of the 21 goals. last year we examined our goals and categorized actions as short, mid and long-term goals. our game plan -- focused on inclusion and belonging. we selected the most actions to implement from the section. these actions were innovative and long lasting positive impacts for the port by addressing inequities experienced by employees of color. other short term actions focus on leadership development.
opportunity for disadvantaged communities. loan and grant opportunity and contract opportunity. total 1 thing actions we selected 30 actions as goals to be completed by december 31st, 2021. in our first year of implementation we made accomplishments. our hr developed a mentorship program wore piloting this year. we have continued our investment in funding a youth employment program. that we hope will increase the racial diversity of plaintiff's exhibit pool. seeks career and professional services and construction trade for practicals. developed a diversity calendar the start of 2021. which included programming starting with black history month. and continued with cultural
month throughout the year. we initial low were sending our communications to all staff via e mail now we moved to a communications to a platform that can track e mail analytics and seen an increase in the engagement and participation. port staff in events like just keeping it real and port chat. >> additionally, we have successfully applied a racial equity lens to policies such as the vaccine mandate and return to office. >> completed 10, 4 hour sessions of equity training and completed 3, 4 hour sessions. >> financial assistance for lbe's through covid-19 pandemic relief. lbe loans, and as you know our port commission is engaged with supporting and guiding our
equity efforts. commissioners kim brandon and gillman formed a working group to provide guidance and receive updates on our progress of impelementation. our commission adopted the ramaytush ohlone lands acknowledge being now read at beginning of each meeting. the recognition is a small ask significant step toward combaiting native invisibility. we citied a reason with the ore. and that has lead to the creation of an enter price and infrastructure cohort made of other city departments who meet monthly to share best practice, brain storm ideas and provide a safe space for leaders to share the highlight and challenges of the equity work. i would be remiss federal i did
not mention a component to our dei program infrastructure. which has been the creation of the racial equity change team and revised role for racial advisory council. together, these 2 grouches serve as the port's champions. >> of the 30 actions we completed 20 are completed of that -- 30 actions we completed 20 and 10 are in progress. and so this pie chart reflects that. i will now provide an over view of our 2022 goals. >> the prop we took deliver friday last year. this time we have. had an improved process that involves the directors and champions of each division early on and throughout every phase of
our process. our method for selecting and prioritizing actions to implement for 22 was collaborative and transparent. robust discussions and different perspectives to consider before building consensus and deciding whether to recommend certain reap actions over others. >> our approach provided a way for staff from every level of the organization to have equal and direct access to decisionmaking. the enengagement aimed supporting a strong culture within our organization that spans across divisions, changes top down decision make and break silos. our approach feedback from the ore reap evidence which recommend that we need to commit to shifting and internal decisionmaking structures to repair trust and empower employees. the success of reaching each
mile stone relied on team work. communication and a shared vision. as a result of this approach and process, there is a greater degree of familiarity and engage am with our racial equity plan and a sense of connectivity to the work among staff. our 2022 reap selection process entailed 3 phases. our first phase -- was with our deputy directors and champions by division. there they produced a list of goals 5 to 8 racial plan goals they felt were feasible. that were resources and implemented by the end of this year. >> the next face involved volunteers from phase one. a working group deputy directors
they took the list of goals from each division and republican them through a criteria i will out line on the next slide. they went lieu and selected 15 to 25 goals to recommend. and that was presented to our port sdreshth and assistant port director to finalize our recommended actions. so here is the criteria that we applied. another recommendation from the ore was to gather robust and meaningful data from employees. we used themes from our upon listening tour that was done in 2020 as a measure of whether after action was supporting an identified area of improvement.
