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. >> i will call to order this meeting of the m.t.a. board of directors. clerk, call the roll. [roll call] >> clerk: mr. chair, directors, you have a quorum. >> clerk: on three, prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting, please be advised that the use of cell phones, pagers, and other sound devices are
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prohibited. the board respectfully requests that you turn them off. minutes of the february 4 regular meeting, mr. chair, i've not received a request from the member of the public to address you. >> is mr. kennedy coming back? >> clerk: yes. >> so board members, unless there's a question, i'll entertain a motion to approve. >> so moved. >> second. >> okay. all those in favor? opposed? item 5, miss boomer. >> clerk: item 5, communications. >> board members, any new or unfinished business? >> clerk: director's report. director tumlin? how are you?
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>> i'm still great, and i'm litt still loving about 80% of my job. >> 20% in three months. >> good afternoon, directors. so last week, san francisco was called to testify in congress at the house energy and commerce subcommittee. they're hosting a forum on autonomous vehicles and pending litigation. san francisco was called to testify, and i spoke covering a couple of critical topics related to the pending legislation, including asking that we put safety first, including having event data recorders board all autonomous vehicles that preserve data both before and after the crash and investment in a national safety incident database that could hold that information and allow that information to be analyzed to inform future policy choices around au
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autonomous vehicle. also, that the legislation not preempt state and federal governments from learning from our own experience, particularly here in san francisco, which we believe has far more autonomous tevehicle testing on our streets than any other city. we want to make sure that california and san francisco from the ability to regulate a.v.s based upon the latest safety regulation and not have to wait for congress to do so. we will continue to work with california for regulations around autonomous video and
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ride share. and enrique, why don't you cue that up. this is enrique from our communications team. there we go. so we're making a variety of changing in order to the 23 in order to deal with construction that's happening at the southeast treatment plant that is being constructed on gerald street. we'll be changing the schedules of the express buses that serve the richmond district. we're adding bigger buses to the 7 haight in order to accommodate growing ridership on that line. we're also making some significant improvements to the
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very early weekend service, particularly the k, j, and m lines so that we'll provide one seat rides via bus between when the owl service stops and the full service subway opens in the morning, adding a lot of convenience to our riders who travel early in the morning and on the weekends. see how much better that is? and it's like you can play pac-man on the way to work. >> they really seem to be flying down market street. >> i'm glad you noticed that. you can get additional details by going to we have another video for you, as well. can we cue that video up, and this one really helps -- it
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needs sound. so one of our members of our capital projects and grant team worked with staff to create a tribute video featuring charlotte down and mary ellen present -- do we have sound? we're still working on the sound. the video is amazing in that it -- it features two san francisco women who, in the 1860s, sued to the california supreme court to win the right for everyone to be able to access public transportation throughout california in the 1860s. and can we -- have we memorized
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the lyrics? we may need to do our own sing-along. maybe not. well, we will be sure to -- oh, there we go. >> but on this day, charlotte bravely responded and said no. she says we had a right to ride and had no intention of leaving the car. instead of seeing charlotte as a paying customer, the company forceably removed her and her fathher -- her and from the car. she and her father filed a
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lawsuit against the company. on october 8, 1865, a judge called the practice a relic of barbarism. mary ellen pleasant attacked racial discrimination in san francisco as she began a series of lawsuits seeking prohibition of black laws.
