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building a whole new neighborhood, not all of the amenities are yet going to be there when the yerba buena island side is finished, but hopefully, together with treasure island development authority and u.s. the private developer, we will be able to build out the whole community. thank you for your update today. >> so -- >> thank you. first of all, i really appreciate the sensitivity and trying to preserve the hilltop views, that is definitely a long-term public goods that we would be very interested in preserving, and also in the design sensitivity around stepping retaining walls and minimizing them, and making sure it is a pleasant environment, sort of a related question about the street design, i recall that
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there are minimum sidewalk dimensions as part of this, i'm wondering whether or not that is fully complied with for this part of the developments because of the limitations around the turning radius that you had mentioned. >> yes. so we are 100% compliance with the design for development. i can tell you that. on the private drives, typically we have on one for instance, we have a sidewalk and pedestrian zone on one side of the street, and then the driveway entry on the other for safety so that we have a beautiful pedestrian experience without people having to worry about cars backing in and out of their driveways. it also allows us to provide more landscaping along the street to do that. we are calling in as many street trees as we can. we will have, you know, again, all along the retaining wall, we
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will have planting beds, vines growing on the walls, trees, we are really putting a lot of effort into the landscape, especially, feeling that that will make the islands. >> can you remind me how wide is the minimum sidewalk here? >> i will have to double check. it says -- i don't know if it is 4 feet or 5 feet, but on the private drives, we are either four or 5 feet. i know we are 8 feet at the podium entry where we anticipate a bit more foot traffic, and the roadways are 22 feet wide, typically on the private drives, and i will have to look at the public streets. >> and i thank you already said this, but just to confirm, the clubhouse is intended to be accessed by everyone of the occupants including the midrise tower, right? >> absolutely. we have shared amenities in both
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the clubhouse and the podium, so everyone living on yerba buena will have the opportunity to utilize both. >> okay. given the nature and well-thought-out amounts of amenities, i do still have some concerns around the resulting h.o.a. fees for the b.m.r. residents. i would just encourage you to hopefully be able to provide at least a heads up to our consultant on the islands so that they can help the residents plan for that expense, and then, you curious about the rendering, or the perspective that you provided demonstrating that there would be of use preserve from hilltop. i'm just wondering where that point is taken from. >> as a follow-up, let me pull the diagrams from their design for development and i will send them to you. essentially, it is at the
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highest point on hilltop park in the middle of the hilltop park. that is the viewpoint. >> i think that my concern and main question here is really, is there anywhere on hilltop park where the views would be obstructed. >> nowhere. >> thank you. >> absolutely. >> any more questions? it is very interesting, back to the spa, jim, it is very interesting, so you have the women separate and then you have the men's, right? >> yes. >> for the shower and the locker rooms are separate. >> sometimes i get it and sometimes it is the trend, it is very interesting. i was counting the number of those restaurants, for what we have established here at this committee here, is that in all
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the facilities throughout, the development of yerba buena and treasure island, we are inkling towards making sure that we have enough, more restrooms for female gender than any of the male, so we want to be consistent with that. treasure island and yerba buena development wants to set that precedent for development in san francisco. if you go to the mainland or wherever, there is a huge need to have those amenities. >> absolutely. >> bear that in mind. okay. any questions from the audience? seeing none, again, i think this is moving forwards. i appreciate you today to give us this updates. thank you. thing on the agenda, please.
