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seeing none, this item is closed and 17 is adjournment. >> moved. >> second. >> moved in second. all in favor? >> aye. [adjourned]
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commissioner kimberly barn don? >> here. >> commissioner willie adams? >> here. >> commissioner mel murphy? >> here. >> approval of july 9, 2013 meeting minutes. >> motion to accept the minutes. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> item 3, public comment on executive session. all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> and like to report out that in closed session the commission voted unanimously to approve the settlement agreement with distillery number 209 limited napa, california, and described in
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agenda item 4.a1a. >> and will not disclose anything else discussed in closed session. >> second. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> okay. item 6, pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> please be advised that the ringing of use of cell phones paymenters and similar sound producing advices are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised the chair may order removal for the person responsible out rippinging of or use of a cell phone pager or other sound producing electronic device. please be advised a member of
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the public has up to three minutes to make pertv netctionv public comment on each agenda item unless they adopt a shorter period. item 8 public comment on items not listed on the agenda. >> is there any public comment? okay, yes. i think there is an item on the agenda, 9c? >> we'll call for that one -- i believe the chair is calling for item 8. jerry doll. good afternoon, commissioners, nice to see you again. my name is kerry doll. i'm an employee of darling international pier 92 here in the port of san francisco and a member of the international long shore house union local 6. [speaker not understood] is our national secretary treasurer [speaker not understood]. we are here today to bring to the commission's attention four
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issues on environment related that we have been working with your staff on at darling international pier 92. i'll list those four off quickly. if you have questions i'm more than happy to answer them. the four issues welch are storm drains on a.m. adore, on which we are loading railcars, four of our main products, yellow grease. those storm drains are largely unprotected. we do not have a retaining wall between our loading area and storm drains. the tank inside the walls of the facility has a retaining wall around it about which you guys were briefed when the bio-diesel amendment to the lease for darling international was negotiated in 2009 and 2010. that retaining wall is in a terrible state of condition and certainly would not be able to retain or contain a spill of one of our very large tanks. the third issue is one of recycling and composting. our facility is not up to city
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code around those requirements. we don't do any composting at darling international, believe it or not. and finally, the order complaint hotline which the company put into its -- basically has a plan that it has on file attached here, at least if i understand this all correctly, where they offer solutions to the problems of odors lapping over the neighboring community. and they're supposed to have a hotline 1-800 number. it has been out of service for at least two months, maybe longer. came to maya attention months ago. we notified the company as quickly as we could ~. on all these issues we've been working toward solutions with the company. since 2010 we've been notifying them, leaving a paper trail. as of this year we got in contact with the port staff. we've been working with shannon and richard and i'm very happy to report they're doing a great job. they were very responsive and professional in working with us. they came down to our site.
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did an inspection, spent good time with us to understand the issues. so, i just wanted to keep you guys briefed. we're working towards viable solutions that help the company, you know, be a good environmental steward, but also address the concerns of the community about the environment. lastly, we also allow that kind of question about prevailing wage and i just want to publicly thank both peter dealy and i believe his name is jeff bower for their very professional response on that issue with us. that's it. thank you for your time. >> thank you for updating us. is there any other public comment? okay. >> item 9a, executive director's report. >> good afternoon, commissioners, members of the public, and port staff. thank you for coming today. on such a gorgeous day into the dark of the ferry commission building room. i have a couple of things on the executive director's report today and i want to start by
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acknowledging commissioner brandon. at the last meeting it had escaped my notice you started your new term with us, its was a continuum. i do want to take a minute and acknowledge all that you have done for the port and all of the time that you've been with us. and thank you for continuing to do it. for those of you that don't know, commissioner brandon was fridayertion appointed to the port commission in 1997 by then mayor willie brown. is that correct? nod your head. thank you. she has been working really hard with the port staff and the port commissioners through really i think almost anything that could begin to be described as a renaissance at the port. 1997, as you may recall, is when the waterfront land use plan was -- e-i-r was certified and we were able to begin really developing port property and turning into some great public space and reuse. and there aren't too many
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people that have been here on the port staff and certainly not on the commission to have seen that change as close as you have, commissioner. and without your championship and your guidance, it's hard to know what it would be today. but certainly you can't not be on the promenade today and see all the desperate people coming. we seem to be flooded with foreign languages again right now which is always kind of fun. people are heading all over up and down the waterfront from pier 48 north to fisherman's wharf. so, just want to thank you for your stewardship, your guidance, the incredible amount of time you give to this. you have a lot of other charities and nonprofits that you're part of and that you continue to be so engaged with the port is a great gift to san francisco. so, on behalf of all of us on the port staff, please forgive me for not saying this in july, and welcome to your new term. thank you so much for being willing to serve. would you all join me, please? (applause)