other factors that influenced this year's goals feasibility and available resources, whether it addressed racial desparity and arc lined with the equity section of the port strategic plan. our collaborative reprocess selection process resulted in finalizing 23 actions to implex as our 22 reap goals. in addition to the 23 actions, there are the 10 carry over actions for 2021 that are in progress and one action we found not assigned last yooer but progress made we rolld that in the batch. there are a toll of 34 actions to be implemented by december 31st, 2022. we have increased our external focus you see 14 actions are from contracts, leasing, parks and open space. we recognize the experience of
the communities we serve and have prioritized our efforts to connect communities to waterfront open space and ensure access to opportunity. the remaining 9 actions are internal and position to address employee identified areas of improvement. issues were identified. focus is to have fair standardses relateded discipline. diversity and retain talent removing barriers to promotion and training opportunities. informed by employee feedback we'll also focus on actions aimed to increase the accountability of our commission. this smoes the focus actions. you see three are from the december and separation section.
this year we will pay attention to uncovering and tracking bias against. and he was ensure that develop is equal for violations of similar policies across the board. >> here are additional actions that we have selected. these are external phasing and these actions were inherited from the e ip work. economic impact policy work and improve and increase opportunity for the resilient communities. and the remarnldz of the actions. a focus is for the port is not only to uphold equitys a pillar of its own organization about advance it through partner shps like criteria for development
community benefit agreements encouraging tenants, sun tenants or flyers. over all with the first year completed we're pleased with our progress and collaboration among staff. we bodiesing on the mobile home and you remember our intention on take learnd and feedback from our stake holders to improve our dei program and stride toward our departmental transformation it a more equal organization this concludes my informational presentation and i can take questions you may have.more equ concludes my informational presentation and i can take questions you may have.it a mor this concludes my informational presentation and i can take questions you may have. thank you. if are no questions the next section of my report. >> commissioner? >> i wish i could read my own
writing. i will have to come back. a place used over by the director. and for the life me i can't -- looks like disi -- discipline. it will come to me. its used over and over. and i know what it means but i don't know what it means as we address it. i want to complement you and the director for having a very aggressive way of writing past wrongs. myself over years in the state legislator i was in charge of
hiring and the thing i was proudest of young people, women of color that started as messengers and worked their way in like staff directors and chiefs of staff and policy makers. i just think that it is so important to. reach people at the bottom and help bring them up. that helps other people -- if she can do it i can get up there, too. commends you and again -- wish i could read my writing. [laughter]. >> thank you. commissioner, barton. >> should have took penmanship. >> i want to thank e lane and tony for the reports. i think it is important that -- we update the strategic plan to include equity. thank you for that.
and the racial equity action plan update was great. and want to thank the team for being so committed to implementing of so many of the goals every year. and look forward to -- seeing the results. of the implementation and what come out. thank you, tony. >> thank you, commissioner brandon >> tony, i wanted to thank you for a wonderful report. of and -- so much progress has been made. we should be proud and i'm celebrating the equity champions. only comment i have 2 comments in the committee when we meet as a working group. i was thinking about last session at the end of may. i hope we do departmental mou's
or agreements with other city departments we could as part of our preamble or stock language we put in the agreements something about our values for equity and he an expectation those organizations will embrace our equity have yous i know every department is unique and different. around >> accept tee that could be helpful. something to been as a possibility. and -- and then again. reallimented to say i appreciate always the contracting opportunity and bringing -- resiliencey become to our parks and open spaces to unsure well is access to amenities of the water front and how we look at lease to reflect the diversity
of san francisco. thank you very much >> thank you, commissioner. >> thank you, tone and he e lane for this great report. i think it is great to see how we infused this. i will make an observation i think the commissioners who mensed that is my observation is that as you take each step is getting more integrated that is number one a great step forward in terms of within the port and second low all of the actions do build a strong culture that is in the built in one day. it takes time and it takes consistency, constantsy persistence and i want to say i think the port is really lead this and i don't know about the other departments but it strikes me i think we are a leader in
