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tv   MTA Board 81815  SFGTV  August 20, 2015 2:00pm-4:01pm PDT

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south bay admission prong peaceful is important it is a dangers mess i used to take a bike on it, it is an enormous risk every single certain times of day cars use this is a ramp up speed to get on the on ramp when no traffic and when there is zero respect for the pedestrians i wish they could go further but the changes will benefit obviously pedestrians first and transit and bikes as well i do count taxis as part of transit it is okay to have a street it isn't friendly to cars i think we know this by now
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stating the objectives it a unsustainable form of traffic to the merchants are numerous the benefits and nobody gets out of a car going thirty mile-per-hour to windows hop when there are plaza and walk and get out and bike and take transit people will more likely to get off their bike to walk by a store and it benefits the blood alcohol merchants for me who works and lives in the area this is stealing he needed from an emergency situation from the times i've almost been hit almost every single i walk through the area. >> thank you. >> last person to turn in a speaker card mary maguire. >> here we are i see your diagram now we've lost another
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kind of kind of bike stands we lost anothers cabstands give us a cab stands at the ball park between townsend and king on both sides so we can gets 0 in and out of there what are we supposed to side if we can't say make a left-hand turn go to market street if someone to pick up on second street how are we going to get them anywhere it's on a right turn on market street i mean this is nice but then once again, why not eliminate all cars on market street and put commercial cars i don't know what what floating is why on castro is a constant traffic jam
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nobody needs to park on it block a commercial zone on fulsome street maine i go to work on eight street you have to reinforce those a huge bike lane on fourth street i've seen people on the left-hand side i've mentioned the bike lane is on the one side how many minutes have you a huge lane why holdings up traffic it takes me to get to work sometimes an hour from rincon hill to the cab company and it takes 10 minutes to get home fulsome street is is a mess trying to get to the bay bridge you need to think this thing through better so thank you. >> members of board.
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>> director heinecke. >> i have two questions i'll direct to director reiskin if i could give us an anticipation of cars on second street quietly go i assume some anticipation of car reductions bus second street crease other options or frustrated by traffic and not drive a summary and the second question which maybe my discussion provoking question the way i look at this plan as implemented that street will be essentially undriveable allergy anyone in a private available you'll have a single lane of traffic in either directions at times subject to people making turns although the turn pockets will back up but more importantly a single lane of
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traffic with traffic lights and when busses stopped at their stops will block because one lane of traffic in each direction it is sounds market street why would anyone drive on this street i wonder why not take it the next level and do with second street like market street it is transit and taxis only free up that street for that sorts of vehicle traffic i think you solve the ball park if you have a dedicated taxi lane running flet south with with the subway train i'm sure someone thought about that i know we can't do this today given the environmental impact but to me it strikes me we should be long-term planning and to one of the public commenters if we
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create a north-south version of a transit only red carpet street that will, something that julie and her staff this should be considering if we're going to have a more transit friendly north-sou north-south artistry want to put more traffic those are big picture questions you'll probably wishing i didn't ask them but to me this proposal i appreciate the first step but i have an interesting reaction to it i have a reaction to you all can just it is two midly we leave the street and put in pedestrian or we go all the way but to me this proposal is going to make private car traffic
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untenable. >> we look forward and welcome comments from the boards i'ask christina and julie we didn't do angle analysis for a car free street the combarng between market market if have park it not a pattern for people were accustomed to and building to accommodate people pulling up to park so i think this is a little bit different than market many, many streets more of them north of market that are essentially gone lane in each direction for transit i think in terms of it being you
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can essentially a transit you know high quality transit facility the improvements will help transit but it is one lane in each direction interest will be plenty of people that be assessing second street and in their car it will be less attractive as a freeway approach but lots of businesses with small shops that folks will be coming by many memos to come back by so i'm not sure it is going to be a street that will accommodates a whole lot more muni volume the muni staff as a part's of planning and the services staff it did benefit from a lot of different input but the main issue of second street is a 2 flats a street in that part of town if you're on a
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bike that really works from the embarcadero to the etc. is the next and 5th center the to the west so as many hayne said a matter of trade offs for prioritizing the streets for not good alternatives from deriving from muni pained wlanz on third street that is a major corridor other alternatives for different modes we didn't study car free version of the plan something that is implemented we evaluate what the auto use is fill parking elimination will be problematic for folks and in terms of where the cars go christine r a or ellen can talk
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about that as part of the environmental impact for the project. >> christina if public works so to answer your questions as we all know street street not a direct route a lot of people uses it for a orientals but a big part of second street the revitalizing the streets for people w that live and work there and not an alternative route as director reiskin said one of the two-way streets in selma and as such we know that is a critical route for taxis to eye second street to and from and want to shift the vision of second street to leave it on for
