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submitten submittance. and it may be improvedded oed on all three tracks and reconf reco reconconferringing it. the panel concluded there may be operational value for trains at the existing fourth and kane yard. all studies must use a consistent dtx track configuration and a similar kind of analysis tool. and finally all estimate laying results considered by the panel assumed a high performance train control system that is safely provided very short-term times and very short times for train movements through the g tx. the interlocking software and
hardware must be designed to implement and minimize the times between when one route to the interlocking is cleared and when a conflicting rate can be ready at the next occupancy. at the end of the wor third workshop we spent a bit of time reviewing recommended actions and next steps for the stakeholders that were involved in the review workshops. these include a recommendation that the operators need to finalize a workable blended service plan for the hea harmonious joint operation of the hair shared line and terminals, including train service from fir infrastructure south of the area and plans for vehicles servicing in storage. the plan should be reviewed and
tested and verified with widely stepped stimulation tool. secondly the two operators in tjpa need to identify and select a workable and acceptable and workable set of moveable platform adaptations that will allow both services to build at all platforms. third, potentially developing the right-of-way of the construction dtx project is an important task in this phase of the development project. based on it, the two operators and tjpa need to review the possible tradeoffs between track and switch design spenders and for low speed owners. including the right-of-way impracticals of constructing the gtx tunnel. the goal should be mack mizeing
benefit and minimizing environmental and community impacts. the two operations in tjpa need to improve the utility and flexibility -- i can't walk and chew gun here. to improve the -- let me start over of the two operators of the tjpa need to improve the utility and flexibility of the association and socials plan. once the program is prepared and improved, the operators in tjpa need to approve an operating plan and design a foot prison for a storage facility on the existing 4th and king primary cell. to identify which portions can be released for non-release.
and thirdly, stimulations reviewed were lacking in coordinated assumptions likely due to the lack of collaboration between the party. operators, tjpa. the planning department and other interested party should build on the open community indications facilitated by the sfcta during the review effort and regularly mean with sfcta to report and discuss progress on the immediate action items that we defined at the end of our workshops. thank you and with that i will take questions. >> director nuru: bill. >> when you do the three studies with timing and you used the 5-minute standard for, that did you run the analysis that -- of what have margin of service two tracks would work?
whether a 7 or 1-minute would make two tracks work? >> pier review panel didn't to an operational analysis of the service itself. we only reviewed the report that were provided to us. the analysis that was performed by carsons and par wood did identify using a variety of different timed impacts and determined that a delay of 20 minutes would essentially ruin the whole day. >> put the thing down. >> in terms of its operation. >> director nuru: gentlemen, director. >> thank you, director harper for that last question and mr. flinn for that answer because i was going to ask about -- i can't even say it. but the pertubation study. and until we have it fully separated the vulnerability to
instances, and if there's an incentive we don't union i will clear it for 30 minutes until we are fully separated will ruin the schedule for the whole day is what i heard. there's a high vulnerable. so hopefully we can minimize them but at the same time we need to mack mize the train time and the schedule as best as possible. >> thank you. >> director nuru: director reiskin. >> i want to acknowledge the work time. when we talked about this last time. there was a level of skepticism about the two versus three. i think if you operators what he they need they will always ask for more. and it's pretty significant when it comes to that. very good to you ask injure
panel members to essentially put this question to bed so we can move forward. i think that's great. i think your point on the process -- the process point on facilitating good communication, particularly between cal-train and high speed rail is an important one and i also hope that continues -- a comment on the operating plan and footprint for future facilities at 4th and king, cal-train parcel. just note that the city is working together with cal-train on looking at exactly that and -- it's not just what footprint is needed but if a footprint still remains to be needed so just wanted to note that. and finally a question -- i didn't understand recommendation number three, which was tradeoffs between design criteria and low operations are