cthis effort. you want to have it organic. it does take conscious effort to get there. that is had you are doing. i commends you for making those steps and taking actions will be part of how you function and you not have to talk about it but it is the way you act. that will be the success it get there. and i commends you for the journey you are on. >> thank you, vice president. woo ho. >> something like this never appears not guilty box score its is a grind. day in and day out. i appreciate the effort. this is hard. right? but you are making a difference and i think the commission we see temperature i can see it and -- i think it speaks to the principles and consciousness of
the port. i believe that this is the best commission in the city the best agency here and i think others will have to take notice. i think we will be that beacon of light. they say, being the best is not easy have you to work harder than everybody. i appreciate the hard work and to me, i see the efforts. gratitude. >> thank you. would it be proper thap we share our program or what we are doing with other city agencies. so that the mayor or somebody if they are doo this there why can't we at the airport or the other agency is and i think that -- tuesday be good because i think other commissions i never thought of that we could do that, too. and so this could be a chairman
said like a beacon of -- for the entire city infrastructure to right the wrongs. >> we very much appreciate that comment and tony is working with the other agencies well is a new office that the city has established the office of racial equity and he bringing diameters together to share best practices and we are in an infrastructure cohort. that is working for us. we will share our best practices. we think we are a leader in this. we learned from the office of racial equity we know we have a ways to go. we appreciate their feedback but will share and for commissioner burton, the acronym we use is bipack that might be the one you wrote down. >> no. i show my stupidity i wondered
what it was forit was like ing despencible. tell come to me in sleep like -- [laughter]. very good. thank you, tony, excellent job. >> that leads mow to the final part of my executive director report a commendation to woo ho. last week today is vice president woo ho's last meeting aye as a port commissioner. she has asked not to be reash pointed after serving for 11 years. in that time commissioner woo ho helped guide the port through many project and initiatives and always served with wisdom and integrity encouraging staff to do our best. we owe a deal of our success to her. especially during this period of economic recovery. commissioner woo ho's vision and expertise served the port and
city so well. commissioner woo ho is a strategic think and challenged the port to think more strategically, too. it was her suggestion this we create a 5 year strategic plan. which is now guiding our organization. she challenged us to think ynldzor transactions. and to look at the big are picture as an organization. and present context. i will miss commissioner woo ho very much and thankful for her considerations and her upon kindness to be. no , i will read a proclamation from the mayor i will present it to you after commissioner and public comments. >> where as, the city and county of san francisco traditional low recognized individuals who have made significant and remarkable contributions to the vitality of our city and dedicated work of
doorion woo ho represents san francisco values. and where as, doorion was appointed by mayor lee to the san francisco port commission and approved in 2011 during her 11 years of service on the port commission served as president for 2 terms and vice president for 1. where as during her tenure. lead with undaunting integrity tow make smart investments to improve and manage our beaut water front. helped guide the port efforts to navigate the economic storm of the covid-19 pandemic. and where as together with her fellow commissioners provided direction and built communities like 88 broadway with affordable units for families and seniors. soon mission rock will be home for 1, 200 individuals and
families. and pier 70 will be home for over a thousand residents. and where as, in 2018, she was instrumental in passing prop arc with spchlt san francisco voters to make a vielth down payment to address seismic and flood risks along our waterfront. beyond her work on the port commission she is a retired executive with over 35 years of commercial and customer making experienceful formir roles president, chief executive officer and director of united commercial bank. former executive vice president of marketing, student loans and corporate trust and president of the consumer credit group atwells fargo and senior vice president at citibank. and where as with passion and dedicationing she gave back to