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>> and [speaker not understood], appreciate that as well. thank you. so, some exciting news. as you know -- i'm going to go over the port. commissioner brandon can speak to this better than i can. to reactivate the pier 70 site which is almost 68 acres. it's been a very long time since that property saw the types of public -- that used to be there when she was in active shipyard, especially during world war ii. and it's part of choosing for city development as our developer of the waterfront property there, one of the things that was very attractive about them, among many, was their sense of place making and the i woulderctiontion that they've been doing spearheading that and some of their other development projects, and certainly a big part whatv we hope to see at pier 70 to have that dream realized. so, they've already begun, even though they are not officially holders of the property. they've had some great ideas that they brought forward to
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the port to implement. and the first of which is to hold something called the urban air market. this coming sunday, sunday, august 18th, it will be at pier 70 in building 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for those of you that are not familiar with what the urban air market is, it's a san francisco-based event that is described as being a curated marketplace for sustainable design. so, place making being one of the new terms, curated marketplace is another new term. effectively it's a festival and it's a festival of 120 local sustainable vendors. they will be offering clothing, jewelry, accessories, artwork, home decor, beauty products, et cetera. it already takes place twice a year in hayes valley. so, we are proud to be welcoming this festival to the east side of the city to pier 70. as far as we know, this will be the first time that the public
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has been able to be in the building, 12 building. that's where we're doing it, in building 12. since she opened in 1941. so, there is probably some public in and about during the world war ii years, but not much. and certainly it's a great coups for us to do it, thank the city for helping us bring open air market to pier 70. as part of a one day event, there will be a pop up art gallery by our own building artist. there will be food and fashion trucks. there will be live music, a beer and winegard en, kid zone with craft activities by the bayview organization scrap and other interactive booths. both of our developers for city development and [speaker not understood] will be giving tours on the proposed development projects so we really hope that it will be a first of many great activities in pier 70 as we continue to plan for its development and reuse.
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so, very excited about that. the second event that i want to talk about is the 19th annual labor fest, which is happening on labor day. this is an annual celebration here in san francisco. it's put on by the ilw local 10 at their union hall. there is a flyer that looks like this out on the front table, i hope, unless it has walked away. it's going to be, again, on labor damon, september 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. it's a combination labor fest and celebration of the port's 150th anniversary. the local 10 labor hall is located at 301 beach street, which is between mason and taylor street up in the fisherman's wharf area. labor fest is open and free to the public. and much like the event i talked about, there will be children's activities, there will be live music, food vendors, there will be an exhibit of the 1934 and 38
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strikes, exhibit of the bethlehem shipyard. [speaker not understood], a film of the 1974 bill moyer's interview of harry bridges and lots of other great things. so, again, monday september 2nd from 11 to 5. labor fest runs from july 5th to labor day, which signifies bloody thursday and from the 1934 strike and it's been running since 1994. there are labor fests in many places in the world which include in japan in tokyo, [speaker not understood], in turkey at istanbul and [speaker not understood], the first one just happened in cape town, south africa, as well as ben sayerx and bolivia. so we're proud to be participating in this ~. i'm grateful to ilbe for including us in their celebration and recognition of their 150th anniversary. so, hope to see many of you there on monday, labor day.
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another event is also happening labor day weekend or actually a couple days right after labor day. well, this one is september 3rd through sixth at south beach harbor. it is a -- an event put on by the bay area association of disabled sailors in combination with the south beach yacht club hosting the 2013 north american combined access class championships. and effective less what that is is a sailing race for people who need special access to their yves ill. ~ vessel. they run liberty access dingy. should be pretty exciting. the labor day association of bay area sailors is the only nonprofit that provides sailing opportunities for people regardless of disability, experience, age or financial resources. they've been operating at pier 40 for 25 years. in 2012 they started a program for wounded warriors where they help disabled vettion learn how
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to sail for the first time. we are proud of their achievements. we help sponsor their event and he with hope everyone will come and support them september 3rd through 6 out at pier 40. another event is happening at pier 70 september 9th. this is the joint meeting of the water froth design advisory committee with the san francisco bacon certification development commission's design review board. ~ front the purpose of the meeting is to review designs for the park at pier 70. the meeting is september 9 at pier 70. it will start at 4:30 with a tour of the [speaker not understood] park area and then a design review meeting at 5:30 in the noonan building which is at the foot of 20th street. so, if anybody would like more information, that is of course on our website sf park and we look forward to seeing many people there joining us. how am i doing?