versus maximizing public benefit. you can just help us understand that? >> sure. one of the reports that we reviewed was the report by commissioned bishoping ham property compared by an engineer. that report initially recommended a two-track operation. through the course of our work shops. he came back and compared to your provider. keeping thee tracks and recognizing that operationally, that was essential and still being able to minimize right-of-way impacts and in particular impacts on birmingham properties. >> so this is about construction impacts and right-of-way impacts? >> that's correct. and the current design criteria drives the geometry of the
throat. the recommendation of the pie pier review panel is there need to be a balance achieved and design criteria and actual operatingable of the trains through that low-speed, three track area and minimizing the right-of-way impacts of the throat itself. >> okay. i understand. thank you. >> director nuru: yes, director. >> remember my memory. as i sat through a number of workshops but i don't remember. when you reviewed the report, and the point that you just made about alignment and it fitting between the columns. you can talk a little bit more about the radiuses and what
raidiouses you thought would fit and not part of that. >> originally it was not a part of the review panel and i acknowledge there is a lot of existing work taking place between tjpa and the conceptional options that were provided. so i don't believe there's know conclusion on that. the existing design is based on the california high-speed rail minimum radiu raid radius of 650 feet. >> thank you. >> if i may add very have engaged our track experts to take a look at this proposal and take a look at what would be needed to make it different. to make it work better. that has not happened yet. they are in the process of doing that review right now. once that review is done, then
we will meet with high-speed rail, cal-train, tjpa, to have another workshop to talk about what is possible, what is not. what is workable. what is not. so that is the next step that is already underway. >> thank you. >> just sort of a comment. thank you very much. this is finally bringing to ground some of the parameters and the things we need. i think for me, the only question which will be a flexible question ongoing are to the next ten years, perhaps. is as we try to line up all of these construction schedules, and funding possibilities -- if you have so many people up and down the state and about the prospects for high-speed rail
there's acin general. and it's about what events has to happen. saying high-speed rail is really going to happen as compared to the money we get to start tunn tunneling and all of that. and if there is anything that comes down the pipe politically or funding, that says cap and trade money is a third what have is expected or something like that. to where it looks like -- because i assume without high-speed rail, two tracks are fine for cal-train. and i'm pretty sure cal-train will be coming this and we will do. that but i don't know how to time it in such a way to allow for that possibility. high speed rail is finally declared dead somehow, ho you to allow fo -- how to allow for it. >> if i may, should that even happen, which i sure hope it doesn't.
you know i don't believe it's going to happen. i think that high speed rail will be a reality. what will happen is that cal-train will then have to run more trains. and therefore the three tracks would still be necessary. >> that's right. >> alright. >> clerk: that conclude your report. other members of the public that would like to have a few word on the item. >> so with regard to the combatable stock, you should all have received a letter from me on tuesday. it's a high-speed rail problem. the high-speed rail review panel told them -- like the french. which by the way are the fastest trains in the world.
280 miles an hour. they are in the same platform as all the other trains so i hope that's the end of that discussion. on the 7th street alignment it doesn't have niko any any conflicts. it was straight in. on the three-track alignment you had a slide earlier. and what this slide shows, that you can potentially have three trains in the same zone simultaneously. and as he knows that's a no-no, he cannot do that. this is why it was designed the way it is. if you have a train, one of the -- the evacuation is through. that's how it works. i don't understand how this is going to work. and i think -- that's it for now. thank you very much. >> director nuru: thanks for your comments.