the community by serving on the board of the san francisco opera. and a member of the diversity and inclusion and director and officer's committee and as the communities upon council cochair for the successful world premiere of the dream of the red chamber opera in 2016. and where as, she is widely considered by ler colleagues as a cheaperished friends and the port commission's staff as a respected mentor. her guidance will impact the health of the water front for generations to come. and where as woo ho is looking forward to spending time with her family in retirement especially her husband, james. now, therefore, resolved that i, mayor -- mayor of the city of san francisco dpo proclaim may
10, 2022 woo ho day in san francisco. [applause]. thank you. thank you. >> thank you. now we'll take public comment including from staff. is there public comment in the room? anyone else. go up after jack. good afternoon president adams, vice president woo ho i'm jack bear i'm representing the san francisco giant's and all of us who work on the mission rock project. we wanted fresz express our gratitude to commissioner woo ho for her service and all the dedication and time that she spent. on our projects and all the
others in front of the port. searching on a powerhouse commission like the port or planning commission rec/park is quite aion it takes a lot of dedication. time and energy. the commission meetings are just the tip of the iceberg. a lot of work is done outside of the middle easting itself. behind the scenes, reading, preparing meeting with staff. fielding calls from tenants and the public. as one of the continuants of the port, i have on occasion poke to off the commissioners. and sergeant spoke to commissioner woo ho and appreciate your diligence and willingness to spend time with me. we are in a tricky moment before the mission rock election where there was a potential challenging ballot measure
placed. we had plans for 30% of affordable house and there was a late night meeting that went until 3:30 in the morning. mike casey, john burton and many other stake holders. we worked out a deal where we increased the affordability rate to 40%. and we increased the levels to balance that. the next day i had to pick update phone and call the port. because they were not represent in the that meeting. and i called commissioner woo ho and explained the situation to her. i appreciate the inneractions we had and the wisdom that you have shown on a very complicated, details deal like the mission rock project.
i appreciate all that effort and i'm sure all the effort on all the other projects and other work before the port. as a token of appreciation and with an all the ethic's rules. i have a plaque that personalized for you. showing mission rock. >> mruz mrauz. can member take a picture of jack. thank you. this evening diane.
good afternoon president adams and vice president woo ho for the left day. i retired a year ago it fwrit to see you. i was hiding in the wings i had to come today to express my thanks to commissioner woo ho. for your deep devegz to the public water front. it serves so many diverse uses and public benefits and the dedication in the banking expertise and bringing that to a public water front to create things that get most impact for the investments made. i have always been so impressed by your work ethic.
it is is inspiring. it is you know you dedicate so much personal time to take the deep dives in the details and come become to the surface and educate us all about the strategic policy choices, issues and options and -- educate the staff and the public in the process. . it is really helped all of us to understand nou how to steward the waterfront better together. and understand the come complexities interests are collected in a small space. for your promotion of being -- steward of the water front you are a promoter of the solutions and partnerships to make it -- continue to evolve and create new opportunities for everyone.
i'm grateful for the support you made on the plan update process. you pushed the staff to mack myself the number of public members that were anticipate nothing that plan, working group and the teams and i will never forget the way that you described that public process. creating one thousand flowers of public values and ideas that are not in the updated policies of the waterfront plan. but your legacy extends yndz those public values because -- you strengthened the focus and the effectiveness through the port strategic plan. it is perfect there was a strategic plan update to highlight how you have brought all the threads together. >> you really have been an studental and bring the port commission and the staff closer
together. and harmony on what we should be focusd and carrying out in our work on the water front. and that strategic plan you helped us create is the blueprint that aligned the publicing value from thes plan and the priority and financial realities of the capital plan and budget and then with the report today highlighting how it is that we will make this a more inclusive and antiracist organization. we provide benefits for all. so, that is about another thousand flowers -- and i can't thank you enough for your dedication to the port and wish you the very best in your retirement and family. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. is there anyone else in the room for public comment.