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people trying to get to the small businesses around the grilled cheese company and hensleys spirits and the nail salon industries after south park but drive outside of the area so as far as what are other routes i've pulled up the map of selma the environmental impact studied 29 sgshgsz between market and king, first to third and we looks at 5th and bryant as one of the freeway on ramps so the additional routes it is articulating battery to first montgomery to new montgomery if you're on new montgomery make the resistance on howard, make the left on hawthorne and have the choice of fulsome or
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harrison if you are on second street southbound you would have to take howard to get to full name or harrison. >> i guess i said there are other ways to go really the balance there are currently a lot of cars on second street where will they go those routes you've described are in my experience are at cabinet. >> there are 11 intersections that have prestige level impacts 3 of them were able to be myth at southbound and harrison to provide a left-hand turn from left-hand turn all the time to take up the capacity and working with the waterfront to look at the improvements only beale and other streets on embarcadero to take some ever that need that
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demand. >> understood. >> well, i guess this remains something of an issue we should be discussing this is a major change in the way our city is moving our citizens around i certainly understand the need if not 92 just a unique corridors for bikes but if you walk up and down you'll see how many people will be living there in the future triple or quadruple judging but the cranes making the north south route decision and the ideas of a transit or enhanced transit lane i understand kantsz do that today not just muni but taxi or hof
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lane those are things in our disposal my fear we're going to have a calculated second street claw for the cars that made a bad decision and clog for the taxis i'm a little bit concerned about this proposal it is too much in the middle i think we should watch 19it i'm prepared to support it today but it is with some trepidation we'll have quick reluctance once it go in mines a timeline for implementation not very long; right? something we can do quickly. >> so the; correct contradiction will be at the end of 2016 and done by the middle
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of 2017. >> co-recordings to the subway by the way, maybe that will help alleviate. >> the creation of resistant pockets and the left-hand turn opportunities should help the traffic flow along second there will be congestion effects off of second but you know part of those designs was meant to keep the traffic and trachea flowing on second street. >> with respect to the taxi will it be two hours housing. >> what's before you is leging full-time. >> i'll stop i realize i've mop listed this director reiskin you'll not count on me for being
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precedence but i'll urge a second look at after a ball game and vegetation that are a lot of times we're using the corridors off traffic peak times if they can't make a left it will lead to larger microfilms money for passengers. >> the importance of second street it has a lot of small-scale businesses that a lot more local like grilled cheese and not fancy places people go they're 31 they have deliveries and people that get there sometimes by car and the majorities of their customer base it is for this street a place for people nostril pga through all studies have shown people that are consulting not our customers but people driving in that area because they want
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to be there so to insure people know this is under those circumstances not assess to the freeway and verbiage most people and peak hours are like on a daily basis the ones that discovered it the first and hopefully not make that mistake again and making sure that people i guess the only concern when the bus stops and making sure that we enforce the cars are not trying to go around the busy buses that stopped observing happens in corridors otherwise a great project second street is basically dead-ends in two spaces right king and embarcadero and market street has a ability to an calm down street friendliness and bike
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lanes i think this is a great approach and objective in the beginning in short will be absent more challenging in the beginning but once people get used to the patterns of what at the could and couldn't do it gets better of modifying on behalf of. >> i'm excited to support this this is not my neighborhoods but looking forward to another safeway to get through downtowns i have concerns that were previously voices i want to look at the taxi exemptions but approving it as it is now not prevent us from looking at it again that's all i have. >> thank you director heinecke for making me seem lake the
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mediator voice we can do something in the future if if it proves important awe applicable i know we've been hearing from a lot of people about masonic street if you can talk about what are we doing differently or lessons we've learned to apply to them this to keep us on schedule the. from our citizens i share is one of i am patience and as quickly as possible if we could talk about the timeline and how to keep it forward. >> one of our advantages on second street of one-half been an environmental impact for the past two years been cooperating with the other departments the public works and the mta so we have the project well independence the water and sewer
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the place will be repaved and as director borden said it ends at both ends up in a sense that is a little bit easier to deliver and federally funds we've be submitting our construction package to caltrain for approval in september they'll need to review it that's why we have a gap under our schedule and finish destine this winter and advertise but from a lot of projects like caesar chavez escape to complete a section or segment of the street before we demobilize and move on to streamlining from design to advertising and work hard the contract and trying to streamline construction as well. >> is that just to go back to
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this ma song we're hearing about that the masonic starts with the full board merging in dealing with outlet city agrees and improvements on timeline and delivery of projects and he guess i just want the public to have that confidence this project is more likely to stay on the timeline or being a city and dealing with city agencies yes something can always come up but to get us to the level of confidence. >> the schedule will stay as is we've been working on the project for several years we're at the tail ends and finishing the design and build it we have a lot of support if the communities and businesses not everybody is hundred percent confident that it has everything that everyone worksheets we have