>> clerk: we have rob birmingham. >> thank you very much. my name is rob bishoping ham a birmingham. i was a stakeholder my properties are the ones being effected and i went through the trouble of hiring one of the world's great engineering firms to look at this. and basically i want to say i was incredibly impressed with the pier review panel. really, really topnotch people. no problems whatsoever. and i just basically want to thank director isbana and staff. they did a great job. we had a great dialogue and i look forward to further discussions. i just want to let you know that originally the ir, they were taking -- i'm very important pieces. i own three property which really form the curve and i've
owned them for 20 years. i'm not a johnny come lately. i always knew that they were going to be taken and i was fine with that. unfortunately, the feis. and i.r. projected the tunnel alignment to go under my large building at 235, 2nd street. i'm giving you -- as to why i was under the color i did. it was unfortunate they were going to go 250 feet under my building. there's two tenant, appearel and cbs. they are not insignificant people, companies be and then the other end, another building was also going to have to be -- the ton little go under it. 589 a historical resource building. that's the point at which hi to get involved and i felt hi to get involved to make sure that whatever was being done was being done with maybe more than one set of eyes which is again
why i brought -- almost everyone else i cracked probably 10, 15 firms were all conflicted out. that's byended up going to spain, believe it or not. but i wanted to say they have been great. so thank you very much. >> director nuru: thank you for your comments. >> i'm terribly sorry. i would have been at the meeting on tuesday but unfortunately i was traveling. which is the t. meeting. it looked bad i wasn't there. but i was visiting my daughter abroad. so i didn't have a choice but i wanted to get that into the record. thank you. >> clerk: we have mr. ma patrick. >> hi, jim patrick. patrick and company. one of the things we don't seem to be talking about is the storage and maintenance of these
trains. what we have heard is they are going to store and maintain the trains at the 4th and townsend area. as i rect we have lots of housing development scheduled to go in there. that's a strategic problem. should we be thinking of brisbane for a storage and maintenance place? should we be thinking of oakland in a correction under theth bay. i really like that idea but i don't think we should be expanding our thought process as much as we should be about this. so it need to be examined and i encourage the board to do that. >> director nuru: can we go to the next item, please. >> clerk: members of the comment comment on that item. the next one is number 16. the direction study. >> this is presented from tunnel designer. you have 5, 6, minutes maybe.
>> i will see what i can do. thank you, again. my name is abbey and i'm presenting on the tunnel study option update. so just a recap, the purpose of this study. it was initiated by the sscta and the idea was to reduce construct impacts alone the alignment by trying to reduce and cut and cover and increase mining we were going to do along the alignment. so i presented to the board about six month ago. we worked on several up why dates since then. we worked on additional operations for under the coat section near howard street there. we also looked at updating and improving our cost and schedule estimates. we wanted to validate our ventilation assumptions, make sure they still worked with a ng loor tunnel and lastly we wanted to take a deeper dive into some constructibl constructability
issues around a tunneling option. and i will talk about it in a second. so here's the baseline, dtx line, that you can see in the dark circle in the center there. the mine portion and the light purple that was cut and cover. andand that was the focus trying to turn it into a mine option. and we looked a at variety of ton hell options. a bunch of experts did work on this. starting with the tunnel section. the blowup of the throat section where the tracks go from three track and the expand to six as you enter the transit station there. we looked at variety of mining options. the colors you will see. we will talk about that in a second as well. starting at clementine street. the movement on the your left is
fcf construction. that was on the baseline. and on the right. augmented with that as a second alternative. and then as we move down to townsend street, this was a portion that was primarily cut ask cover in the baseline. we looked at extending that sem mining option as well as sem plus tb m mining option in that area. the images at the bottom there that we took particular care in pro crossing fourth street. where they will be operation so we looked specifically at that area. at the 4th and townsend station we do recommend they remain a partly covered structure because the soil conditions are quite poor in that area but also because the station itself is very shallow. there's only two feet between the top in that area and
grayed. but there are ways you canned my gate, using top-down. that's involving weekend closures and reopening for commute hours in the middle of the week. the image is from a train station in los angeles and the same technique was used at the transit centre. here's another section of the 4th and townsend station. the rail on the left-hand side and decking on top of it. for the portion we will have to open some of that decking to put in a mess -- there is still one lane of traffic and the pedestrian throw on the north end of townsend street there. we looked at costs as part of this study. the shade of orange, there
that's the mining operation on townsend street. we looked at two options there. the numbers at the bottom. tb m, sem. the full full fully versioned cost and the sem mining, 104, so about $0 million more. the pie-shaped portion up on the right there. that's the throat. we will look at that more in detail. the shaded gray areas there. those are parcels off the public right-of-way and those will be cut and cover structures in any case. now we talk about fully mining the throat section of that's what you see in the shaded blue there. that's the extended work to fully mine the throat. that comes with a $461 million fully buttered construction premium. so a pretty big number. we looked at reducing that by reducing some of the scope. here's analityive for mining
only under howard street. now the portion down on 2nd street there, that still would be cut and cover but it would be with a temporary decking in order to minimize impact there is. so that brings the costs down significantly down to about $208 million construction premium. and then we looked at extending that mining down 2nd street to tehama. so there's still cover. this and that brings that portion up to $343 million. we looked at updating some scheduling impacts. these are relative schedules just to give you a comparison. the baseline, the blue there, 54 month. if we go down to the tb m plus se option, the yellow bars, if you don't mind are the portion of the essential. we are saving three monday of scheduling by doing that. even though we get a significant manitoba number of tunnel.