come on, mike. good afternoon. commissioners i was not sure i would say something i had to. i have so respectful of the time and effort and energy you all put in in spchlt san front and making a better city. and we come here to work and come to the meetings and work hard to figure out where we meet you in the middle. dp i have been appreciative commissioner woo ho's ability to challenge us and offer wisdom you heard from the experience in the proclamation. as we enter the pan dem and i can wonders what are we doing with 10ents with businesses shut down and understand the ref leaf programs they'll take advantage of and how that will affect the port. i had a number of conversations with the commissioner where she laid out her understanding of the banking industry and how it would rise and the port could
meet it and serve our tennesseentsss i worked at economic workforce development on the america's cup of the next day commissioner woo ho said let's get together. we sat down and i did not know what to expect. she did a great job of explaining to me how the challenge of bring tourism. the economic challenge or promise of america's cup was going to work with asian tourism. it was not something with the hearing. not manage that was sort of meant to chink the event it was her offering her expert ease to machine who need temperature i will appreciate that. it is a sad day for to yous lose you i'm excited to celebrate all you have done for us. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thanks, mike. >> anyone else that will --
katie >> good afternoon. commissioners i'm katie i'm the port's cfo. i am here to express the deep thanks and appreciation from the port's finance staff for commissioner woo ho. we have been so appreciative of your focus on the port enterprise you evaluate, probe, ask questions and you have given us direction on such a wide variety of issues. our personaling on revenue bond issuance. on the port's balance sheet. we have seen you were experience as a bank and laser focus on the need for the port not just to function as a city agency but as a business. and that has been a tremendous asset to the port during your tenure. so i wanted to thank you for
your time and the attention that you have given to the work that is necessary to maintain the port's bottom line. and i am going to miss your questions, analytical approach. strategic and thoughtful guidance. any i wanted to say best wishes and i don't know that we'll ever have another commissioner who is so intent on making sure that this earnprize flourishes. thank you very much for that. thanks, katie. anyone else? mented to say anything? okay. >> one more time. that -- will provide instructions for remote participates. >> thank you, president adams. at this time we'll open the queue for anyone on the phone withhold like to make comment on the executive director's report. dial star 3 if you wish to make
public comment. system will let you when your line is open. others will wait on mute until their line is open. comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person. the queue is open. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. of at this time there are no members of the public on the phone wish to make public comment. >> okay. thank you. public comment is closed. commissioner gilman? >> thank you elaine for that report. i have no questions. commissioner woo ho i want to thank you for the 4 years i had the honor to serve with you you are welcoming when i joind and i remember our lunch across the street at embarcadero center and helped me understand the
financial business of the port and your acronym rubbed off on meism want to machine who came not for profit sector we measure the bottom line by social impact and by not having a deficit. the opportunity to upon earn profit or what is good for the port you helped me understand that and walked me through it and i appreciated that we shared a love for water trans port and i promise you i will continue that passion on this commission for water transportation. i want to thank you for your leadership and service and wish and your family the best in your retirement. i appreciate you as a colleague, thank you. >> thank you. >> commissioner brandon. elaine, thank you for your report, again. and thank you for the brief update. commissioner woo ho.
i am really going to miss you. i think i have served the longest with her and she has really become a friend and i really respect her. and appreciate her in so many ways. i will miss her finance and real estate expertise. and all this she has given to this port and the waterfront. and he is just leaving such a legacy. and she -- she does it with passion, dedication and so much wisdom. and -- she is my friends. so -- i know we will see each other after you leave and your retirement but i will miss serving with you. you have done a phenomenonal job i appreciate and respect you. >> thank you. commissioner burton? >> well i'm going to miss her
she is my seat mate for a short time. it is a special relationship. with that, seat mate but -- she has done great things for the city before she was appointed to the port commission. i told her that is bs about her retiring she would not know how to do it and keep contributing thank you for letting me move up a notch on the commission. [laughter]. >> tone and he -- director forbes, thank you for your report. man this is going to be tough for me. but hopefully somewhere along the line you can find laughter. it was -- 2012 had i came on the commission and she was the
president and -- monick was here and she was tough, right. and and even me in the beginning when i came on the commission we were like oil and water. we clashed. right. that was a good thing because she was a process person. smart and i know president brandon will remember this. the america's cup. and she said they have parking. do they have vallet parking for the rich. i am on the ends saying i will not say anything. that was how she was and -- she is always been an ethical person. put her heart forth and one thing you did not mention a lot don't know i have done a lot of
research the correspond in cambodia. she is a renaissance woman. smart, versatile and a good person we have become good friends the reason i'm better is because of her. i can really say and -- you know i know we both had i dark day when mayor lee passed away. she was close to mayor lee. and we both cryd that day it was a loss for the city and type of guy he was and her relationship with the pack. she has relationships for a lifetime. thank you for all that you have done. you are caring.