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a lot of support going forward with the implementation of the project. >> thank you. >> thank you, chairman nolan my compliments to the staff sounds like a lot of hard work i couldn't be more excited about this i did looks like you've done a lot of thinking i appreciate supervisor kim for sending her staff and expressing her support i've clearly seen her out there and understand how urgent of a need there is more projects like this in the city as someone who goes and uses this corridor to get better from the ball park to the train station on a bike it is down right terrifying to ride a bike anywhere in south of market but
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this is the place to do it i would love to travel in the transmitted lanes everywhere at some point we should revisit this and it i feel that we need to do something soon i mean lives don't think it literally and great step forward to minimize the traffic and address the traffic issues i'll really encourage folks to consider how signage works to direct people do or into the best way to get to the freeway i've seen the signs to direct people to the freeway of a round about way people will get hip to it ever it is blocks away it is tremendously hopefully for people that are out of town that follows the flow of traffic and
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might ends up stuck i strongly encourage you folks to look at how to augment the mitigations by looking at the signage for a more a better route for all of us for them to be assessing the freeway signages is critical i think this is all i have to say i'll be obviously supporting the project and again want to - oh, yeah last thing i appreciate looking at the taxis i - i resent people make accusations we hate taxis we're having a juggle a lot of balls and taxis are important thank you all very much. >> i will be supportive i appreciate all the public
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outreach and community groups that came forward and the businesses and all of that i too burglary be interested in seeing the left-hand turn and the cab stand is there any way to replace that someplace and open to that as we get more and more information is under a motion. >> motion to approve. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? in the i's have it thank you staffer great job. >> 12 prosecution for the transit economic study no people that have expressed an interest in addressing on this matter. >> this is the meat. >> that matters. >> we've waited all day this.
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>> for this. >> good afternoon decorations we're excited to bring you this information we as a city have looked the delay in a negative side of transit not actually tried to quantify the added value in the system whether or not i can't great system that brings the city this is our first attempt to have the dialogue and discussion so - >> increase in strategy plan you've approved under goal that the improve the quality of life in san francisco and objective 3.2 to increase the impact to the economy before we need to know that we need the bottom line this effort to study the baseline we hired. >> consulting firm economic planning system one the premium
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planning groups in the area to assist us in this effort so i have jason moody a exfoliate that works on this i'll pass it over to him and we're both here to answer questions. >> good afternoon mr. moody. >> thank you. i'm jason with the economics and planning wear a real estate consulting firm with offices in oakland and sacramento and los angeles to build on what was said the person of this analysis to look at transportation in a really big picture from a return on investment or cost benefit flafls to look at muni services it is kind of a surprisingly kind of transportation is looking at more and more those on the from the forehead
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level comparing the benefits to the costs the traditional formula for funding transportation in this study is in that vain vein of trying to look at the investments, if you will, be using a metrics in a field that is willing the metrics are getting better estimating the benefits and comparing the costs this is straightforward but the stems are a little bit more tricky next slide, please. >> in addition there is obviously the local context the city transportation infrastructure and the growth in the city that is pitting constraints this is a projection of growth we've experienced a lot of growth in san francisco in the last 5 or 10 years that will continue population growing
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40 percent by 2040 and employment growing next slide, please. >> obviously going to put more and more pressure on transit and transportation infrastructure in general and obviously automobiles are not going to be able to solve that problem and basically the right-of-way and the capacity of the streets is already at capacity there muni is critical for meeting those targets that's a big picture context in terms of the methodology i alluded to it is anyone tiger's benefits and comparing them with cost and doing a cost benefit analysis you have the reports i think the detailed report part of the packet with the detailed
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analysis the calculations are transparency and we vetted the numbers and the model about the sfmta and the sf ct a with their transportation model and show the calculations we should a high and low rage for the estimates we provide i think the general kind of big picture assumptions this is why we're considering it we have to make a hypothetical assumption in some of the calculations what happens if muni didn't exist for parking demand and what happened to a whole host of things we had to do that in reality a content framework so it is a convert we made a hypothetical assumption you'll be able to continue to do things it will only be harder
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calculations as a result you know exclude a number of things value of foregone trips for example, if muni was there people would have to travel less there's a value we're not calculateing they include things for circling for parking and the costs they actually exclude the population employment growth this is a model based on the current circumstances now how much worse but the impacts will grow request population employment so we're going to look at as it is today preliminary skaegz we we looked at travel time savings phone
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call for muni drivers but automobile drivers they save times because muni reduces congestion and looked at the improved safety and the air quality issues and safety ones we didn't anyomonetize this services with the accessibility issues we didn't look at the last one i want to mention worker productivity next slide, please. >> obviously muni improves job
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assess and commute times it is for productivity the one we quantified the travel time how long it takes to get to work or commute, in fact, we looked that with the sfmta model and assumed a world in which muni was not there how much congestion and you put an seismic value on the cost of time and accompany with an economic estimate that is what that basis it go to the next slide we didn't monetize the productivity benefit from muni that essentially derives what you're able to get in different and people working next to each muni allows the urban formula that is really hard to game-changer we looked