the bar there. that is if you get the entire. that butches it along the baseline and that's because there's not enough room to work in the throat and it takes quite a while to do that work. if you go down to the sem, the same basic rules apply. it's just the numbers are bigger and that makes sense because you are using the same pace line or are you just using a younger tunnel. in recommendations we have the design for following items. for that tb m and sem tunneling option all the way down to the 4th and townsend station. and that will come with a construct premium of $71 million. now we do recommend maintaining cut and cover design at the 4th and townsend station but again using that temporary decking to reduce construction impacts. and then we recommend extending
one of the tb m under the 235 building. that's an existing building up on the throat section and that will help reduce some construction impacts to that particular structure. it comes with a $23 million premium. we do recommend maintaining cut and cover on 2nd street between clea clementina and townsend but it loose traffic to flow along howard street. and last we recommend performing value engineering at the conclusion of that 30% design just to validate our assumptions and make sure we are on the right track. any questions, please? >> director nuru: no questions? director reiskin? >> i have a couple of questions on that townsend street portion. the first is the pier review
panel from the last item recommended second platform so that all three trains could access platforms. how would inn corporation of that recommendation impact your recommendations, if at all? >> we would maintain that you could still need cut ask cover obviously at the 4th and townsend stays. it doesn't have a pass in terms of what we recommend for the mining option. >> and then the second question on townsend street is an area that you didn't cover here but it's the area west of the station area. as you know it's our desire ultimately to have the trains not surface but to stay underground so that we can avoid what director g was talking about in terms of having the crossings for the brand new high-speed rail and cal-trail operation into downtown.
did you look -- in terms of what tunneling options there would be, would it make sense to tunnel through and breakdown into the stations? >> yes, so we really stopped our work at the 4th and townsend station. as you know, there is the stub there that would allow tunneling to continue down past there as a second phase. >> so how do we get from the station to the tunnel sub. >> bob: ibox is left unaccounted for here? >> i think that would get developed a as we develop the townsend station design. there is a plan for doing that. >> maybe at some point in the future when we get a phase two and maybe phase three update you can help us understand that. because i don't see how we get there. how we built the tracks from the 4th and townsend station best. >> well we are building a
u-wall. we will have a retaining wall that could conform to the tracks so we can bring that up to the next meeting. >> that would stabilize it and not -- >> well the current phase to design, we build it fortune he willing in the future. but 16th street on to the track. so we have to conform is the existing tracks is on-grade but we do have an allowance in the future to continue tunneling along possibly pen vain i can't into the cal-train station so that feature is in the phase two. future expansion, basically. >> director nuru: thank you. public comments? >> clerk: any members of the public that wanted to comment on the item?