you are strong, and you always put the port first and ask the hard questions and you said to me, willie, have the painful discussions and get to the b. stuff and she was never afraid to take political pressure. that never bothered her i don't care about politics. we have to do when is right we are stewards for the city. i always respectd that about her. he is very strong and when she getos and has an all right of gold. we are friends and consider her a sister and i do anything for her. >> thank you. >> and yea i got one other thing to say. >> i get on say something. >> i had something to present to
you. go ahead. you go first. >> i willen spend a few empties. after 11 year its is time to say a few words. thank you to all of you for the wonderful and gracious comments and carl can you remember to sends me a copy of the minutes to keep a proper recommendance of everything said. parting is we sorrow that is how i feel today as my last day as a san francisco port commissioner after 11 years. i would like to say a few word what is they meant to me and my family. neither my father or husband are here today but i want to thank them and say how privileged i feel to follow their footsteps. my father was a diplomat can civic service for the republic of china taiwan and my husband james ho was deputy mayor. the port was in his portfolio he
was responsible for business and arts. it was familiar territory. we truly have book ended our public service careers with the port as he befwan exit ended today. my father and has inspired me to take on public service as did mayor lee who appointed me to this commission. port was a high priority for ed lee and a lot of his vision has been accomplished but there is more to be done. i need to thank mayor willie brown for supporting me and mayor reid for her support for me and the port and i thank you her today for that and the research that went in. thank you. serving on this commission after a long career in the corporate world and the nonproffer sector makes me feel they have completed a full circle in
business, arts, education, community and society. a path i will encourage others to follow especially young are people to give back and pay forward. being on the port commission has been a true sometimes wild add ventsure of the best kind. agendas are always full but never boring. i feel i lived the up's and downs of the city san francisco through the port in the last decade. there had been triumphs and moments of pride. the america's cup. the giant 'wing the word series. opening of the. cruise ship terminal and breaking ground are if you mean 2 new neighborhoods at pier 70 and mission rock. linked to the community, toochlt to solve and protect vulnerable with the navigation center and to promote youth for intern hips
and a contributor to executing all of the city's response to the pandemic. starting bypass lending our ede label to the city and staff time. our will real estate portfolio rise and fall of restaurants, merry time and tech. enjoyed success and felt their pain. some of the site visits stand out the goats the live lawn mowersch touring the cruise in port vment visiting uberir and jewel. name won't don't talk about anymore. the ship yard and crane cove park and sailoth. bay during america's cup. we dealt with infrastructure. making embarcadero safe for transportation and people.