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it but as a comparison type of analysis if you replaced - if you had to add more parking because muni didn't exist you'll have to replace 11 percent of the housing units and all the additional cars to be in the city car ownerships will go way up next slide, please. >> muni reduces travel costs has that's a straight up calculation and this is a pretty straightforward calculation a car obviously costs money to not only purpose but to maintain and operate muni costs money as well but on a per trip and per mile basis a set of facts for an automobile which you look at the costs biggest one is at our
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designation and look at that on a per mile bass that is significantly costs savings we committed that if the cost savings analysis okay muni reduces the needs to owner a car cars cost money we didn't through to be conservative not only to park at the designation but having a parish in our house car ownership in san francisco is less than 70 percent compared to 90 percent in the bay area this is largely for the transportation in muni the calculation we did as detailed
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basically. i'm sorry. >> that the car ownership rate will video to go up to san francisco the way we calculate up to percent and the calculations how many new parking spaces so have in other words, to do that and the cost of a parking space this is an illustration of interest because it shows you how space indoes he have for a overlay of candle stick park and if you think about the value the economic value combetsdz in the san francisco you get an idea of a space and other things related to car >> muni improves the environment this is obviously pretty intuitive basically the
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emissions per trip or per million people that use mini is less emissions we calculated that think a protocol on the cost of air reductions between the two modes and the volumes in this case and you come up with an economic estimate with that. >> safety is another one thing again on a per trip or per mile basis it is safer to travel from muffin travel relative to audit travel the analysis for all the muni travel what's the economic cost of the collision and again some standard methodology that put a price tag here's some of the findings that are pretty small we look at the
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annual impact and the fire chief earners back. >> no. it is easier in terms of of so obviously the amount of benefits far exceed the costs by depending on the high low on an annual $630 million to 1.5 billions of which is one thousand per residents and between 350 and $7 per trip when you look at in it in presents value that is the annual number and bringing it to a constant today's value the numbers are much more impressive on a per trip basis this is an overall cost benefit arbitrary this is technical between 2 and 3 which means for every dollar you invest our benefit is doibld to
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3 times so overall muni is a strong investment relative to others investments out there in terms of next steps this is really more of kind of a you know feel good type of study (laughter) we do hope it improves the benefits of travel and understanding some of the discussion fitting for the day is about that there is a lot of decisions about cars versus transit and understanding the trade offs hopefully, will provide context we have a method dissolution for calculating a variety of metrics we can use going forward to update and understand the investments of - to potentially incorporate those
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metrics into the future budgeting decided and finally a lot of things we didn't look at bicycling and others services that sfmta provides and streetscape improvements complete streetscape sf was not evaluate there were other medics beyond the scope of this study we made this study directly to lead to with that, i'm available to answer any questions you may have. >> i have a question. >> questioned. >> can you apply it to methodology to others relationships actually, it is in someways to political to an individual i'm not sure if you're familiar with the federal level those are san francisco received money through that if i understand in
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motorbike they required a analysis and they select those projects bans which one has the history cost benefit and it is easy because you have more concrete information about the travel patterns and the streetscape about what is happening in some ways easy to do it at the local level this is challenging to try to go macro. >> did we plan to try to use this just because every time we have a lot of projects coming before us on a project based level this is even more relevance this is not the issue but on a project related basis this kind of stuff makes a difference. >> director that's the goal to be having a cost benefits
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analysis the system this is a starting point and hope to get more and more reif i understand but terrific to quantify for the public what the benefit cost of the individual projects so the first of a journey and hopefully, we're interested in making this a model of how we look at the world. >> i'd be rim if i didn't thank jason who is sitting in the audience thank you, jason. >> director borden brought up what i want to bring up this is a fantastic tool not only on a macro but a micro project by project i've not seen this come out of another traffic agency this is fantastic we're on the for the most part of calculate
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our benefits like director borden said we can point it to it this sort of an unusual thing. an agency >> i actually got the idea seeing that bart did it. >> seattle has done. >> bart's did to study to demonstrate bart to the region we were calculating how much we costs san franciscans when we have details so a small subtract from a unknown positive benefit that is why it is important to do this. >> i mean, i'm glad to see the awareness of the policymakers some of the information will be perfect to accepts to the assembly mentioning members that are working on the transportation funding infrastructure i think this is could possible help them with the laundering and framework to address that i'm looking forward
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to seeing how we're going to use that and expand it what benefit does that and what benefit if the pedestrian safety and bring this before the voters. >> thank you just quickly i really appreciate this is exciting i can't wait to do so the one on better management parking this is a premise ii think we all need more information available a few things i'd like to dig more deeply into the things you've listed as not being montana tied but the public health it is increasing more and more of a something we can address by way of our