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>> item five, step phase i application amendment for yerba buena island park. >> martin wiggins, we will present on this, and we have copies of the sub phase application booklets. i forgot to bring from the office this morning but i will forward them to all of the board members. >> okay. , thank you. >> good morning, members of the committee. i'm here to provide an update on the amendment to sub phase one, and this is the some phase application. the revisions to the sub phase application pertained to several of the parks, so i will run through what those revisions are . excuse me. just an overview of the park
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system, i think everyone is familiar with hilltop park. taking the western and eastern peaks and turning it into public space as a park. there is also wrapping around the edges of the island trail system, which i will talk more about. there is the beach parked towards the northern tip, is this a pointer, too? there we go. i'm right-handed, but i'm trying to point at beach park up at the top, and then there is, within the trail system, a dog park around here. said there have been revisions to hilltop park to the location and design of the dog park, and to a stair at beach park, and lastly there have been developments of the trail system that were not originally included in the application and have now been developed. so those will be the four revisions that i will run
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through. starting with hilltop park, the revisions to the design here, the main one i will point out is the east hilltop, it used to have a loop road, so there was a vehicular access up to the peak, a parking area, and a drive back down. as the adjacent parcel was being developed, the grading of the road had to change, and so the grading was depressed down, and so this drive became a too steep to comply with regulations, so it has been turned -- change to a turnaround right here. that resulted in a redesign of the eastern hilltop to respond to that circular geometry, because there's also a circular existing water tank and what -- and one of the goals of the landscape architect is to
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register some of the history of the site. they change this into a round shape to further reflect that history and to use as the water tank, and so they have taken the opportunity to create a promenade along the edge to further allow people to take in the views. one other changes that the dog park used to be located in about this area near the intersection of signal road and yerba buena island drive, as the design was developed, we found it was a very steep hillside, and it was a bit challenging to place the dog park there, so it has been relocated across the way to the north, and i will show you some details of that design. one other change is that we used to have several layers of pathways, so you might have two or three different ways to move
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through the park, and we have received feedback from s.f. department of the environment, reminding us that excessive hardscape areas are somewhat incompatible with habitat preservation and creation, so we taken the opportunity to pare back some of the hardscape paving, and have more habitat areas. those are the remaining revisions and i will run through some renderings now. this is a view looking to the east of the western hilltop, so you can see the sculpture that will be located here, it is quite striking. really not too much has changed over here. i think we have refined the design of the elevated walkway, but i think it will be a rather dramatic experience from the saddle area where there is a shuttle drop-off to ascend up
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to the remnants of the water tank here, and i think it will have a mount olympus feel when you arrive up there and get those views. this is back at the east hilltop, so what was a rectangular plaza has now been turned to circular, and this is that perimeter walkway and promenade that is now there. and this is the adjacent smaller overlook next to that. it is directly above the bay bridge, so there are the views. i will move next to beach park. at beach park, the design of the landscape around this area has not changed in a notable way, however, the old design contemplated keeping the
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existing stair from this upper terrace down to the beach, and what we found is that stair is not compliant and is a challenge to rehabilitate, and so we are proposing to provide a new air, wider, and more compliant stairway. so this is a view from the beach looking up. they would be several intermediate landing points to provide an opportunity to rest and look at the views, and then a wood decking with a wood cladding on the railing here, which i think helps to blend into the hillside a bit more, it is not just a steel and concrete stairway. next, the trail system has been developed, and as you can hopefully see in yellow and blue, the trails course throughout the island, doing their best to work with the topography, and provide a
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multitude of routes. the trails are all going to be compacted earth, with minimal other improvements, ice so i think it is akin to trails you might see at the presidio going along the cliffs they are, or in other areas where you are traversing steep topography, so there will be some cable guardrails or curbs where they are needed, and otherwise a pretty minimal trail system, and there is also a substantial plan for native habitat restoration as some of these areas will be going through areas that were previously roadways, so the relocated mccullough drive will be taking the opportunity to try and establish native habitat and those disturbed areas. my apologies, it is tough to see on the screen, but there are several trails that we have identified. there's the hilltop loop, which runs you just around the high point of the island, there is a
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stair trail that runs you through some of the private parcels that sarah was talking about, and that is a real exercise right there to go up and down the stairs, and then there is the islands loop in yellow, which takes a wider route up to the top of the islands, and then back down on the south, and we have the potential of a virtual out to torpedo point. along the way, there will be moments to pause and look at some unique views, and so this is one along the western side of the trails where there will be a clearing and some simple rustic seating and abuse back to the city, with that, i will jump into the dog park. this is the new location of the dog park. is a little bit of a flatter area. we still have some grades change, what it provides the
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ability to have a bigger and longer area for dogs to run. so you will enter from yerba buena island road on the south. this is next to some parallel parking brake here. go through the double gate, there will be doggy bags and a water fountain with dog and human level water, and then you can move around a slope to walk her down some stairs to a lower plaza with seating, and then the larger triangular area is the dog run which will be gravel, but will have under drains in it to help clear out the dog waste, and also irrigation couplers to help spray down and clean it. there's a few scrambles of boulders, so we found a lot of boulders while excavating for road construction on the island , so we have saved those boulders and plan to reintegrate them into the site.