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in 1893, street car segregation was officially outlawed on street cars in california legislation. thank you to our local san francisco activists for pioneering racial equity in transportation. this information was delivered to you by the san francisco municipal transportation agency. the sfmta is recognizing black history in the bay. [♪]
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[applause] >> this was done all in house? >> this was done all in house,
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yes. >> i like the way you got yourself a credit there. well done. >> so this video will also be featured at our black and african american working groups big event celebrating black history month next tuesday, where mayor london breed will be coming along with the chief of staff. we're very proud to feature charlotte brown and mary ellen pleasant, who are two san francisco heros. also last week, we held our first conference call, kind of a work in progress, where we had updated the progress on the sfmta. we had some skype and e-mail in advance, and it's likely something we will continue doing in order to help us track the cultural change that we're
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tracking at the agency. and then finally, i wanted to add that we are going to be upgrading the church street station outbound elevator starting the first week of march. the elevator will be closed in the outbound direction for about three months while the work is being done, so there'll be inbound accessibility for outbound service to direct riders to the parallel lines. it'll make the elevators more reliable and also add a level of security. that is the end of my report. >> wonderful. thank you very much. is there any public comment on director tomlin's report. >> clerk: no one has turned in a speaker card, and i don't see anyone making their way to the
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microphone. >> okay. public comment is closed. directors, any comment or questions for director tomlin? okay. am i having some kind of cool post holiday weekend dream or is this going smoothly? >> it's a rich presentation. >> all right. thank you, director tomlin. >> clerk: citizen's advisory council report. >> is mr. weaver here? he is. mr. weaver, welcome back. thank you for your continued service. the floor is yours. >> thank you. i'm here to make a few observations on our february meeting. first thing i have to say is it was the most comprehensive and long lasting and difficult to listen through the whole thing,
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but amazing financial report from the agency. it's amazing what -- all the things that come into making financial decisions at a public agency like this. we also passed a motion on the bayview community transportation plan. sfmtacac encourages the board to adopt the public transportation plan. what we liked about this plan most is the involvement of the community and the result, apparently, is something that makes everyone involved very pleased, so we like to see plans like that go on in the agency all the time. thank you. >> thank you very much. okay. any public comment on the citizens advisory report?
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no cards? >> clerk: no, mr. chair. >> okay. directors, any questions for mr. weaver? wonderful. thank you for giving us that feedback, and i hope you'll talk to the folks that gave us that presentation, although i think they are, and i see them smiling, too. okay. onto item 9. >> item 9, this is an opportunity for members of the public to address the sfmta board of directors on matters that are within the board's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. one of the concerns raised by s.f. muni management in presentations that i have seen have been around the overall decrease in the level of the users of the system. one of the reasons is the system is simply not safe. my wife would rather use uber
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to get to work rather than risk her life getting on and off a station. for her, russian roulette is not something she'd like to play. many of you might remember a book that ralph nader wrote called "unsafe at any speed," and because of that book, the u.s. rewrote laws on transportation. after having had multiple and successful meetings with gordon mar, district 4 supervisor, jeffrey, having received advice from the mayor's office directly on two separate occasions which are very supportive, and the number of speeches that i have made at the san francisco chamber of commerce, i fully believe it's
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time for your organization and this board to completely reactivate the muni forward proposal first suggested by your wonderful team in 2014. therefore, i will conclude by asking for a budget allocation of between $100 million and $800 million for the creation of a 21 century, fully auto mated system in the outer sunset. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> i'm harold finley and have now completed the trifecta of traffic violence, driver violence. driver hit me with his car when i was riding my bike. a driver has hit me with their car when i was on foot, and two months ago about, a driver got out of his car, ran the half a
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block, sucker punched me in the face from behind, knocked me to the sidewalk, blood everywhere. i got up and ran after him. he jumped in his car, squealed away. i hope the police can catch him, but in a sense, i don't blame him. he was behaving the way the streets are designed. our streets tell drivers they're more important than anybody. our streets tell right-of-way for everybody are just objectio directions not to be taken seriously. our streets tell our drivers that if anybody gets in their way, questions them, it's a level of insult, that whatever level of violence they choose to use, whatever tools they choose to use, if it's their
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cars, their fists, whatever. i know you inherited from your predecessors, an antisocial and hostile environment, but you shouldn't be inheriting and furthering that. you're better than that. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> good afternoon, directors. can i have the overhead, please? i'm making this comment on behalf of a friend who can't be here because people have jobs, and it's 1:00 p.m. on tuesday. so in their words, sidewalks are roads for humans, for transportation and recreation, for the abled and disabled, for strollers and pedestrians.