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environment there is movement in the field of public health that is coming to light with the overall costs we live a more transportation lifestyle this is things for actively transportation i will encourage us to dig harder and figure out if it is not anyone tied maymon talk about it seems to me transit invaluable to people of lower-income and i know there is a tremendous cost savings that we allow people when they don't have to own a car and finding a way to be able to help put that into sound bite or a bullet
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point we can get out there will, tremendously helpful when we make the case for expanding the subway or putting in a light rail those are things that are associated with direct displacement or indirect displacement and pep people to understand how to get engaged in a project early enough enough but the long term benefits of some projects will be in terms of maintaining equity get to the real investment it is a wonderful thing i appreciate it. >> those points are right on we've seen what is happening for example, measuring the impacts the transportation system a lot of people working on quantifying that but the next iterations we'll quantify those i'm very
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optimistic we'll get there. >> thank you very much. >> well, thank you very much that's an excellent report any members of the public. >> herbert wiener now that we're alone. >> i support public transportation i came to this meeting on public transportation and leave the communities on public transportation i think this is necessary in light of the gridlock i couldn't agree more but observations i have you talk about travel time i ride the one california bus regularly there is a point of interest with the busses sometimes two to three buses that fellow each other and sometimes, we have to wait a long time for business and i always say when is the
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next bus going to come after we have weapons of mass destruction we talk about social equity you how about search and seizure and disabled having to walk to the bus and paratransit not a solution you have to reserve a day in advance and go four blocks on a paratransit vehicle is not okay when the muni forward is creating this inequity what i want to stress this is very important some people can't say not only drive in their 80s or 90s they create a danger to themselves and others i'll probably fall both that i'm 76 years of age but you'll have to give up my car
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sometime this is an important function that muni has your protecting the public and protecting individuals against potential injuries and accidents because of that you have to insure accessibility i wish this report would cover that those are my observations thank you. >> board members thank you, mr. moody fine report we have a quorum oh. >> mr. chairman item 13 is a vote for collection you have a member of the public. >> mr. pill pal is no longer here so. >> is there a motion? >> motion. >> second. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> how about a little break before we do the >> item 14 the mta met in clegs
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to talk about the local 25 a that matter that the case with the city attorney with the directors decided to close both and conducted the policy but the disclose or not disclose the information. >> not demolish. >> >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> we're adjourned thank you very much, everybody the intebl
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ for more information visit my name is randy shaw. i would like to welcome you all to the tenderloin museum. [ cheers and applause ] >> and you know it's not a dream, it really exist. i brought joaquin torres and amy cohen a few weeks ago. i wanted his honest assessment. i said what do you think? he said, you know, i can't believe it's actually going to happen. that is a common thing. and i want to say right at the outset two people who
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are not with us today who i just want to acknowledge because without their infused spirit and legacy we wouldn't be here. one is lloyd cooper. many of you know that lee roy was a long mentor of mine and from fall of 1979. we met with lee roy in his office and he was selling us this idea that tenderloin could be improved and here we are still doing it. it's quite impressive. the other one is cattle, whose wedding photo is here since 1985. he meant so much with my relationship with him because he opened the door to the sro
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community and became a major donor. we got many many people who care about the tenderloin. you can see it on the board. it's the owners of the tenderloin, people like paul brushte and who dug into their pockets and said we believe in this museum. that's what's happened. i want to thank all of those who donated and for believing in us. we didn't think this was going to happen. thank you all. [ applause ] >> i go to a lot of these
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events and you can have people going on and on thanking each person. everyone here was invited. most of you need some support from the media. the media was great. you all deserve thanks. so please don't associate me not mentioning a person by name as not recognizing. there are some people from institutions that i have to call out today. when we hear about pro bono assistance it can often mean a saturday having your staff paint or an architecture firm or it could mean 6 years on a project. i never forget. i feel like some of these folks like seth
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miser. it's like saying good-bye to the tin man. we've been working on 6 years of working on this museum. perkins and will's contribution. the number of the architecture and design. i do want to call them out. and, [ cheers and applause ] i didn't forget that. there was a series of architects who were working the set and this had to do it during a construction period was matsushida. you did all the the stress work. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> and then of course we had to have someone supervise construction. and everyone knows contractor stories and people have the horror stories from their house and wherever you go when
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here. all the great designs, all the great retail stuff was all designed by rob. rob would occasionally ask for a very small check which no where near covered his cost. it covered the museum design and we got at the elite international firm. thank you, rob. [ applause ] i also want to thank our great hero, my hero john burton for coming. great hero for coming. john and i took a driving tour back in 2010 where he pointed out to me all the places he used to gamble and drink in the tenderloin. [ laughter ] and he remembered them. and also i want to thank tom and ron at pbi for going far beyond the call of duty.
