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francisco bay is vulnerable to. it is the island, where japan itself, and all of these once the earthquake takes place does have a considerable amount of advance warning. the bay is a lot less vulnerable to local earthquakes. the reason being that the biggest fault here, the boundary between the pacific and north american plate is more of a strike-slip type of fault. you could have a large earthquake with very little vertical displacement.
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the shape of the day, the entrance itself is such -- and this is a great picture from google that shows a normal ocean swells. that is how the waves arrive at san francisco bay. they are constricted by the width of the entrance itself. they start radiating outwards. a little bit of animated figures in here, the point again is that tsunami waves, after they there is a significant amount of change that happens to the waves itself. the bay itself is shallow.
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it is not amenable to focusing. it is the other way around. the profile changes so it is not really a wall of water that we saw? japan, for example, or in other places. it is more like a tide, which is approaching very fast. so instead of a six-our duration, the tide comes in in about 20 minutes. this is from the 1960 and 1964 earthquake. about a 20-minute time is what it takes for the wave to come up. the bottom one is the wave in japan that happened. the reason for two graphs is it shows a significant amount of wave dissipation as you go into san francisco. so by the time it goes from the presidio to, for example, even
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at treasure island, there is about a 20% reduction. once it goes to about the bay bridge, it is down to about half of it and by the time it turns around to north of mission bay, the tsunami is barely noticeable. and the same thing as you go up north in san francisco. tsunamis were included in the design criteria that was established, which michael talked about, the elevations of all the building pads, incorporated tsunamis, all the analysis was based on guidance given us to by fema and other risk studies that they have done. results, again, you know, tsunamis by themselves could have a certain magnitude but it really is the combination of that tsunami with the tide which produces flooding or does not produce flooding. in the case of the japanese
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tsunami, it happened at a low tide so there was hardly any sort of observation recorded. the analysis that we conducted to come up with the established heights, you know, we had like 160 years, quite a bit of modeling that went into it and the end result was that the highest tsunami over a 100-year period was 9.5 feet, less than half a foot higher than in a normal tide today. the proposed criteria for treasure island, the base for elevation, 9.2, really the 100-year tide. all the base floors on the buildings on treasure island, it would have to be at or above 9.2, at a project level itself, it took the initiative to
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incorporate 3.5 feet of sea level it into since the buildings are not easily elevated. for the permit itself, the request was much higher, anywhere from 10.5 to 17 feet. sea level was incorporated into the perimeter. this last slide is really to address some of the recent innovation maps that have been published. they show 15-foot elevations and they show treasure island and san francisco underwater. we have looked, this is the particular study, it was the basis of the study that we used for the modeling for the period for that particular mapping picture is about over 1,000-year return period. so it is appropriate for an
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emergency planning scenario. it really is significantly beyond the practice of buildings. for example, even earthquakes. despite all of that, you know, if it does occur, a large tsunami, again, as i said, four to five-hour notice. the tsunami wave might be a wall of water. it is a very fast incoming tide. structures on t.i., compared to everything that we have seen from the 1960 and 1964 -- they are different. multistory, modern, code-based designs. sections within the existing plan is still appropriate. we recognize that. >> there is still time, so --
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>> good evening, commissioners. i'll go briefly to the transportation section. i understand what you have ahead of you still. so what i'll do is look at the major highlights. i think there are some important facets. first of all, strppings a big part of it. if we go to the slide show, please. the focus here is the dense development concepts around the transit hub, being integrated. shuttle to complement and supplement the transit service, the framework that allows flexibility including how you can manage pricing and finally a financially balanced program. that's part of sustainability. i think it is important to point out the complex partnerships. it goes beyond, my agency, a
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whole host of city departments worked together including d.p.w., m.o.d., the authority, regional transit authorities played a big way. m.t.c., even bart helped with us. i want to point out the advocacy groups. they helped us a couple of years ago done by d.p.h. we incorporated a lot of their recommendations and worked closely with them. their plan is reflected in a lot of our planning. the summary here, the highlightings i would like to hit are between 2008 and 2010. at one tonight we had biweekly meetings. we used the better streets plan in designing the streets network. the bicycle plan just coming of
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age at the same time we did this plan. the mitigation measures by our staff include recommendations that our staff supports and finally, just recently, we brought the whole transportation network to my board and the governance committee for their view. an overview of the plan includes transit, muni ferries and a.c. knowing the land view is important to designing the transportation system but also understanding the particular grid that we worked with. i think you understand now why the grid is the way it is. i do want to call attention to the details in looking at each of those interactions. we work closely with the fire department, for instance, to make sure that emergency vehicles could navigate around the corners. that was part of task. a disciplinary body that works
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with the fire department and police department. again, built on that street grid is a compact and walkable neighborhood concept. what you see here is radiating out from the transit hub. a minimal walking distance of seven to 10 minutes or really about 90% of the area residents. the muni plan is real simple. if you have seen what we're talking about here is an extension of the 108. it runs between the terminal at treasure island and then in the future, if we need to, we have also analyzed an additional line. two pickup plans in san francisco go to treasure island, which is of course is also in san francisco and then there is the a.c. transit service from the east bay and then the shuttle that picks you up from the transit hub and takes you that last mile or so. one going on the east side neighborhood. the crux of all of our
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transportation planning is around this transit hub. radiates or loops around that hub. meets the ferry terminal. the shuttle also does the same. you can just walk from one stop to the other without having to cross the street. transit priority signals to help the buses deal with -- and give them that strong get them back on the bridge. this is all premised of course with bike sharing, car sharing. the transportation demand managers right there really at the central point. radiating out from around the hub, street networks. this shows class one, two, three and whole networks of bike only path networks. also the pedestrian plan has better streets.