we have -- mr. lebrun. >> eric. i cannot tell you how grateful i am because you just described something that sic years ago was adxl: just by the hill there, they have some taxis. this is where the tb ns are actually assembled and then the tb n is pushed through the abandoned tunnel which is on the right. and the actual tunnel boring start at 22nd street when it hit the hill and this is why they arele canadaing the pens pen avenue alignment. it carries on parallel to it. it's no impact on cal-train operations. and then when it start lining up to 7th street. this is why that station is there. because it makes it possible. because as soon as they move back.
we achieve the depth of 60 feet. we can now bury the stationle with no impact on townsend. they can still go around the corner. my advice to you carry on straight. it's a an 80-mile an hour alignment. that's why we are going so fast on the switches. the last comment i would like to make. if you are looking at the alignment and another meter. when you build that train box on the 7th street you have an opportunity to of building a bar station underneath it from little to no cost. are you looking for them to come across the bay and provide the connection to cal-train. thank you. check chec >> clerk: patrick. >> hi, jim patrick again. we have concluded that 4th and townsend is what we aring do. the station has to be at 4th and townsend. why? i'm not sure. no one has articulated that.
what is the matter with a station by 16th street buried underneath or 1th street right there? i'm sorry, i'm messing up all the names but a station that is better constructed there. at the end of ismus and i'm seeing. some roland's idea it becomes a west and east bank as you walk down and recreate the whole ambience of going to the giant stadium or going to the warriors stadium. so we have chosen bip beginning, 4th and king is the answer and we spend a lot of money developing that. i think that's a mistake. there are other alternatives which i think are better and more constructible. so we taught to be looking beyond our horizons and open our blingers and say, hey i think we can do something better. thank you. >> clerk: that conclude members that wanted to comment on that item.
at this point you can go into closed session. we have not received an indication that members of the public want to comment -- unless they wish to do so now. sorry, come on up. are youd ready. go ahead. >> i apologize. a relatively closed comment i make reference to the timeline of the millennium tower. i believe i've taken the job on of trying to influence and take directs to the board i can hardly do that relative to closed session coming up if you don't have the most current information i would like to see this become a public document the latest i have is 216. is the millennium tower still sinking? has it stopped sinking? has it been sinking to the right or to the left so i encourage the latest data. >> before we go to closed section i want to say i
. >> well, welcome, everyone to this fabulous rooftop of a monumental announcement. my name is debbie raffel, and i am the director of the san francisco department of environment. and today, i am joined by president london breed and by don falk, the ceo of the tenderloin neighborhood development corporation, affectionately known as tndc. and with us we've got representatives some of the dozens of community partners, we've got the library here, we have our light bulb company manufacturer -- not manufacturer, but seller here. so we've got the whole system on the roof today to celebrate this amazing event. i have the fabulous job of
being in a department, leading a department that takes big idea and makes sure those big ideas are translated into action on the ground. and we're here because of one of those big ideas. last year, the department of the environment set an ambitious goal. we wanted to get 100,000 led light bulbs into the hands of the people who need it the most, and it's just like this one that i happen to have here. when many of us look at this, we see a light bulb, nothing spectacular looking in that. but our goal was to get this gem into hands of residents who are low income, formerly homeless, disabled, receipt vans, disabilities, we wanted everyone in san francisco to have the opportunity to benefit from this seemingly small
action. we didn't only want to deliver bulbs to people, we needed to make sure that they were actually installed. it does no good to give somebody a beautiful bulb and have them put it in their storage closet until later. we needed to make sure they were put into place. this project of this scale had never been tried anywhere in the united states. 100,000 bulbs is certain bei ambitious. facts about led: they use one sixth of the energy. they cause less to power because they're so energy efficient. they reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and they last 25 times longer. those are some impressive facts. so what are the facts for residents? that means that for a person who puts an led light bulb in a
fixture, they need 25 less light bulbs that they're ever going to have to install because these last so long. and that difference gives tremendous safety and opportunity for people, especially for those who are mobility challenged. picture your elderly grandmother and a light bulb goes out. how is she going to change that light bulb, or a person with a disability that has a light bulb go out? what are they to do. it also means our most vulnerable will not be left in the dark because these light bulbs are so long lasting. and even more and equally impactful is that the quality of the light who are so much better, so people who have a hard time seeing all of a sudden can see. so something as simple as a light bulb can actually
transform somebody's sense of well-being, their sense of safety, and their ability to enjoy life. and what does this mean? what are the facts for the affordable housing providers? it means if they don't have to change a light bulb, that it's reduced cost for operations and maintenance. it frees up thousands of hours in terms of bulb replacement, so that those maintenance people can work on delivering on services. it doesn't mean that they're sitting there playing solitaire, they are incredibly busy people. so not having to change a light bulb means they can tend to all sorts of needs in the buildings that they work in. so these sorts of actions have all sorts of ripple effects, ripple effects that affect our communities in all sorts of different ways. and today i'm proud to announce that we have 60,000 light bulbs that have been distributed. we are making history today.