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thank you very much, both of you. [ applause ] so again, i'm not thanking everyone else as well but i want to get to the presentation. a lot of things happened on the morning i -- mayoral's watch. it happened because of mayor lee's watch. people asked me who supports this museum. if i said our biggest supporter is mayor lee. he's been with us the entire time and he believes in the tenderloin. what's interesting is all of us who you see here, we all have a long history, but what i learned in researching my book and for this museum is that mayors haven't done
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very much for the tenderloin in history. they talk a good game and come down for ribbon cutings and they give a lot to non-profit housing, but when it comes to this, it's been 15 years. we got lucky that mayor lee became mayor. i have to say when you look at the help we got from the mayor's office, and when steve comes, he never comes to an event. steve came to this event and the support he gave to us. of course amy cohen and joaquin and someone who gave as much help, jeremy. i wish we had a closed circuit so jeremy knows all the help he gave us. that happens with mayor's in the title. that doesn't happen if you don't have a mayor who says i want all the staff to
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help the tenderloin. ed lee did that. wow further a do, mayor, thank you very much. [ applause ] >> randy, thank you for the introduction. >>mayor edwin m. lee: this is what a sizzler's restaurant looks like. [ laughter ] >> you have to know that part of the history in order to appreciate that line. we certainly do. and those who have been in the tenderloin for many years serving the residents here. i think you are all to be congratulated. i know there is an abundant list of people. but i also want to acknowledge those that maybe do not have a big name but are the small business owners within two or 3 blocks from here that said we want this to happen. every police officer that has served this district wanted this to happen.
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firefighters who have come through here wanted this to happen. nurses, i have a lot of nurses and medical health professionals wanted something here to happen. it shouldn't surprise all of you that when it comes to the tenderloin, when it comes to revitalizing areas in the central market, historically depressed areas, it takes not only the great ground leadership that randy has provided for many years. you have to give randy a huge huge [ applause ] here. [ applause ] talk about this. if i had anything do with it is only because he convinced, he was there and you have a reading. this is our history. this is why we came to study law and do civil rights and work in the communities like this. no different way i feel about chinatown and north beach and some areas we
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worked historically together. but i will also say beyond kind of taking care of our own roots and the people we believe in and giving them the level of respect, i enjoy working with the people you just named. we are working together now today to house what is on the front pages of homeless population and they are doing a terrific job and they are freeing up master leasing with as many units as they can. they are finding us to be more incredible partners on these very challenge populations that have a lot of issues and they are centered in central market and tenderloin and we want to help them. i also want to say that in addition to them and the volunteers, there is just an incredible number of people that go unnamed and the staff. i want to also give another shout out to a
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group of people that continue i think to help revitalize all of san francisco but particularly the most challenging are artist. this museum is part of art. it doesn't surprise me that the museum is the idea that has now come forward to attract investor confidence, to bring people together. and i'm looking at karen from the arts and naomi, the city administrator who was in my previous role in trying to figure out what joaquin and amy and others and how we continue to work with the arts to revitalize and bring forward life because when you have nothing, you still got art. you got a history to talk about. so when we had all of those meetings at
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the wonderful hasteings college, they did a great partnership community and it was neat to tell those stories of what we needed others to do to get people involved. that's why i'm not surprised to explaining the idea of the uptown in the tenderloin in this fashion to be so sustainable that a larger fate is happening particularly in the tenderloin area and we celebrated those milestones on a basin which is more and more to come. but there is investor competence that is also there. there will be companies that will i think appreciate this even more. that's why there is neighbor nest. that's created for low income families that are part of the technologies contribution. there will be more of that as the cba's get more life into the community benefit
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agreements and all the technology employees. they will not just go down larkin street. they are going to chairman and the bistro and they will say where is this museum and they will discover that and hopefully get into the jazz and cadillac hotel again and hopefully into more jazz. as 400 mayor's discovered in one of their most enlightening sessions ever to join our memorial in that session. so there is to say a lot of things happening and it's just a matter of us linking it up, talking about it, and introducing more people to it. when we get the lighting down with the harlan's leadership on the lighting, the pathways are going to be better lit and you see people at the
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park providing for all the people that we want our parts to reflect. on valencia, that's going to sprout. you see ice cream in the middle of the tunnel coming. i can't wait for the day we serve free ice cream in the tenderloin. they deserve it. that will be a lot of fun. there is a lot of new things happening and i think this is a moment to an attribute all the spirit of the people that have come here to make this happen. engineers, there is a reason why they are the most successful and good reputable contractor in the city. they are building the big downtown buildings but also help rehab lead with many others with this incredible museum. i can't wait when they start counting the numbers of people that come through here. because when they come through here,
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all the other shops you have to be exposed to. this is part of uptown tenderloin. it is part of the story, the history to arm themselves with so they will know what they are looking at and appreciate this entire part of our city that now is going to become an even bigger contributor. they have contributed. we just haven't recognized it. and i know that muhammad and others, we struggled in our capacities for public works to allow pathways for more people to come here will continue doing that, but all the agencies are working together now in a much better rhythm because we appreciate the investments that are made here because this is going to cause more investments especially the investment in people and we are going to see more of that from our