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when this is not the case, parking control officers are tasked with delivering their sidewalks, defending sidewalks against vehicle owners who have left their car on a sidewalk. no person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle on any portion of a sidewalk or with the body of the vehicle extending over any portion of a sidewalk. so my friend submitted this 311 report. you can see here after she was forced to walk around this car because this car was blocking the sidewalk. yet the case was closed with tno citation because the officer figured out there was enough room for the pedestrians to pass is what the comments was. this is an aiming and baseless
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direction by the officer. we have a sidewalk parking epidemic in san francisco, and it's time to overhaul p.c.o. training to combat it. vision zero is failing and stuff like this makes our parking enforcement department c complicit in that failure. thank you. >> next speakers. [names read] >> if you're one of the speaker that she called, please make your way to the front so we can be more efficient about this. welcome, the floor is yours. >> thank you for your time. i arrive here today simply to ask that the board of the m.t.a., which i believe you all comprise seriously consider ethical -- i know that's a difficult word in city politics, ethical considerations when it comes to cancelling the medallion loan
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program. i haven't driven in a year. i'm vaguely associated with the cab industry, but i read this article in yesterday's newspaper. i did talk to people down at the bank, i'd say six weeks ago, two months ago. i have talked with cab drivers constantly, and the cab industry is close to morabund in san francisco. the cab industry is not a viable business proposition. anybody who looks in and sees that so few medallions have been sold over x. number of years realizes this. it's obvious, it's prima facie. there is no doubt that the medallion program is totally
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and a relic. as far as compensation, i know there's different viewpoints on this. i don't expect you to be on my side or the drivers' side. i think you work at the behest of the mayor, if i'm correct in this, and i'm sure the mayor doesn't want to put out any money from his ex-checker, why should he? there's no money in it for him, there's no votes into it for him. >> we have a woman mayor. >> i'm sorry. i live in the east bay. you're right. thank you. >> there's no reason why the mayor would want to do this. >> your time is up. thank you very much. thank you. >> please consider the ethical prospects to this. [names read] >> clerk: those are the last three speakers who have turned in speaker cards under this topic. >> welcome. >> hello. i'm mr. abraham and a couple of
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years ago -- actually, sometime around now, there was a program called shoparound that i qualified for because it was free -- and i should say, and it was free. and it became unfree, and it's costing something that i needed -- i still need to shop. i mean, that's less money to eat, and i already qualified for calfresh, etc. and i already have free muni. so my request is that you reconsider, but perhaps -- all seniors are not created equal. all disability are not created equal. maybe you could link the fee for using the service to our
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free muni. i'm asking that of you. all i know is that now i can't use the service that was once free, and it was our day out. it -- it was a community day out. we weren't talking to each other on that -- on that little bus, but once i started telling the jokes and chatting with people, we called each other up, and we had kind of a community going there. and we go to the different -- we go to senior grace up at grace cathedral together, so it became something bigger and more, and more refreshing than just shopping. please consider refunding the shoparound program so that we like me with qualify for it again. >> thank you very much.
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next speaker, please. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> good afternoon, commissioners and staff. my name is bridget leblanc, and i'm just here to request -- i know that the chase center is a community partner, and that air from dogpatch to sunnyvale has been impacted by new business. but on game nights and special event nights, i know i've heard complaints. i'm just requesting that we have more trains that go beyond chase center during the games. the concern seems to be that we're getting people in and getting people out, and there's several other people that need to go to work. when i go to games, i have to walk ten or 12 blocks because the t never came.
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i've before complaining about the service on the t for over seven years, so hopefully now that we have that new partner in place, maybe more people will listen. thanks. >> thank you. next speaker, please. [names read] >> hi. >> so director lee. >> good afternoon, directors -- janice lee. i'm here as an outer sunset resident. i have other things i'll also speak of. as someone who's served on the transportation board, you don't often get positive things. i often take the 7. this is a real surprise. i work at the s.f. bike coalition, but i love muni, and i have a pass for the bus.