taking overnight south beach marina the longest public comment i heard about the rates. mur enjoyable open space with parks crane cove and herrin head park and my favorite increased water transportation with new ferry landings and water taxis. we other anchor for san francisco's best traditions like fleet week and opening of the crab and fishing season. van garbed of the city in regard to climate change, seismic risk and our eco center reflects our commitment ask values to increase the personals of esg daily. we have been a lead in city for equity before engrain in the everybody's mind. our lbe out reach, commit and results hanks to comblarndon high water mashes compared to other diameters during my time
we recast the port's strategic plan. updated blueprints with the help of diana and the waterfront land use plan with community input and the murder in the third degreest of developing our resilience plan. what i have talked about is in the a complete list of the last 11 but mind boggling just the same. don't you agree. activity reflects our mission to be diverse creating a vibrant, resill uponien and equal waterfront. when you add the scope the contants and impact and contribution well is no doubt this is the best commission in the city and it is fun, too. we touch the lives of all citizens and visitor this is is what has been most meaningful to me and my fellow commissioners. until the pandemic we're were on a path of financial self suffery and strength with a healthy
revenues. which reflected in the public bond rating and ability to issue bonds. however, we were challenged by the pandemic. now have survived and endured it. helped tenants and now on the clear path to recovery. how did this happen? the answer in my mind is simple. people. people with vision, passion and leadership and commitment. when i first joined from the private sect oufrp i was not sure what to expect about the staff and capability it is. i was surprised and quickly impressed by professionalism, knowledge, leadership and skills. most of all by their dedication and commitment to the port's mission and goalless. port staff from the ed down work hard and passionate low not for their paycheck for the good of the public and their belief in a vibrant and equal water front t. is an unbeatable equation yield
strong result and significant accomplish amless. shout out to the port's citizen advisory committees i learned appreciate and respect over time. they are eyes and ears in the community and enable us to have an interactive channel to community, discuss and provide input on initiatives. i cannot name and do justice to the staff. excuse they cannot commend everyone individually. i love and respect all of and you want to give a shout out to those who work behind the scenes some mention to our sf goff team supported us and made meetings enjoyable and functional. thank you for your service all of you. and as president adams says you other ones that make the port commission the best commission in the city. e lane forbes, i have seen you step and up blosz am as
executive director. your steady leadership allows to yous sleep well at night knowingure guiding us and your team on a positive and strategic path. you articulate and infused the port strategy in all of the port's projects and initiatives. and as you know. the port's framework is near and doctor to my heart to determine priority and funding you and your senior time, mike other rebeck arc cat cat, andre, randy, road, brad, michelle. carl, diane you are retired. carol and the other are teach members too numerous to name demonstrated leadership and executed time and time again. you make us commissioners look good. and fellow commissioners you have been an absolute pleasure to work with. we are diverse. we are not the same but we come together and make 1 plus 1 equal
3 your compassion, president adams and values come through. your passion and wisdom guides us well and you don't ever hesitate to peek your conscious or push us to new heights. commissioner brandson you taught me so much. my perform is traveling with you for america's cup to new port, rhode island. we are not exactly in the majority in new port, rhode island i got to know and you expect you xhepd you for our years of dedication and e vil eye for detail, good sense and what is fair champ pon for lbe and apply equity before the fabric of every day practice in the city. >> commissioner gilman you bring energy and heart and a fresh perspective. commissioner burton you truly are our upon grand daddy.
your clout still speaks in san francisco, sacramento and dc, we are truly luck sxhe blessed have you help us navigate to get the best funding. in closing, the port is a giant jigsaw puzzle of a vast sea and landscape with many parts. many of the piece have been filled many need to be placed the port will always change with the times. there are the existing challenges and new once. there are also many continuing opportunity. i retire with confidence that what will make the future bright is the people who care, work hard and lead with vision and values. that is our commission and the port teach. best luck to all of you. thank you. [applause]. commissioner woo ho your fellow commissioners and i wanted present this photo in honor ever
call nominations of port commission vice president. president adams i nominate kim burton for vice president. burton. >> my god. >> [laughter]. >> kimberly brandon. is it kimberly or john. i know what you meant. gota have a light heart. >> nominations are open for port commission vice president. nominations open for commissioner vice president. nominations are closed. now we will take public comment. is there public comment in the room? any public comment in the room? now we'll check in for public comment for those that are remote. will provide instructions now
for remote participates. >> at this time we will opening statement queue for anyone on the phone withhold like to comment. on the nomination for commission violent. please dial star 3 if you would like to comment the system will let you when your line is open. otherless will wait on mute until their line is open. comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person. the queue is open. dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. there are no members on the phone wish to make public comment. >> thank you. >> public comment is closed. >> we have a nomination of kimberly brandon for vice president.