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administration. the tenderloin is going to be a great story, but so is church street and bodega and central market and so much more of an investment for people who want to create a better place and time for a chance to celebrate and have this sharing for a lot more people. thank you for this milestone, but i am excited to see this cause even more excitement in this entire community and randy, your leadership, your unfettered commitment to this. i want to say thank you from the entire district. [ applause ] >> i do want to mention that kevin louis is sitting in the third row. he and my paint job, we opened an
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art gallery for art a half block down 236 leavenworth street. and so many people said to me, who did this museum, it's so great. if you need someone to do a museum for you. steve is right there and give him your card and he'll get a hold of you. so i'm very honored by the presence. we have the history on the walls and the history sitting here and reverend cecil williams. one thing i want to say about reverend williams, i have been in the tenderloin, i know him. i didn't know in 1963 there were only 35 families as members. he had a remarkable organizing strategy. i don't think anyone would have thought of it. he said we are going to hire a minister for
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youth who has no money. that's what he did. he led the power grass roots and organized this. how many knew that? how many read my books? [ laughter ] the legacy is so much more powerful in the tenderloin. we are so glad you are here. do you want to say a few words? >> greetings, everybody. thank you men and ladies. thank you the people who put the time and effort and money. this is the most important thing that's happened in the city and county of san francisco. no matter what you are looking at and how you see it.
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this place certainly is something that is vital and will continue for years and years to come. and having said that, janis, i could not have done it without you. i'm telling the truth. [ laughter ] in fact she did before i did. we did. what you don't know i will tell you. every inch of this, every group that came to san francisco, we had something to do with them in what they did in this city. you name it. we saw at nighttimes what you can
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probably see on television because we felt very strongly that the voice of those folks who came through san francisco, that led me to be here. we never gave in to their philosophy. we have philosophy and a commitment and an unconditional love as a base. there were moments where it was getting pretty tight at times. actively came here. secondly, we had also to begin to relate closely and openly with gay and lesbian groups. we could find ways in this community, large population of gays and lesbians. that was very important. so we identified with whatever the
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movement was. so as a leader to the nation we responded to the gay and lesbian community. the third thing is i don't know if you know this or not but we have 10,000 volunteers who come through every year. that is something that is very critical. lastly but not least, you need to know this, there is no doubt about it, right in the block from where we are located there are large groups of african americans. there is a large number of african americans in the tenderloin. large numbers. some of them they have problems and confront issues. they are ours and we are theirs. we will always be theirs and they will be ours, always. i want to hear him say,
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janis without your time, i don't know where i would be without you. [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> talking about all people well generally i was going to open the first office in 1980. ed glide raised it to $75 a month and we said we can't afford that and right next door was a vietnamese community development center which started my work with do. remember we had some refugees who came to the tenderloin and started to transform the neighborhood and i worked with toe for 10 years until local 2 which is
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in the tenderloin. i thought the coincidence that you and i met in glide. toddo. [ applause ] >> being here just feels like so much coming home. although i never really left the tenderloin. i came just a little bit from a personal perspective. i came to the lend lion when i was 18 and i'm 56 now and i'm still working on the tenderloin. working as the vietnamese youth development center what is under the leadership of lamb do you -- and the memorial church where we do a lot of community outreach. we provide after school. i was one of those youth that
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benefited from the program and north of market plan and coalition. i think we have one of our first southeast asian housing committee in the city because of the diversity of the members who live in here which is vietnamese laotian and cambodia. we do our best effort to incorporated ourselves to learn about our right as a tenant and also we want to learn about being a part of the bigger picture of passing rent control. we have a lot of memories where we have our first picket line to protest one of the evictions. one of the buildings right here but we have a sad moment where i don't know if you remember where there was a person that died in the building. the cause because of the space between the floor and
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elevator and the space was too small. as a community we overcome a lot. the unite development center is providing youth with a different focus with technology and recreation that we when you are growing up poor you don't have the opportunity but now growing up and you have the location. that is what we do and we also survive a lot of turmoil and that's what you do with us. and reverend i have to remember his name. when our community was going through a lot of turmoil with what's going on in our homeland we continued to be able to be about and provide the best
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service we can regardless of whether or not you are supporting the republican or supporting the reunification of vietnam today. i feel very much at home and thank you for all the work that everybody had done to continue to work the community forward. one thing i have to mention is that because a lot of our members in local two become more self sufficient as working in the hotel because of the effort of you and randy from the planning coalition after making sure that these hotels when they build they are sure she hire a resident from this area. [ applause ] so some of our members graduated from here and able to provide a home and live better. i know they have a