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the 7 serves a lot of chinese senior who are going to 19 and irving. going to articulated buses is huge. the other thing i really like, and i know sfmta, you get a lot of complaints, i thought the signage change to tell people things was great. i really like the symbols. just very, very easily explained to people, what's happening, so i can tell you, february 22, you're going to be putting these articulated buses in. any way, good work you all. i don't know who in your staff did that. super excited to see the change, and thank you. >> all right. we'll find out who made that change when they show up at the next b.a.r.t. meeting to compliment you on something. next speaker, please. [names read] >> hello, commissioners. i am a staff person for the youth commission. i'm also the staff lead for the
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housing and land use committee, and i'm here to speak on behalf of our commissioners who can't be here because they're at school. and i just want to reemphasize a point that we were talking about our last meeting to reconsider the fare increases on muni and just reconsidering the impacts that would have on low-income communities as well as young people, we have the free muni program for all right now, and we're also trying to help keep our lgbtq young people who are homeless and also struggling, if there's any way we can extent the program -- extend the program for k.u.s -- i know that dean preston is working on something in district 5, and i just wanted to make that comment. thank you for your time. >> thank you very much. [nam
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[names read] >> clerk: mr. chair, just for the record, the fares will be an item discussed on your agenda, so that'll come later. >> herbert wiener. i wish to protest the atrocious service at the airport as far as getting transportation. i showed up about a half hour before midnight from new york. no shutting service was available. i have to take a taxi. of course, i was given the option of taking either uber or lyft, and i refuse to be driven by a potential axe murderer becau because there is no background check, very poor background check for uber and lyft drivers, so please, may i have your attention, please. now, there should be service at
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all hours of the night for people arriving during the night. if you choose to take a taxi, that's your choice, but we should have accurate shuttle service. now go and super shuttle do not operate from the airport american. it's american airporter and another shuttle service that i can't recall. but m.t.a. owes it to the public that people get adequate transportation home. i've waited as long as 2:30 in the morning for a shuttle service to pick me up. this is atrocious service. i believe you have the regulatory power to oversee these services, so please do so. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> clerk: those are the last two people to turn in a speaker
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card. >> i've been driving a taxi almost 22 years in san francisco. in serving to the people of san francisco, i was expecting that i have been rewarded -- i would be rewarded, but instead, i've been punish by the sfmta. why my money and my service? i demand that my money should be refunded to me, and i will serve as i'm serving before, and i should not be being punished after serving the people of san francisco for almost 29 years. and likely, there is the 700 families, we are still suffering, and sfmta, it is the most corrupt practice that they have. and they should go in some kind of investigation, and they
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should be held responsible for whoever helped rob the $250,000. keep in mind, that the sfmta was under a $3 million deficit -- $3 million deficit from the taxi drivers' money. we are not begging for something for free, we are just asking for our money back. and i hope you will consider that one. and all kinds of different services are there. there is no need to hold us as a hostage. thank you very much. i hope you will keep it in consideration to refund the money back. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> hello. thank you for your time,
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director. i've been driving a taxi for 21 years in san francisco, but in 2013, i bought a taxi medallion, using the money that my father left me as expense -- as a down payment. now this is the most difficult time for taxi driver in san francisco, and we want our money back. i want to give you my medallions back, and i want my money back. we have three childrens, and we are having a very hard time. and are you going to show some
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kindness to those elderly people who serviced san francisco 20 years, 30 years, 40 years? do something for us. we need help, and thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> okay. please sir, go ahead. matt sutter, you're up next. >> so it's a miserable existence that you guys have, all because a few guys see you. everybody's changing their lifestyle, basically. i'm just -- i'm just in a deep hole. and look at every week, you guys get a fat check. so don't you realize how much we are suffering? we cannot basically even make our expenses? it has been almost, like, 2014
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when you guys through us under the uber at the airport, our decline started. in six years, it's just the band-aid on the bullet point -- [inaudible] >> -- you guys are virtually doing nothing. every time i come, six months, we were at the meeting with the m.t.a. director -- not the director, but mr. tumlin.