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you probably heard about the shared -- we work closely not only with city planning but also with m.o.d. and we have an agreement between all four departments to make sure that we can pull this off, very much like you're starting to see. this concept, the pedestrian and bicycle primary routes, it breaks um the size of the blocks and allows people convenient shortcuts. all sorts of mechanisms like a.d.a. access, signals are there to help anybody with disability. these are really almost open spaces that you can circulate through in a variety of modes. my last two slides deal with the transportation demand management program. the first, we are having the ability to develop the program
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through 89-91. we'll be working the san francisco transit authority to help us as the convening agency that looks at the management association. what they will be doing of course is setting the policies anded a minute stiring the pricing and working with the control mechanism and administering it and complying with the mitigation measures that come out of the environmental. some highlights of those, subsidized transit passes. part of it is on this transit pass. we have special wivers dealing with affordable housing but we unbundle the parking as you know. it is a maximum one for one which means there is the ability to go musm lower than that. i think what we are doing is making sure that we have no minimum and allow the developer to market. once you're on the island, there
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are free onisland shuttles. the t.d.m. program, support of the island generated revenues, that body helps us do two important things. comply with the measures and monitor the performance to make sure as we get to a certain point as dictated in the agreements of the environmental review, they can implement them working closely with m.t.a. if there is any questions about the transportation program, i'm happy to help. >> do you have any? no? >> good evening, commissioners. i'm with the office of economic and workforce development. each of these documents speak to really the extraordinary level of community benefits that this
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spronlt providing and i should mention all of these community benefits would be maintained even in light of the proposed shift i.f.d.'s under the proposal that you heard earlier from rich hillis. so just to give a little bit of history because i think it is important, the city's relationship with tihdi goes back, executive director, sherry williams, said the city chose to follow a federal law to use the existing resources to assist homeless person. it was formed in 1994. in 1996 it formalized the use of those resources. today's updates the 1996 agreement.
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briefly there are 750 formerly homeless individuals who benefit from tihdi's assistance today. tihdi also provides economic opportunities and service contract opportunities, for example, janitorial building management, landscaping opportunities through social enterprises that provide jobs through nonprofit organizations. tihdi also provides services such as job brokering services, financial assistance and workshops that benefit not only tihdi residents but is also open to all island residents. housing, employment, economic development, support components,
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numbers two and three i'll prevent in a little bit of detail. number four, it provides funding for tihdi services and overhead. i think it is important to know that they had the benefit of not only their own member organizations and board members but the redevelopment agency to advise in coming up with the recommended housing program and they also had the benefit of -- the agency. the program that we have agreed upon includes 250 replacement units, 185 new units totaling 135 new units. tihdi will provide for the subsidy for the replacement units as well as tax increment fees as necessary. they will use outside sources typical for this type of housing
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creating the funding sandwich which you're familiar with. in house holds earning no more than 30% of their median income. it is important to know that all of the sites, the affordable ones in orange well distributed throughout the project area. they are not clustered and that tihdi sites may be more likely to secure low income tax credits and will be given priority to do so. existing tihdi providers will have the right to continue the provide replacement housing. they will need to have a certain level of experience and if they don't have that, they can join with others who do. they can join a selection process for new tihdi.