all in favor say, aye. >> opposed? >> i now announce our new vice president kimberly brandon. have you words? >> i want to thank everyone e approximately my fellow commissioners for wanting mow to have this position again. >> i look forward to working with you and continuing all of everything this we are going on at the port and supporting our chair. and our executive director. i think as everyone has said today this is the best agency in this city. and i am happy to be a part of it. >> thank you. >> thank you. vice president. brandon looking forward to working with you. >> carl? item 10 is the consent. 10 arc requests approval of a resolution to arc line the
executive director authority to the administrative code that is resolution 2224. 10 b requests prove to issue a request for qualifications for as needed engine ooerg service for contracts in an amount not to exceed 4 million dollars with 5 years and creation of a prequalified pool for a term of 2 years resolution 2225. and 10c requested a resolution adopting findings under state urgency legislation to attends remotely. and allowing to attends remote for 30-days and directoring a similar resolution 2226. >> commission is well a motion to approve consent. >> i move. >> second. >> okay. we will take public comment. is there public comment in the room?
is there public comment? seeing none. will provide instructions for remote participations. >> thank you. at this time we will open the queue for anyone on the phone withhold like to make public comment on the consent calendar. >> please dial star 3 if you wish to comment. system will let you know when your line is open. others the wait on mute until their line is open. comments limited to 3 minutes per person the queue is open. dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. >> there are no members wishing to comment. public comment closed a motion and second. all in favor? aye. opposed. >> 2224, 2225 and 2226 are
passed unanimously. carl next item. >> 11 arc requests authorization to kep except a 70 thousand grant from the coastal conservance and a gift from the green fund for culture and history for program that proposes a series of exhibits on open spaces. and seek authorization to award a contract to support project. this was determined to being exempt by the san francisco planning. this is resolution 2227. >> thank you. carl. commissioners. president adams, vice president brandon i'm david with planning and environment. i'm joined by maushg the port preservation planner. the project manager for that. and jeremy from mackiato the
design consultant. a brief out line of the presentation. starting with the background and context. talk about funding source the existing and new funding source. and advisory committee or steering committee we guide the development of the project. the concepts developd and open for questions and answers and next steps. >> this project guess back a ways. it was initiated by an organization the copare crane labor landmark association and in fact when i started with the port diane gave me this project when she was trying to figure out what to do with me in my first couple of weeks at the port. i worked over at a number of years with the various organizations to advance the project. it is an outcome and benefit of
the blue green way planning and the waterfront plan. the funds we received includes a grant from the california coastal conservancy. bond funds. port revenues. and today we are seeking approval to get an additional grant and gift. a partnership with the coastal ton servance and he public utility's commission. and organization called the kopra crane lands mark association. when we started we retained through a competitive lberfp process. and port staff formed stake holders to design the content of the program. . here is an over view of the funding we started with a grant if the conservancy included 366
thousand dollars to funds the program. both develop and want implementation. we got in planning of it, they were so thrilled with the program that they come become to yous and offered an additional 70 thousand dollars to complete out the program. the green fudz for labor, culture and history has offered a gift 35 thousand dollars. labor bonding for 154 thousand dollars the budget is 625, 291. i mentioned we formed air committee representing the neighborhood and stake holder some of whom are here today and will likely speak under public
comment. they include oscar james. el williams. bay view. derrick green the son of archie green. wheno started we met with all of the members, did a site visit and reviewed the scope. we shared and developed the content weapon them. than i reviewed concepts and provided feedback. the revised concepts and provided feedback and they will review the final content we'll
be installing. so. when we initiated this process. fwoeft come up with a mission statement temperature is manage we reflect back and think about as we develop the program. >> the over view or out line was to interpret labor history, culture and resilience for the communities around the latest. there are 3 cites that we picked the northern shore line and indiana street. the northern shore line is the second.