we are saving energy, we are saving the climate by reducing our grun house gas emissions, we are delivering benefits to those who need it most, and we are improving the quality of life for all californians. and i am incredibly honored to introduce somebody to you and welcome somebody who truly gets it in every bone of her body. this is a woman who cares about vulnerable communities every day of her life. she understands that environmental benefits must be available to everyone in san francisco. president london breed has championed initiatives like safe medicine did i see posal, clean sf, and she's continued to champion these initiatives, especially ones that protect the environment as well as health and safety. so please, let's welcome president london breed.
[applause]. >> president breed: thank you. thank you all so much for being here today. thank you, debbie, very much for this initiative. i'm really excited to especially be on this property because this was a part of rad phase one, where we have been able to rehabilitate thousands of public housing units all over san francisco. so some of you may know, i grew up in public housing. i lived there more than 20 years of my life without showers, with rodent problems and other challenges that exist with no help on the way. when i first became a member of the board of supervisors, i told the mayor, mayor lee, that public housing was my number one priority, and he believed me, and he supported me. and we worked together with so many nonprofit organizations who help with housing, like tndc and don falk to rehabilitate public housing. so the site we stand on is connected to another site. and because of the work we've been able to do, 60 residents,
60 units which include over 100 residents, they now have a clean, affordable, safe, rehabilitated place to call home. and i'm so proud of the work that don and tndc has done to make that dream a reality, so thank you so very much. [applause]. >> president breed: you know, we are doing in san francisco what we do best: to fight climate change, and as debbie has said, we and through ourests at the board of supervisors that i've been so fortunate to lead, we have basically introduced -- or we have passed legislation with the toughest styrofoam ban in the city. we have passed legislation for our safe medical dispose i can't believe which keeps tons of unused and expired medication out of the bay and landfill. we're getting to zero with waste and in reducing the amount of waste in the black bins and focusing more on
recyclables as well as our green bins, which i know sometimes don't smell very good, but it's saving the planet. and we have passed, after 12 years of fighting cleanpowersf, the single most important thing we can do to combat climate change. san francisco has been an environmental leader all over the country. so this is why i'm so excited about this program and what this will do. it's a greater initiative to trying and make sure, especially in our most vulnerable communities where you know seniors are on a fixed income, where they can't always afford to not only purchase light bulbs on a regular basis, but sometimes they have challenges with replacing those light bulbs. and so i'm really excited for this incredible opportunity to not only make sure that we are providing these free of charge to our most vulnerable
residents, but we are also taking it a step further. and so i know michael lambert is here from the san francisco public library, and so i am really, really excited that the library is our partner in this effort. and as a result of the work done by the department of the environment and the san francisco public library, we are announcing that there will be free light bulbs -- there will be free -- oh, i'm supposed to grab this box. there will be the opportunity for residents of san francisco to pick these up at any public library in san francisco while supplies last. and let me just say this: there is one catch. you've got to have a library card. so sign up, check out a book, return the book, get your light bulb while supplies last. i mean, what -- this is like one of the best things that san
francisco can offer to its residents. the goal is, of course, we want to combat climate change. but more importantly, we want to make sure that these bulbs and access to things like that that are usually typically expensive, that all san franciscans have the benefit of accessing them whether they're able to pay for them or not. and so there are how many libraries in san francisco? >> 28. >> president breed: 28. i know the western addition is one of my favorites. we have one on larkin, our biggest in the city, and main branch and other locate the communities, stop by, use your library card for this great opportunity. and let me just say that these light bulbs make a difference, as debbie mentioned before, because i know mya is an artist, and for ten years didn't have the light that he needed to paint. and so that's one of the