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much better life. the tenderloin is a lot of memories for me and a lot of struggles and a lot of cobwebs as well. [ applause ] i should mention the cultural center used to be the waitresses union. it's the largest waitresses unit # -- union in the united states. we are a big union area. many of you know kathy looper from here friday concerts. i worked with her as long as i have known lee roy and she's 79. everyday when we have our tours, which is really important for this museum because we want people to go out to the community and get to know the
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tenderloin. we have pam coats, one of our tour guided. kathy is also a tour guide. the first time i take everyone is through the cadillac hotel they are blown away because they hear negative things about the sro's. they see it and they say is this the sro? because of kathy is the unsung hero in the tenderloin. kathy? [ cheers and applause ] >> that was all fully sweet. it's night to be in a room full of people who love the tenderloin. i have to tell you it's heart warming to be here and see this with this out pouring of
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support. when lee and i built this, it failed because it was an isolation. there wasn't enough around it to draw people in even just for a meal. if anybody knows me, you know i will get to the point. we need your continued support. we need you to support serve -- every business. we need you to go to the museums, then go to one of our restaurants. randy has done an incredible job of bringing investment into this community. it's not just his job, it's our job. we have to do the same. we have to encourage people to come in and spend their dollars in our community, help support this community and this museum is a great entry way for people
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to do that. so, that's it. bring your pocket books. [ cheers and applause ] >> to continue on that theme because we don't have philanthropic support, we have all kinds of items for sale that are sold in a museum. if you haven't bought any before, buy some today. getting people to come to the museum and pay the admission fee and to have them take the tours which we have on thursday nights. that could help. all of you who are inspired by this and talk the language by mayor lee and doddo is to talk about it. we
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need to you do that you can't just walk away and say that was fun, where is lunch and it's all forgotten. i have told people the story about how sitting down with gratsdz wealthy people and when they are with me it was a great idea but they didn't give any money. when you are here you are excited and back home you are in another environment. if you just give to momma. we are working very hard to raise every dollar in the tenderloin. when you do that, it's great to be here. we have word of mouth and otherwise you have ways to go to the museum. our opening night event at 6:30. we have a rare
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extraordinarily rare assistance. if you see sierra strike and mark. susan striker and victor hernandez. victor the co- director will both be here along with marching and veronica, the activist and if you want to know the gay and lesbian history of san francisco and where it began, it began here right in the tenderloin. cover charge covers the free wine. see you all here and in the future. thank you. [ applause ] .
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>> and this place did not look like this this is unbelievable and it is the jewel of the tenderloin thank you, mr. mayor for making it so and boys and girls club over there and other entities and the big missing piece a kid's we're missing with only trophy we have to yeah oh, at the hall of fame without further and i do let me introduce the mayor of san
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francisco mayor ed lee. >> thank you. well it's fun to be here with the champion of tenderloin and the police station as well as the wonderful kids out here happy summerhouse life without school (laughter) well, i'm glad to be here joining you on to national night out we're doing that all over the city you'll be up in another place greeting the kids it is a night where we have a sized family kids coming out to really participated in 234ir playground and we have rec and park staff and we can neighborhood staff here we've got people running important office we have the united way and social services, we have community people most importantly the residents of the tenderloin who deferred this world-class particular to play in and have fun to be
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healthy and they enter in between with the rec and park volunteers tonight our social services provided up, up would the sport to make sure our neighborhoods are strong many say what national night out does i'm glad to be with the chief to make sure everybody is safe we have a couple of things in front of us chief what are the things for those of you who have yet to catch up those are the san francisco giants world series trophies so later on everybody that has cameras can take a picture of yourselves i have one with my business cards i give it to other marries and say what have you got in the way we celebrate the giants have been be us a
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great fund that helps to penetrate all the communities i'm happy they lent you will say here for more fun and a lot of great shoppers i want to give a note of appreciation for everyone that provides food and refreshment where we happen we have a new company that opened up their ice cream that is the human try if you've been to the ferry building you've lined up with many thousands of other people and they tent are donating ice cream for the kids how about that have a happy nationals night out and enjoy our communities, enjoy the relationships, get to know each other this is a time we ought to be knowing each other by our first names in the parked and streets this is part of was this the community is all about glad
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to be here celebrating thank you. (clapping.) >> your new champion trashing i'm handing it off and what more can i say we have lots food and ice cream and candy corn kids sugar up and playing music it might be a little bit of dancing enjoy the night@púx
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chair of the commission a few housekeeping if you could one please turn off your cell phones not no interrupt our meeting and two a member of the public that wishes to speak on an item we have pink speaker cards fill out with your name and our staff will call you at the time, we call the agendas and thank you to commissioner honda and media services for broadcasting this meeting to the public every time we meet >> sxhat commissioner lee commissioner perez commissioner vice president joseph sxheeg