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and the planting here is minimal. there's a few trees for shade, but then the rest of the planting is outside of the fencing, just because the plants have a tough time looking good and doing well in a dog run. here is just a view of what you would see if you were inside. we do have one low retaining wall, the gravel dog run, the boulder scrambles with trees embedded in them, and with that i was going to give an update on the schedules. so the dog park, we are at 100% design development level right now at the sub phase level, we would like to move directly into construction documents later this year. and then obtain our permit around the end of the year and start construction, and hopefully the dog park would be open summer of 2020. we would like to go as fast as
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we can and start open up some of these spaces. the beach park, similarly, we are looking to move into construction documents. we may pause on the permit here because we have limited access to the site in 2020 while the causeway geotechnical work is being done, so we may not be able to start construction until the beginning of 2021, it is clicked on here, but it is about, hopefully about eight months construction. the summer and fall of 2021 we would hope the beach park would be open, and last -- is it last sorry, i'm going to go back. the dog park schedule is also the trails schedule. we would hope to start work on those soon. lastly, hilltop park, we are moving into c.d. right now, hoping for an approval of the sub phase amendment soon, and
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then we would be going in for permits later this year, and ideally would break ground january 2020, and to be open in july of 2020, with at the eastern hilltop, and on the western hilltop, if it can go at the same time, it will. we may have some logistics issues with the building of the road that wraps around the park they need to be down and out of the way, and so the western hilltop maybe a few months behind, but if we can work out the logistics, we would get them both built in early 2020 and open in the summer. that is it. i will take any questions. >> okay. i hope you feel better, you struggle through, but the content was excellent. again, we are moving forward with the use of applications. just a general observation here , and we have said this before, you know, the diversity , it is extremely a
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very important. let's try to be sensitive when we look at some of these figures and the plans, and also that's. let's make sure it is reflective of just about everybody. we see a lot of people that may not be here and they're looking at all of this, in san francisco now, because we don't need to argue for that, is that whatever we come out, it is a city that is diverse. i want to be able to look at this presentation, because then it really shows who we are planning for it, so this is very great. i am going to open up for the commissioners to comment, and then we will go back to the schedule. >> thank you. as i've said before, the most important part of this whole project on treasure island is the public realm, and the space in the parks, it is very gratifying to see these plans come about.