stories i've heard about as a result of the changes in his light bulbs and the briethnegh in his home, he's able to paint again. so i think as someone who ran an art center and understands those kinds of needs, what an amazing change that a light bulb can do in somebody's life, as well as young people. getting young people excited about the opportunity to take these bulbs home to their parents to try and use those. so i just think this is an incredible program. i'm excited about this opportunity. i'm so glad that there's so many people here today, and hopefully, we can get the word out to residents all over san francisco that this is an incredible opportunity. san francisco is a step further in addressing climate change. we will continue to do all we can to address this particular issue with bold, creative initiative that's will continue to allow us to be a leader in the environmental issues throughout the country. so thank you all so much for being here today. [applause].
>> thank you, president breed. that was wonderful, and totally inspires and motivates me to think about what is possible when we have bold leaders like president breed to put us out there and so thso we can be on the cutting edge and continue to move forward. there are many of you out there today that are part of our community story. we partnered with 45 community organizations and city agencies. so would you please raise your hand if you are part of our community of communities and -- so right now, raise your hand. high. oh, wonderful. let's give you -- thank you. thank you for your support and partnership. [applause]. >> and we're at a very special place today, and with a very
special person, as well. don falk of tndc. tndc has been a phenomenal partner, and don and his team have blown me away with not only their commitment to the mission of supplying housing, but their willingness to work with us to help us as a city agency make things even better for their residents. it's truly a partnership, and i think we each elevate each other as we get to know one another, community and government together. the mission of tndc is completely aligned with sustainability and environmental stewardship, and it's understanding the importance of that intersection that is going to enable this planet to heal itself. nothing -- we can have nothing less than an understanding that it's everyone's role to think about these issues day in and day out. and tndc has already installed 2,400 led light bulbs, so they
are -- they are committed, don's staff is committed. so let's welcome don falk. [applause]. >> thank you for that warm introduction, and thank you president breed for your leadership on all of these issues. let me start with a few words about tndc. we're a nonprofit developer, owner, manager, and service provider with over 3600 homes in the tenderloin and throughout san francisco. over 80% of our tenants have incomes under $1,500 a month. in san francisco, under $1500, and nearly 25% entered our housing coming out of homelessness. every day, our staff of 400 people is working with san francisco's most vulnerable and marginalized people. 951 eddy street is former public housing, but under the
leadership of london breed and the late mayor ed lee, tndc now operate these buildings. in this building and next door live 100 seniors and people with disabilities including many medically frail people. in 2012, tndc enters the national better buildings challenges, we we committed to reduce energy consumption in our portfolio by 20% in the following ten years. we are well underway to meet this goal, and the department of the environment has been a critical partner in the work. since 2016, we have converted five properties to 100% led lighting. these five properties represent over 1,000 homes in which with the support of the department of the environment, we installed ov installed those 2400 led bulbs. in support and in partnership with the department of the environment, in 2018 we will
install bulbs in another seven properties. and of course, it's the impact on people of the work that matters most, and it begins with the idea that led bulbs last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, so that saves money for tenants who need every single dollar. every dollar matters. it also reduces maintenance staff hours spent on light bulbs, because think of of these old buildings, because to replace a light bulb here requires two people and a ladder. so it makes the affordable housing more affordable, both for us as operators and fore tenants, and those cost reductions are permanent. and it's important not to overlook that led bulbs are brighter, which is especially important for older people. these bulbs make a daily difference in the quality of life for our tenants. this project delivers all of
