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balanced prove that to have better coordination particularly with our bus stops and making sure the shultsz can use them and have cost recovery for the use of those stops. as well as making sure that the muni buses can efficiently use them. you but looking at the bigger picture we need to stop politicizing people's ability to get to work. thousands and thousands even if san franciscans san francisco residents some people who just moved here or lived here for decades thousands of san franciscans rally on those shuttle to get to work and earn a livelihood everyday we need to stop politicizing their ability to do. we need to recognize we've also had many san franciscans who
live here and commuted adopt to the peninsula people have been doing that for decades. in the past they'll get into a car and drive down the freeway and clog up our city streets and freeways. now they're taking buses to reduce congestion and reducing pollution marry that's exactly what we want in our transit first policy and we need to make sure it's define in a well-regulated way. i think we need to stop steering wheel and escape getting and democrat on and on people who work why in the technology sector. we have keep deep problems around housing in this city because of decades of bad policy
that has been an under investment for glrz our transportation system. we need to address those problems at their root and work together instead of he trying to pretend that one group of san franciscans is to blame. i know we can work together and address those problems and do it in a productive way and i look forward to doing that. thank you (clapping.) thank you supervisor weiner. so we're - when we're talking about those shuttles there's a lot of companies involved and for us as a single agency to try to negotiate or communicate with literally dozens of different organizations that's challenging. we have mike the vp of sales and
marketing. i think we have folks from facebook and other folks from the transportation authority. a lot of folks are working together to make an arrangement for san francisco. what was most helpful when the bay area council stepped forward to try to convene you'll the private sector interests and provide a single point of contact and we're pleased to have the ceo of the bay council here jim (clapping.) thank you very much ed and i want to thank mayor ed lee for your tremendous leadership and partnership on this issue and
supervisor weiner and reiskin the city team has done a great job in being partners with us and the companies mentioned and others. it's not a small accomplishment that's and are complex issue but the plan that will be before the commission is a solid and good plan. i appreciate the comments from mayor ed lee. those shuttles are a tremendous benefit and doing a tremendous job for our air and a roads and reducing hundreds of thousands of the numbers of car on our already congested roads so if we didn't have them folks would have to find another way and
that's extremely harsh to the quality of life in this region they tripod some challenges and so that's what this is about. we have a number of companies involved in this and they're represented today overlook is here in the room and facebook google, bourdz and transportation provides a good chunk of service and others. those are incredible world-class companies. i was on an e-mail i didn't know who volunteered for some reason and dublin was comfortably and named 3 of the company's i named because they've set up satellite offices in ireland.
our bay area headache companies were responsible in another part of the world and dublin is only one example. we need to take great pride their unique. there's not a week that goes by unusual less when we have a visitor from another part of the world well, those shuttle buses are part of the notation. they're part of the bay areas success. i'm proud of the bay council was able to pull together those organizations and workout some that make sense. it won't solve everything it's a work in progress. i want to thank you know the key staff folks.
245i6 worked with the city to come up with this very, very fair proposal. that's going to bring money to the city and a administer this program and among the city to properly oversee the proper data and competitor the proper level of authority to make sure we don't do too much too soon and muni stops around the city where folks know they can get to the peninsula and work and get home safely and for not to think about the alternative to get in a car and create the pollution. we need to avoid that or i want to thank you all of you who participate. we were the group that founded bart back in the 1950s.
sometimes that's the thing we need to lead on. if you see multiple family homes around lights endurances it was something that the bay area council created and voblgd for. not easily duplicate with some suburbia cities but that's all helping part of the solution of having a region that can function and stay ahead of the pack. we're pleased with san francisco's leadership and the mayor g did a good job now the unemployment is ahead of the positive industry. we look forward to work together. thanks (clapping.)