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i have a question or two, but then i would like to make some comments as well. the dog park, it is for dogs, so it is wonderful that you are providing a dog park, and i think that was something which was also requested by some of the residents in treasure island, but what about a children's playground? have we forgotten all about children in the parks? i don't see any place specifically for children, and given that you are going to have some units which are three and four bedrooms, surely there will be some families living on yerba buena island. what is the thinking behind that? >> there's plans for several children's playground spaces on treasure island. on yerba buena island, and i wasn't here at the time, but i think there is some high-level
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potential incongruities with the public trust and making sure that we have a regional destination for everyone, often times playgrounds can be interpreted as a local feature, or benefit for the local community, and so early on, there may have been, at high-level, if you'd incompatibility there. i think this opportunities for interpretive elements, maybe not a traditional quote unquote playground, but opportunities with some of the salvaged and found elements here for there to be interpretive play. >> -- >> there is not an actual playground planned on yerba buena island right now. >> i certainly would urge you to look at how children would use this open space at yerba buena island. not just for the families who are living there, but also as a
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place where people can come to, and certainly i know when my children were young, we went to different parts of san francisco to experience those parks, and certainly, maybe through art, maybe as you say through interpretive materials, you could design things which are able to allow children to climb or to explore, so i would like to ask you, and to ask your superstar landscape architect to look at that issue , and if it's not just playground -- playgrounds don't have to be just play structures , you know, it can be in many different forms, but he certainly would like for you to look at that as an amenity for the people who are living right on yerba buena island but also for others who maybe coming.
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>> absolutely. >> i would just say that overall, the plans that you have for the parks is actually quite superb. the hilltop park, and especially with the sculpture, is going to be really a destination for people to come, and particularly during the time of the solstice when that sculpture is going to have a shadow that will fall and will be marked in stone, i think that is going to become certainly a gathering place during the solstice, and the other thing is that i was just recently on clipper cove as part of the blitz information gathering that the academy of sciences and our authority sponsored, and what a wonderful , wonderful amenity that is.
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it's very protected cove, the beach, and the native habitat that is there, so very happy to see that you are providing access to that cove through a series of stairways and trails. i think that's really very important, and finally, i would like to say that the trails are one of the wonderful aspects of san francisco when you think of the trails such as lands and, but also all the staircases that are sprinkled throughout san francisco. this will fall right into that pattern, which is so special to our city, which you don't find elsewhere, so i'm really happy to see that you are considering the trails and considering ways in which people can explore the native habitat that is there and go from the beachside up all the way to the summit of the hill.
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thank you very much for that. >> thank you. just to follow back on the children's playground, one of the takeaways of the educational tour to brooklyn park, and to dominion park, they had a children's playground there. we have so much diversity of those in fact that there were some that we identify with kids -- those are the kind of things we would like to maximize for treasure island and yerba buena island. i think -- i don't care what city you are, it brings families together, and we just wanted to make sure that the islands also are very welcoming there will be a lot of children coming from the mainland and those who live there who want to have fun. wherever you have children, you'll attract adults, so i want to accentuate that because that was one of the takeaways
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from our visit to new york. do we have the schedule for the police and the fire? what we're doing right now is that all of these other entities, because we know things are going to be coming online very soon, 2021. what is the schedule for all of these other agencies, the police, and the fire department to submit their work. can we bring them back here so they can tell us where they are ? >> the fire station, as you know, we have a fully staffed fire station on the island today. they anticipate continuing to operate that facility until the new police and fire station is constructed. i will reconfirm the timeline for that to be delivered. we have had meetings, and we
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need to have follow-up conversations with police operations on how they may ramp up staffing between now and the time that the new police station is constructed. >> yeah, and i think it's important. let's tell them, you know, the fire department, and i know sometimes have their own opinion on the agenda that may preempt building, but let's give this information to them now and see where they are so we can start moving everybody along at the same pace. [please stand by]
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>> chairwoman: thank you very much. are there anymore comments?