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okay. it's really exciting month apparently. the next event is an award for the port which is really quite gratifying, if i may say so. the california preservation foundation is celebrating their 30th an ial historic preservation awards ceremony and they have selected the port of san francisco as an award recipient for our work on pier 29. the event is going to be held september 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the julia morgan ball room. that of course is at the merchant's exchange at 465 california street. the port will receive a california preservation award for the reconstruction of the historic pier 29 bulkhead. as you know pier 29 is one of the 14 piers that is listed on the embarcadaro historic district. this award recognizes the challenges the port faced as a result of the 4 alarm fire which happened june 209tion of 2012. and our stewardship that we
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demonstrated and completing a faithful reconstruction of the pier in accordance with the secretary of the interior standards for the treatment of historic properties and getting done within a record 10-month period. the pier 29 project is one of 20 projects throughout california that will be receiving the award on september 27th. and we are sending wendy proctor, our port architect, who project managed the reconstruction and mark, our port historic preservation staff to accept the award. and if any of you would like to go, we would love to have you. so, just want to take a moment to thank all of the folks that were involved in this monumental task. as i said, led by wendy proctor with tinly young [speaker not understood], [speaker not understood], dave, larry, tim, monica, and mark, many others on the port staff. mark hanson from the city's risk management office.
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tour construction, [speaker not understood] de angelo, yei engineer [speaker not understood], [speaker not understood], our insured mclaren young and insurer consultant mka. so, it has taken a host of people working on this project nonstop, but we're really gratified to have pier 29 back looking as beautiful as she does and actually being filled with people as she is right now. so, if i could, i'd really like to thank a crew of people so please join me. (applause) >> okay, where am i? i know it's a lot. i forgot to mention the california preservation foundation is going to publish a book in honor of their 30th anniversary. the book is being published by heyday books and written by j.k. da neen forward by john king. 50 projects received this award over the past 30 years and one
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of those projects is this building, the ferry building landmark no. 90. so, we're very pleased by that honor as well. not on the calendar, but i did want to mention that this thursday, august 15th is the third thursday of the month which means it is the third celebration of third on third in the bayview, which is a fairly new event beginning this past june, a monthly event every third thursday. it runs along 3rd street between mckennan and quesada avenues. it starts at 5:30. it has a lot of great events. ~ and this month stern growth festival sawyerctiontion will [speaker not understood] will be bringing those on the road [speaker not understood] and another band called moon candy. if you haven't seen any of them you're in for a treat third on third 5:30. see through. lastly i want to close am i executive director's report in memory of a gentleman by the
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name of tom meredith. tom had been the captain of the butcuie b for sometime, and he recently passed away in july. it is a sports vessel in fisherman's wharf and tom has been a captain there for a very long time. he had the nickname of mushy effectively that's because apparently ahab it of speaking with his mouth full. they named him mush mouth that got translated as mushy. but captain tom meredith passed away recently. he was a terrific guy. a many of our captains have, he served in the armed forces in the marines in the 1940s and he's been running boats his whole life. and he is very fond fixture as part of our fisherman's wharf heritage and will be missed greatly. so, i'd just like to remember him during my executive director's remarks. and that concludes my executive
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director report. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> commissioner adams. >> first of all, director moyer, really appreciate your report. and also to the attorney, it' really good the relationship between ilw and the port continues to grow. clearly that's great. not only for the community, but the port. and hopefully with this labor day celebration the community will come out clearly. the port belongs to every citizen of san francisco. i'd like to update my other commissioners. on july 19th, myself and jim malony of mayor [speaker not understood] took supervisor scott wiener, gave him a tour of the harbor. supervisor wiener was really impressed. he had never seen the harbor from the water side looking in. we had about two hours with supervisor scott wiener and clearly he's a big supporter of the port and he said the port is a hidden jewel. it has so much great potential.
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it's really like a hidden gem down there in the city. and he and the other board of supervisors will continue to support it. on july 21st, i had lunch with three u.s. senators, u.s. senator brian schatz of hawaii, u.s. senators jeff huntley of oregon, and [speaker not understood] of delaware, they were in san francisco. i had a private meeting with them. i took jim malony with me to that meeting. they all come from ports. they are very supportive. our union has a great relationship with these senators. and it piggybacks on other issues, the harbor maintenance press conference that we're having up in seattle on thursday, july 15th, with the u.s. senator's patty murry and maria can't well. we have 40 united states senators that so far on this bill ~ supported the maritime goods and movement act for the 21st century. and i think it's so important our west coast ports having relationship with u.s. senators. [speaker not understood].
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they can make a lot of things happen and they're committed to the ports, the port of san francisco, seattle, oregon, or l.a. ferment and they know right now canada and mexico has an unfair advantage with the harbor maintenance tax and we need an equal plan. so, clearly as we continue to press forward, clearly the port of san francisco beside the other ports will benefit from that. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner adams. is there any other public comment? >> item 9b, in celebration of the port's 150th anniversary, presentation on commercial fishing and fish processing business at the port of san francisco. >> good afternoon, commissioners. peter dealy, maritime director of the port. it's great to be here.