>> thanks jim and jim will be available for q and a to answer questions but we wanted to give you an opportunity to hear from a couple of them. i want to bring up carr low the vice president. good afternoon and thank you. a special thanks to mayor ed lee and wanting nolan. sure first names carla with a c yes. we're excited about this program today. we've been working with sfmta in the past year to find ways to meet this challenge of finding ways to get our employees to our canvassing campus in south san francisco and do it in a way that supports sfmta and works in
compliments with the public transmission. our program started in 2006 and the primarily goal of our program was to encourage pleasing employees to stop driving to work alone by themselves in their car. over the past 6 or seven years we've had sdhek program and eliminated over 5 thousand car trips 0 over the roads our employees take the bart and the ferry to get to the offices in san francisco. our employees get to work and it reduced traffic in san francisco and in the community as well as reducing our cartoonish emissions. we enjoy you a partnership with sfmta and we're hopefully, this program will move us forward.
thank you (clapping.) thank you and while >> you can see there's a lot of companies that have been part of this. people refer to this as google buses google is only one of the larger companies we're happy to have google here and 53 we have very sincerely, can here for google >> thank you i'd like to start out by thanking all the folks involved in moving forward this project. thank you to mayor ed lee and edward reiskin. google is excited to be working with you and members of the community of the shared goal even if minnesota transportation around the bay area. we see this as a great step for partnership in the years ahead.
as a current resident i appreciate all the work go that's making this better around san francisco and across the bay area and you have the folks in this room to thank for that so thank you (clapping.) >> okay. before we open it up to questions i want to acknowledge the woman who was spear heat the work working with the folks at the muni and our it people and all the providers the transportation companies, the companies they're working for, the bay area council and our manager carly she's the brains behind this. now we're available for that questions and jim is here to answer with questions and mayor and i and director nolan
>> what's this permit for do you have to have a permit for a shuttle what if somebody doesn't want to - >> there's a whole a lot of questions there. >> and how many does that cost. >> the basic idea what we have we the city and a transportation system that the providers want is access to muni bus stops so the permit will permit someone to use the bus stop, of course, only muni buses are allowed to use the bus stops so the permit will designate a certain amount of bus stops by permitted providers and would subject them to a number of a number of
restraints not interpreting with muni and possess popular not to use the rest of the 2 thousand muni bus stops. that's what the permit provides that's a dollar per day per we're governed by prop 18 such we can only recover our costs for the program and not generate money only the san franciscans can generate a tax. so we identified was it would cost us to develop and run an 18 month pilot about some thousands of dollars and we expect the dollar per day finger
>> (inaudible). >> no. >> and (inaudible). >> we don't have - >> (inaudible). >> if you want to use our bus stops you have to be part of the permit program and once that's in place you have to be permitted to be part of the program. >> (inaudible). >> how much money are are we talking about and again, it's not going into the general fund to pay for administrator and $1.15 million to be the one hundred thousand figure is the afternoon for companies some are larger and small but the
one-hundred 5 million will pay for the costs of a.d. administering the program. >> so did you commuter buses on - >> so the buzz the question is what's the impact been on muni services. their large vehicles and those who have ripened muni experience this we hear it from our operators sometimes those buses are delaying muni for getting to a stop to unload passengers so they dwell longer at the stops but the basic issue is some of the busiest muni stops are where they want to be and that is the conflict that we're trying to solving with this program
>> to increase enforcement. >> part of the 1.5 million is part of the cost. >> how many companies will participate in the program (inaudible). >> that includes the companies. >> hi, sure. carly c ar l i so the kwae question was how many companies participated that's 3 dozen companies a mix between providers and companies that provide the service to their employees and the transportation like bowers and compass who many of this contract out for so there's an overlap and that's
included in that the medical institution as well >> so shilt companies. >> in most cases the transportation provider that's they're busy and operators but ultimately whomever wants to choose to be the permit he. >> are you going to ask for more money. >> so the state law based on prop 18 and 26 restricts any local government from collecting foes and they're now greater to cost than the fees support. so the state law to raise the revenue is is to go to the voters for a revenue increase
>> how many plays - >> i don't think we have that information. i didn't really mention this one of the benefits of the pilot is to gather the information that requires a significant data component to this so we can understand the dynamics of how many people are moving in from where >> so is there infrastructure improvements and how much money and how does this effect building - >> probably not building new stops but signage to make it clear to which stops are available and maybe they need a bigger bus place. >> you mentioned the symbolic you know the significance that