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again, nice to see you, sir, and see you again. >> item number six, fiscal year 2019/2020 budget. >> so, directors, you have our draft -- current draft of our budget documents with you. >> i do have mine with me, but i looked at it last night, and i have questions. >> there are copies there with the power point today as well. okay. okay. thank you. >> just kind of recapping what we discussed at our
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march meeting, our currents fiscal year revenues will be less than projected. our commercial revenues were a little under projections this year, which is unusual for us. for the past several years, commercial revenues have exceeded projections. but we had a vacancy in hangar three for a good part of the year. the net residential income will be a little bit below estimates, although, we recently had a resolution of an issue, a question with the assessor recorder's office on participatory property tax assessment that is going to allow the release of some funds that are being held in reserve. our expenditures will be within budget, but total
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expenses will exceed current fiscal year revenues, which was anticipated in our budget for 2019, fiscal year 2019. but we will be drawing upon prior year reserves to balance current year budget, and so there won't be a payment necessary from ticb, to balance the current fiscal year budget. for next fiscal year, we have a total budget of roughly $17.5 million. 44% is for city agency costs or consultant services. we're projecting our next year's revenues flat from current year revenues. anticipating that although we were under our current year projections, both commercial and residential
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should rebound somewhat next year to stay close to our current fiscal year '19 projections. we are anticipating, though, that next year we will exhaust our prior year fund balances, and so this year -- next year's budget does include a payment from ticd, up to $4.3 million to balance revenues and expenses. the d.d.a. provides that for up -- for the earlier years of the program, when our revenues exceeded expenses, that tida would save those funds for those years where expenses exceeded revenues, and then draw upon those and then beyond that time, ticd will be responsible
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for balancing our budget at year-end. i mentioned above that 44% of our budget are for development-related expenses, and unlike other programs where the developer pays public works directly or public utilities directly for their support of the development activities, here those costs are flowing through our budget. some of the highlights -- other highlights for fiscal year 19/20, in terms of increases, we have an increase in funding to tima, and local match for the hillcrest southgate project that is expected to begin construction in the fall. we are adding two additional positions for tida's staff that we anticipate to help augment the development program support.
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as well as we have a -- we had the presentation at the march i.t. c. on period two, and so those maintenance costs for period two are also in next year's budget, and they're offset by reimbursements from bata. approximately $2.1 million, most significantly the arts submission work order. we're not decreasing the commitment to the arts program, but because the work last year -- this current fiscal year did not precede as quickly as anticipated. our appropriations from this current fiscal year will fund projected expenses through next fiscal year. and then we are also eliminating one onsite employee through the
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department of public works, which will leave us with two full-time public works employees on the island. and then we also had been repaying, over a 10-year period, a debt in accrued utility service charges from p.u.c., and that repayment will be completed this year. i also wanted to highlight all of the programs that are funded through our budget, in whole or in part, that serve the community on the island. our support of one treasure island and all of the programs that they provide, operating the ship-shape, and other programs. the operation of the ymca, which has freed island residents, and opportunities for island youth to participate in the boys and girls club
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camp mendocino program. as well as our island programs that are operated out of the ymca. we also support catholic charities organization of the child care facility on the island, maintaining the facility and providing an operating subsidy to that program. we have a work order with d.p.h. for the on-island clinic services they provide, as well as residential neighborhood improvements we've done over the last few years in partnership with john stewart company, manager of the villages, the improvements to the playground at ninth and avenue of the palms, and a garden project that we're undertaking now, and we'll be having an opening for on earth day. as well as all of the traffic management during fleet week, fourth of
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july, and new year's eve, and we support via work orders with the department of traffic. in aggregate, these services are well in excess of a million dollars each year. and i think bears highlighting. next steps in the budget preparation process, we continue to work with the mayor's office and g.s.a. finance to finalize the proposed budget, refining interdepartmental work orders and expense estimates, and we'll bring a final budget to the tida board next month for approval. the mayor submits her budget to the board of supervisors on june 1st, and over the month of june, the board holds hearings prior to adopting a final budget.