that without even talking about the environment. so the project represents the kind of public private partnership that is a win-win-win. financial savings to low income people, better lighting and visibility, and of course a more environmentally responsibly way of operating. and how great to be making this announcement during april, earth month. so before closing, i just want to acknowledge and recognize and encourage you to seek out after our event here three of the people who were instrumental in bringing this about: ruchi, cynthia and paris of tndc staff. on behalf of them and on behalf of all of tndc, we're grateful to the city's support and proud to be of service to our community and stewards of the environment. thank you. [applause]. >> wow. thank you don, thank you, paris, thank you, sin that you,
thank you, ruchi. amazing team at tndc. i want to give a few other shout outs to people who aren't here. cristin from community outside. we have the sfriesk unified school district, and we're working with them to distribute 20,000 of the bulbs, and we're not making it easy on those students. we're making sure they have understanding of what we are giving them. so when they get a box like this, it comes with a curriculum and it comes with a homework assignment. make sure you install this back at home. explain to your parents what a treasure this box is in terms of improving the quality of life at home. so thank you, san francisco unified school district. i also want to mirror president breed thanking the libraries. michael lambert, who is the acting city librarian, and his
staff are phenomenal partners. not only are they allowing us to distribute at their 28 libraries and book mobiles, they're allowing us to store the light bulbs as we figure out how to get them through the city. and i want to say it's not only earth month, but it turns out it's national library week this week, and even more amazing, it is national book mobile day. so when you go down stairs, and you see the book mobile, give the driver a little bit of extra love, because it is national book mobile day, and we are distributing light bulbs in book mobiles, too. and i'm told the theme this year of national library week is libraries lead. and of course i'm sure they spelled that l-e-d. so as president breed said, it's while supplies last. so people, go out, bring your library card and get some wonderful light bulbs. i also want to acknowledge a very important partner to us, and that is pg&e.
the way pg&e came into this story is they issued a challenge to san francisco. they said if you can step up and bring tremendous benefits of energy efficiency to at least 600 businesses in a small amount of time, we will give you a prize, an award. so of course we're competitive people. we took that challenge, and of course, being the overachievers that we are in the san francisco, that 600, we beat that by quite a bit, and we made significant benefits to our businesses -- small and medium sized business community. we are taking that money and putting it back in the community. so there is a tremendous cycle of benefits to the businesses and the benefits to the residents. we're taking that money and we're using it to improve the lives of all san franciscans, so thank you pg&e for that belief in us and for allowing us to prove ourselves again. i want to thank my team, luke and becca, raise your hands.
so they are intrepid passionate, tenacious professionals. the distributors are here, as well, from smith buchols. they are important partners, because not only did we say to them, can you please bring the price way down, we also said, can you please redesign the box because we want to be able to hold it, and then, can you put this image on the box because we want people to be able to know what to do with them. and they said yes, yes, yes, and they were able to do it. i want to truly thank our president london breed, for her
belief in and inspiration in o department. i want to thank tndc and all the organizations who made this a reality. our future is brighter with led's. thank you for joining us today. [applause]. job. >> my name is heather i'm an society engineer start as an interim about the knowing that and after completed my
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. >> good morning and welcome to the san francisco planning commission and building inspection commission joint hearing for thursday, april 12, 2018. i will remind members of the public that the commissions do not tolerate outbursts of any kind. please silence your mobile devices that may sound off during these proceedings, and when speaking to the commissions, if you care to, state your name for the record. i will take roll for the planning commission. [ roll call. ] >> and for the building inspection