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i always wish we could have the curtains open . as monique said, it is a beautiful day. but we must do what we must do. i have a short presentation here, a few slides that are not in any necessary order, but there is pretty pictures of fishing boats in the harbor. it kind of reference my comments. as part of the port's 150th anniversary, the commission did ask staff to make a presentation each month highlighting one of of our industry's -- one of the benefits the port makes to the region. this month's presentation will highly the port's fishing industry which is one of our maritime industries, which commissioner adams will highlight as well. i'm thrilled to be talking about the industry as it has great history and great importance to san francisco. people that been making a living fishing and crabing in san francisco bay for years prior to the port's fishing founding in 1864. 150 years after our founding
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the fish industry remains one of the most important -- our most important lines of business. millions of visitors come to the wharf each year to see fishing boats enjoy a crab cocktail, enjoy the bay. but i believe if you really want to see the dna of the wharf, you've got to get up at sunrise and go down to pier 45 or down to the wharf. watch the busy ballet of fishing boats, fifth trucks, as the boats are unloaded, fish are sold, processed and sent out to make the lunch and dinner menus of restaurants around the region. walk into any, virtually any restaurant in san francisco that has seafood on the menu, and the odds are that it it was either kalt, received, or processed at the port of san francisco. and that's just not fancy joints. ritz java house has great fish and chips on friday. i know they get it at the wharf. this activity at the wharf lasts throughout the morning. as the afternoon a preferes and visitors, tourists arrive, one could be fooled into thinking there's not much happening at the wharf.
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nothing could be further from the truth. today the port is a leading fishing industry center in san francisco bay and home to close to 20 fish processors and receivers in the 125 commercial fishing vessels and 14 sport fishing boats. according to the department of fish and wildlife, in 2011, 11 million pounds of seafood with a value of over $21 million was landed at the port of san francisco. pier 45 houses the largest concentration of fish processors of any port in california. 2011 economic impact study shows fishing industry creates over 1500 direct jobs which is great, but i'm fascinated with 50% of the jobs for san francisco residents. these businesses create over $176 million economic impact to the region generating a million dollars in city taxes. the port earns about 2-1/2 million dollars in revenue
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before expenses each year. the other interesting part about it, many of our tenants have been fish processing the tenants have been customers report for generations, for four generations in some instances. perhaps the wharf's most famous catch is crab whose season starts around thanksgiving. collectively crab fiber man have caught an average of $30 million a year with crab in the last 10 years in california and maintaining crab, one of the most valuable fisheries in california. people are nervous about bart these days, is it going to be a problem. i think it's very similar to each fall in the traditional dance between the crab boat owners and the processorses. are there going to be crabs available for thanksgiving or not? it's always kind of this tension. but it's no accident that the sign at fisherman's wharf has a crab in the middle of it signifying the heart of the wharf.
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salmon, too, traditional main stay of the pacific coast fishery. salmon fishery is impacted directly by climate and the amount of freshwater levels in the river system. wild salmon, not farm salmon, wild salmon, is a delicacy that our fleet brings to our restaurants and our dinner tables that we should relish and enjoy. and then beginning as early as october and lasting through april, millions of fertile hering swim underneath the golden gate bridge to spawn. hering fishing in san francisco is one of the last urban fisheries. you can be in a high-rise building on the 22nd floor and see the aluminum landing craft in the wintertime and see the nets and seagullses flogging and that's happening at the foot of the port. ~ flocking in the early days of the port 19 rig sale boats called balukas built in the same style as italian fisherman.
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chinese and japanese made their income from the fish in the bay. [speaker not understood] the largest fishing center in california. salmon, shad, stripe basse -- calories -- wish. [laughter] >> canneries on the delta annually canned 200 thousand cases of salmon. bay oysters were also harvested wearing oyster pirates such as the young jack london who later wrote about the experience. about the turn of the century 1900 fisherman's what wharf relocated from the foot of union street to its current location. stalls were built on three buildings along taylor street and were numbered 1 through 9. the fish processing stalls morphed into restaurants, stretching north from jefferson street hence the current names of number 8 or groat owe number . as the decades passed, environmental damage ~ caused
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by over fishing development, pollution took a heavy toll on fish industry. commercial fishing was fading away, or was banned inside the bay. to be truthful, fishermanationv wharf was neglected by the port and by the city. after decades of neglect without significant investment, the city was at risk of losing this important industry. a slow revival began in 1974 when mayor joe alioto formed a citizen's committee preservation and beautification of fisherman's wharf. [speaker not understood] make fisherman's wharf again one of the nation's most vibrant and seafood centers. modern [speaker not understood] at hyde street so the fishing fleet. the center piece of this plan was developed into pier 45 seafood and processing center at the port. decades of neglect started to be reversed.