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i'd be happy to take any questions that you have. >> yes. thank you, bob, for that. i was looking at this yesterday, and i know you're -- and i guess the process is the budget goes to the board of supervisors, hypothetically, and then they can still make the final reduction of cart or whatever. sometimes you don't get everything you put in there. is that the philosophy here? >> yeah. our budget tends not to base a lot of cuts or additions by the board of supervisors -- >> because they know we don't have -- you know, we are tiny. >> because of the d.d.a. agreements and the e.d.c.a., our funds are limited. all of the revenues are required to go back into the maintenance of the island and to the future
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development, and we don't receive any general fund support. so if there were general fund dollars involved, or if revenues from our programs could be directed to the general fund, that tends to be where more of the adjustments that the board of supervisors have made. >> we're going to have to be looking for grants. again, i'm glad in this budget we have provisions for two additional staff, which is great because we know we are going to be increasing on that. but i was also looking at the job, the pre-apprenticeship. those two items, the city of san francisco are across the department. not only are we realizing at-risk youth, and using it to provide jobs for them on the island, more than any other project in this city, we're also
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contributing to the shortage of workforce. and everywhere i go -- and i've been attending meetings for the last month, where that is a consistent message coming from the mayor and everybody down there, that they would look the board of supervisors to see and increase and want us to keep doing that because now we're supplying labor. we're providing opportunities. the mayor is calling in equity. and the workforce. so this budget here for me on that is timely. we're going to have to augment that so we can have this outgoing artist one of the most successful anywhere in the city. so we're helping to reduce recidivism, number one. and we're providing job opportunities, number two. and we're providing training, number three. and so we're doing everything. so all of this other development out there, even in the mainland now,
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we're in a position when they're coming on line, a lot of them, that we can move some of these people. the idea here is to be having it being so successful. since we are building the infrastructure now. that budget down there -- i was thinking that i would like to have some meat in all of that. and then to find ways how we're going to alleviate the grant. a lot of the agencies who are not doing anything, as much as we are doing -- they have all this loot, and all of these other opportunities, too. so let's look at grants and let's try to justify that. if we justify that in a budget and it gets to city hall, we're in a position to our supervisors, and even the mayor, to be in line with what everybody else is doing, and say, hey, this is what we need. and we will have established that base line and we move forward.
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because every agency, they're all doing that now. again, i've been attending all of these meetings in which the messages are, i ee more and more and more of that.ore we get people from homelessness, we get them out into the mainstream. it will cost us less once we're able to provide them with the skills. and so that's the thing that i've found. so we need to revisit that budget. commissioner light? >> thanks, bob, for sharing this. i have a couple of questions. so under, i guess, section "b" of the budget, the proposed budget, what is defined as "development professional services"? >> it's a -- the detail is included there. so we've tried to segregate the professional services that are provided either under contract to -- we have langon
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engineering and -- we have two contracts with langon engineering and one with acom, which are oncall services. so when we've needed to do storm water studies or other work in support of the development program, we've utilized those contracts. and the second contract with langon is for their input on the environmental program. and their review of all of the navy reports. >> okay. and i do see that you've provided a fiscal year '19/'20, and also a '20/'21, over all, and i'm just wondering for this category of expense,
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particularly around relocation consulting services, whether or not we should anticipate for a larger increase. >> right now we're working with the b.u.r.s. on a work plan we expect to be relatively stable. this next year we're going to do work to try to get people pre-qualified, and that following year would be really trying to get those people in a position where they would be able to purchase an affordable unit or be placed into an affordable unit. and then at the -- really, i think it will be the fiscal year '22 when the plow share's building comes on line and some of the first projects -- ticd projects that are
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continued on treasure island, and they'll have inclusionary for-rent units, and we'll probably see another uptake in our relocation support. >> yeah, because i think -- and i don't want to get into the details of what awrs is doing, but it seems like from very recent feedback from the community, it certainly sounds like we should be, perhaps, in cresting i investinn more outreach to the community because there were a lot of comments at the last hearing about how even for members of the community that pay close attention, they still felt like they didn't understand their rights and the process. in fact, over the weekend, i was on the island, and i met a mom, that she is the single -- she is the full breadwinner for the family with six kids, and she doesn't have time to attend any of these meetings or outreach