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i think i'll just continue unless there are any scombees the jobs and equal opportunity -- questions into the jobs and equal opportunities program. there are expected to create up to 200 jobs annually in construction. it is designed to target jobs in economic development opportunities to disadvantaged groups. the jobs in the o.p. really is a blend of the 1996 tihdi agreement projects as well as the city's employment and contracting policies. as you can see from this chart, the jobs really apply to all d.d.a.'s construction contracts. horizontal contracts and even to permanent employers. there are really three main components to the program. employment and contracting
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goals, tihdi service contracts which will continue to give tihdi member organizations first offer on certain service contracts and development opportunities. real briefly, the permanent and construction hiring goals target 25% of the jobs to formerly homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals. 50% to local resident. so 50% overall. you're probably familiar with those goals which we will be complying with. the goals are 41% of total contract value and 38% so construction contracting 41%, professional service, 38%. as far as the construction of permitted jobs and implementation of the hiring, tihdi will be the lead job broker. tihdi will ready the 25%
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economically disadvantaged subset. they will help remove barriers entry for that population and refer them on to oewd's workforce division city build, the first program depending on whether it is construction or permanent, the workforce division leads the recruitment training program. that of course employers or contractors are required to follow the program. other hiring laws such as the health care compensation, these are enforced by the labor standards enforcement. as i mentioned first source also applied. moving on to the community program. back in 2006, we last updated the program, the facilities that we have jeopardyly distributed throughout the residential site,
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buildings, we have done a lot of work, we met with existing stake holders who operate on the island. we have a new housing mix. we updated. we commissioned new demographic projegs. if you have any questions, who has worked on similar projects including the presidio, randall's island in new york and here in san francisco. she really led us in a needs assessment and trend analysis and a reevaluation of existing facilities and really based on all the above we come up with this refined community facilities program. briefly, the population of treasure island is generally expected to mirror that of san francisco. we do think that based on a you would see that we have slightly fewer young workers and seniors than the young san francisco populaxz÷u the needs assessment performed
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really evaluated different groups and categorized the needs into several categories as you can see here. and then what we tried to do here is not just look at the needs but identify the facilities that will be provided to meet those needs. it is a little bit too complex to show here multiple facilities on the island either existing or providing they will meet each of the needs and there is a separate matrix that provides the space required to meet those needs. those circled are those that will be able to stay including building one, the gymnasium, the elementary school, the learning academy, a charter high school as well as a chapel. and then you can get a better sense from this slide of the existing facilities and if you see green all the way across, that means they are not moving. blue is renovation or rehab and most of the red is referring to another section where you can
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see the new location for those facilities. just briefly a couple of pictures of existing facilities. this is building one. 150,000 square foot facility that can accommodate many of the community spaces. the gymnasium. a couple of the educational facilities on the island. the elementary school and life learning academy will stay. the child care facility will be relocated. and then the chapel. of course open space and recreational facilities. you heard about those in the plan presented a few weeks ago. i'm not going to touch on those too much. finally, the recommended program. broken down into a few categories. public service facilities, community spaces and now on the next page, community services, amenities, facilities, this matrix shows the recommended square footage, the current location and the proposed
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facility. so fwreefl obligations -- the ob -- briefly, the obligation, $17 million. in addition to that, there is 300 acres of open space that we thought before. finally, i think we recognized that things are going to change over time. we projected but don't know exact population who'll live here. we don't know exactly when the move on the to the island that will involve the residents, stake holders, community organizations to identify and work with us to choose the facility operators who'll eventually provide the facilities to overtime revised, the program, location and co-location of facilities, determine the additional operating sources that may be necessary although most of the existing operators provide their own funding at this time and
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there is some funding for several of the operators. then the plan will be revised over the duration of the project. so that concludes my presentation. >> thank you. >> you bet. >> let's open it up for public comment at this time. i guess we need somebody to watch -- one moment, please. >> she is coming back. >> ok. >> that's a good thing. >> i need a -- going to watch over your shoulder.
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>> thank you, linda. i mean, thank you commissioner. >> thank you, commissioners. again, sherry williams, the executive director of the treasure island initiative. i just wanted to point out that i think one of the most important parts of the tide eye agreement was to make sure our units were not demolished until they were replaced and there were provisions for that and that was very important. the other piece that i really wanted to just pointed out was that the jobs plan is really a unique and a special jobs plan. it has a lot of opportunities for people in all kinds of capacities. and it really also provides jobs for people with a lot of barriers to employment with social enterprises so it is kind of unique i think in other areas so there is a ton of construction jobs but they will also be jobs for people who have a harder time going to the
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various programs but still want to work. so we're excited about wanting to work. we're implementing the tide eye agreement so we can provide more housing for people on treasure island. thank you. >> thank you. is there any additional public comment? >> commissioners. you might not know but it is one of the first organizations to be concerned about the future of treasure island beginning in 1991. we helped craft title legislation and we were the first legislation to litigate with the navy to help kick start the cleanup of the facility. and as it comes no surprise, we are concerned about public comment and the public comment on this particular probable. you might have noticed that. -- project. you might have noticed that. so i'm here today to ask a quick
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question as to whether or not it has been resolved as to how public comment is going to continue to be used. my understanding is that the city has somewhat softened in its position of public comment will be taken up through 20th and provided to the commission so that you have the benefit of our commentary on it. i'm reminded oftentimes when i look at the new graphics, new plans for the island, about the location of the terminal, the south side of the island facing san francisco and every time i looked a it, i remember arguments with michael cullen in the hall of this great building about why we are wrong about the ferry terminal being in the wrong location at the pier on the north side. we had a number of objections to that over the years and i remember being wrong about that location until the day we were proved right. and the ferry terminal was moved

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