those buses have taken on you have a general displeasure are muni you think this will disarm that. >> i think it lends a legitimate really of the shuttle to our transportation system and that's been recognized by the bay area council. we didn't want them to be the symptoms of something else they're getting people to and from work and preventing thoisz thousands of cars from getting on the roads and really reducing the cartoonish emissions but their transporting people to work and that's really the essence of this conversation that he need to get people to work. so how do we make sure it compliments our muni system rather than brushes up against
it to create for challenges and safety challenges and others this pilot will give us more information but the great part is the collaboration from the companies who provide the service they'll start discussing with us officially what those challenges are on a zone by zone basis and how to improve the safety and effectiveness of the system >> do you have an issue of how the goose killed the golden egg those reduce the (inaudible) or getting people on cars and now there's regulations that is going into effect. >> we can survivor that if we impose it that's where the
collaboration is so they know they want to not be in front of a muni bus trying to pickup people and coordinating steldz e schedules and don't want to exchange very clear congested areas of forcing a bike rider into a lane and they want to know who else wants to coordinate with us and who wants to be in agreement with us rather than people who want to do their own thing. i think this is a great attempt to coordinate something and if we don't do it we'll have the challenges and by god safety is our number one issue >> (inaudible) shilt buses going to muni bus down to the drop off passengers and that's a
financial detriment and (inaudible). >> using a muni zone in coordination with our very challenged muni system that's been succeeding over the years but now we have a whole plan to get them resources i think that's a privilege to use the same spaces in a coordinated way and we're not talking about a tax we're getting a system they've agreed with us would be a better system then the he felt skeleton. skeleton. >> thank you go
>> good afternoon, everybody i'm loped brodie i'm the supervisor for 5th district i'm excited because i believe this is the model for how affordable housing should be done in san francisco when we build housing to other locations to develop all below rate i want to thank by thanking the developer brian and those hopes are going to be absolutely amazing. i'm here to express my commitment to make sure that san francisco is doing everything
this can to continue our work on affordable housing. we talk about when we do that wrong well, this is the case we doing to right and pushing more affordable housing in so far. without further ado, i'd like to bring up mayor ed lee any public comment? mayor ed lee has not only been an advocate for affordable housing but one the first mayors to take on the housing issues so i'm proud of the work not only with public hours but affordable housing thank you all for coming and without further ado, mr. mayor come on up and tell us about this project (clapping.) spreading thank you very much for that introduction. by the way, i want to let me u know supervisor breed and i you're going to see us together
from affordable housing to public housing she's worked hard and i want to thanks her. if we are going to build thirty thousand units of indoors the next 6 years i'm going to need friends like supervisor breed. we're going aggressive because people want to live in our wonderful city a lot of people 79 to stay in our city and we can only accommodate that if we are almost military eric about building and pitting together how does. i'm going looking forward to seeing those homes but i want to restate a commitment one it's evolved in conversations with supervisor breed and other
supervisors our advocates in the city we've got to be graph about building protecting and middle-class housing so when we stated thirty thousand unit that sounds like a lot but it that r will reflect the highest number of housing we've built in the history of the city. we're willing to do that because that's what is the needed so it's a mixture of not only building housing but rehabilitating housing that's decaying in front of us so the fund the public-private investments that we create something like the story about this site the incentives we'll have for the public-private industry we're building as well as is public monies the supervisors will decade to this effort will you'll conclude in
the next 6 years thirty thousand units of housing. we can't get this done simply by dlaifrg this cause we have to make it happen therefore in the last december i called for all agencies to work with me to make sure they are processes were the welcoming result it concluded in a series of meeting that are lead by mravp and building inspection and including our fire department our housing units all the different agencies and including the offices of sgblt & anothers it's not easy even if i head up this bureaucracy ask any ceo of any great place and you're asking me to do it here i've got to get in
done internally i know it rings true inform supervisor breed. get on the same map and same promising program and same pass so planning and dbi i want to recognize angus for being the person in charge he is making sure that bill strong is working with us we take advantage of this goal and let's reorganize the tools within our sfog to work n in the same fashion. i have a responded positively by immediately suggesting short-range and admitted and long-range to do. today i've rewarded them by adapting they're short range recommendations i'll highlight