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programs, where she has to take time off to go and attend. so i just feel like this might be the time to revisit whether or not we should be expanding the outreach component even more. because we're obviously not reaching everybody at this point. so that's my comment there. and then followup questions similar to what linlinda had just discussed about the additional employees. can you remind us again what those two job functions will be, the two new positions? >> one will be a basic licensed engineer, architect level, support of design reviews and construction services. the second would be an additional manager position, working on some of the development compliance, and as we move to an operating agency, some of the -- with the new parks and other
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facilities coming on line, so it will be a broad support across all of our development areas of work. >> okay. i think i've heard some feedback that the permitting process coordination with various other city entities particularly, perhaps the p.u.c., could sometimes use a little more coordination help from tida staff. is there anything in the budget that we need to look at increasing to make sure that we provide that coordination and service? because obviously the infrastructure is very critical to just getting the entire island ready. that seems like an important thing for us to look at. >> yeah. that is part of that manager position that i mentioned. >> oh, okay. >> that is, you know -- right now on the development side, we have
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myself, liz hershwaren, and this will allow more focus in supporting, as you mentioned, that review and approval of the permit sets -- is one of our main goals because that's what keeps everything else moving. and so that -- i'll be talking a little later about this current subphase application, but we're expecting that subphase application to come in may. and one of our big goals for the next year is to make sure that we meet the standards set forth by the mayor's executive director, under mayor lee, which is to go from submission of that permit set to final maps and permits within a nine-month window. and by comparison, for a lot of reasons, not
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shortage of tida staff, but for a lot of reasons the initial subphase applications, it took three years to go from initial permit submittal to final permits and mans. maps. so doing that in nine months will be a big improvement. >> yeah, it certainly sounds like it. thank you for the clarification. it is helpful to know that that management position is not just for c.a. or construction administration, but also pre-construction -- >> absolutely. >> and then, you know, my understanding is that i think the feedback is consistent that the assistance is perhaps not necessarily within tida's staff structure itself, but perhaps just coordination and motivating other after seeagenciesto work along our timeline. is there any benefit in perhaps including a budget for work orders from p.u.c., or other agencies, so we could provide
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additional resources to help them help us? >> yeah. those are under section "c," the interdepartment -- i'm sorry, exhibit "c," which is number two there. our services with public works is -- >> do you mean under "operations" -- >> no. under b3, we have our engineering work order with d.p.w., which is almost $900,000, and three-quarters of a million dollars with p.u.c. and those are for development-related activities and reviews. >> okay. >> but -- and we are having conversations with them, you know, to make sure they have the resources available to make -- to conduct timely reviews. >> okay. great. i apologize, i don't seem
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to be seeing this right now, but what is our current year's budget for b2 and b3? is that listed somewhere in the exhibit? >> for for -- yeah. in exhibit "c," it's three-quarters, the amount for the city attorney's office and engineering support are the same as the current fiscal year. >> okay. >> we have budgeted the last couple of years at that level, and they have not fully expended the work order, so we haven't increased it this fiscal year. but we do expect their costs to continue to grow. but in the past couple fiscal years they haven't fully expended the work order. >> and how much of that budget have we historically been expending? >> i want to say the city attorney's costs have run around $600,000. and public works costs
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have run about the same level, maybe a little higher. >> so maybe three-quarters of the way -- >> yeah. >> thank you. >> thank you. and we're going to need a lot of the attorneys now that we're getting into issues, questions regarding the d.d.a. and all decisions that were made pertinent to the e.r., to the certification of, you know, the island's development. and also post-legal process that we had to go through, the supreme court and all of that. so i would suggest that even from now on in some of the meetings, that we invite the attorneys to hear, so they can start asking these questions for the public. commissioner? >> thank you. just a couple of quick questions. i guess there is nothing in the d.d.a., or our operating rules thanks for beinrules thatprevents us from g
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additional city money, whether it is general fund money or add-back from the supervisor's district. >> yeah, there is nothing that would prohibit that. if there was a specific initiative that the supervisor wanted to fund -- i'll just say an after-school program, although we already have one, but if there is a specific need that the supervisor wanted to advocate for through the add-back process, there is nothing that would prohibit that. >> great. you set me up for my next question: in your opinion, was there any project or any area that you would have like to have seen additional resources available to either bolster it or to do something on the island maybe that we didn't do because we didn't have the money? >> um...well, there is always more you can do in a number of areas.
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director richardson mentioned the job training program that we've been doing in partnership with one treasure island. i think that's -- although it's not necessarily high visibility, it certainly, i think, in the bigger picture, is one of the most impactful things that we've been doing. so, you know, more of that. the residents would always like more amenities or improvements in the residential neighborhood. so that there is always more that we could be doing. but we've tried incrementally, over the last several years, to continue to expand what we've been doing on the island. >> great. thank you. >> mr. beck, i'm concerned here in that the current
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fiscal revenues are less than than what we had projected. and that we will be, this year, anticipating that we will exhaust our fund balance that we have in order to meet and balance our budget. my concern is, you know, if we take basically the fund balance, which is our reserve for this year, have we projected what is going to happen maybe and the next year, or do we do a five-year planning exercise? because where will the funds come from for any gaps in future years, since we will have exhausted our fund balance? >> yeah. under the terms of the d.d.a., ticd is obligated to make us whole as we move forward. so even as our revenues continue to drop -- for instance, two of our
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larger revenue locations are hangars two and three. as those are taken from our leasing program and turned over to, you know, the new grocery store and other services, if there is a drop in revenue associated with that or a period of time where we're without revenue because space is being rehabilitated, those gaps in revenue will be made up by ticd. so the structure of our agreement on treasure island is that tida takes all of our commercial revenues, and we use that to support not only island operations, but development-related activities, like the costs of p.u.c. and public works. that would have otherwise been borne directly by
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ticd. in the later years of the program where our revenues no longer cover expenses, then ticd is obligated to make up that delta. but it probably would be a useful exercise -- and we've had some, you know, internal conversations about -- for instance, we have many storage companies on the island, and at certain point we're going to need space for construction staging and contractor staging, and we may need to shed some of those commercial tenants. so we've looked at how that might occur over time. but we haven't necessarily translated that into the revenue picture. and we could go through that exercise, looking at how our particularily commercial revenues would be expected to decrease over time. >> i think it would be
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helpful, mr. beck, since we have some new board members as well, to do an overview, a comprehensive overview of the financing for the island. and the future development of parks, and open space has to be maintained. it is all coming from some part -- one part. and what we use for some items may mean that that is less for others. it would be helpful, i think, for the board to understand the thinking behind the overall financing for the project on the island. so that we can be judicious in the way that we allocate those funds. >> i will do that. >> thank you. >> and treasure island,ye
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island,yerba buena, and we have city and county residents -- even though we have all of these restrictions on the funding, with the developer, putting in certain times, but we look at the timeline of the development now, and we know either we're celebrating to get there, or certain things are not going to happen. back to the san francisco responsibility, also since we're dealing with san francisco residents, and, again, passionately looking at the calendar and looking at the needs of the those island residents tha that, as much as we can, commit as much research that the city is providing for the san francisco residents, the better we are. i attended a board of
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supervisors' meetings all of the time. and they get grants. and folks have come forward to say, hey, this is where. and so when they get the grants and they look forward and they might remember this project that they heard about, about nine months ago, whatever, those people come up and get the money, a lot of the non-profits. so what i'm saying is, where we know we have the opportunities, let's justify that right now so they know we have these needs. they are very impressed by the job training on the island, and a lot of the resources that we are doing here -- they are thinking about it. so when it comes to the budgeting, let us put it in down there. and i also agree with commissioner shan, having a broader picture of the financing, this is the time to be doing that right now. because every year the city has their mandates and their goals. and we'r.and we're in devel, and we're doing this in phases. t d