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we pay money to the companies. if you bring that down, life can be a little better. you get your fat checks, and you don't realize what we're doing. you're going to wake up. there has to be a time. new york is basically changing the taxi system. chicago has returned the money. but even you guys, there is no recommendation to return the money. this is enough i have to say. thank you very much for listening. hopefully, something happens, you listen to us. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> thank you. good afternoon, everybody. we're given promises by the sfmta that if the medallion service failed, it is a no-lose situation. we will get our money back, we will be issued a medallion, and
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that is that. a medallion has not been sold for a number of years now. we keep coming to meetings over and over, and we get no results. individual board of supervisors do come out, and they're in favor of putting in a buy-back program to next year's budget. i'm born and raised in san francisco, as most of you guys are, and what's going on is just really a crime, what is being committed. this was not in our favor. this was to bail out san francisco during the recession. and now, we've come to a point where 2.5 years ago, we were promised we would get this going, and we're still here. every time we come to these meetings, we're getting no progress, but every time i come
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here, i feel good about myself and what we're doing. we all know what's going on here, and it's failed. it's failed in other cities, and they've done buy-back programs. what about us? most of these guys have families, put up their homes and committed to san francisco, you know? we believed. well, we don't believe anymore, and delays, delays, it's just -- it's really upsetting, you guys, what's going on, and we all know, too, in our hearts, it's time, right? it's time to sit down and get this resolved. we need all of you on board. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [applause] [names read] >> hello, everybody. i am actually very happy
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because i see here mr. heinicke and beautiful lady. if you see this deal, mr. heinicke was here, and mr. heinicke had an argument with the christian. you go look at the videos. mr. heinicke asked what is the program to go -- ma'am, this is in the record, and they say, okay, we pack up this medallion -- if anything, if anything go wrong, we buy them back. we purchase them back at same purchase price. this is what we're asking for. you promised to us, and today, the deal happen, somebody sit
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there, each one of you guys was with this taxi deal, you know, the day this happened, you guys all say yes, yes, yes, yes. now we need the same thing. reverse the situation to buy them back. each one time you guys say yes, yes, yes, yes. this is very simple. we're not asking too much, we are suffering. you know how many people die because of this, however people suffering? and all of us in here, just coming to you, where will we o go? do we have someone else to ask? we cannot take it anymore. this is a careless situation. you workup to 16, 18 hours a day, and you go home. please, let us provide for our
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family. >> thank you very much, sir. >> mr. heinicke, i ask you, you promised us. >> thank you. >> thank you. [names read] >> my name is ali, and my medallion is 1225. i don't feel like i'm sitting in between these people around -- in the justice hall. i do feel like i'm sitting in my grave, that somebody throw me in the grave, and instead of listening to me, they're not listening because they're dumping the dirt on me. i'm screaming, i'm yelling. seems like nobody is listening to me. but believe, this is our issue, and this is your issue.
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you're the power, and we want you to get us out positive way. positive way, we've been serving the city for years and decades, and we don't deserve that left out. so city couldn't survive without the medallion, but we're barely surviving to pay the banks. the companies, we don't have a job. how every month, we could give them $1250? too much money for us. i have five kids, and it's really hard for us to survive. we keep begging and begging for you guys, and we want you to please help us house. we're suffering, we're in jeopardy. if you don't help us, we're
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going to be slowly individually dieing. and if you go see our houses, we're mourning every day because we don't have fun, we don't have vacation, we don't have a day off. we're just around the clock illegally working 12, 14 hours seven days a week. it's not fair, so we're tired, and we're still looking at you guys to positively help us out and do something better. >> clerk: time. >> i'm not even making as much money as the 7-eleven guys are making. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. [names read] >> i'm a taxi driver for more than 20 years. bought the medallion 250, and now, the medallion is like a
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simple paper, and i'm like a slave. i think a slave is much better because once he gave himself, it's enough. at least he can sleep well. but for us, all the problems pipe up on us, and even today, i work only $85 the whole day. and how can i pay the bank and the rent and the rest of my life and groceries and everything. this is a wonderful country that we live. i thank god for america, that i came here, for 37 years ago, and i pray every day for america, how it's a wonderful country. but this city, how in the world that you keep helping everybody that comes from everywhere?
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the poor people get help, and we are surviving to try and be like everybody else, and we work hard, and you're taking the money and kicking us, throwing us. we're older than you, really, and we think like you, too. but the thing is you've got to work for us now. please understand us and do something for us. let me tell you just one verse from the bible that touches everyone. it's proverbs, chapter 22:16. he who oppresses the poor to make more money for himself or more for the rich only covets the money. thank you very much. god bless you. please help us. >> thank you.
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next speaker. [names read] >> good afternoon. first, i want to second the fellow who came up here to show you the picture of the car blocking the sidewalk. that was terrible, and it's only going to get worse. make the connection between land use and transit cars. the new laws in san francisco say you don't need to provide a garage, and we have garages being converted all over the city, so we're going to have more than that. your telephone operators should not have given his opinion about parking, saying this doesn't matter. i use a cane now, and being forced into the street is not very good. second, i just want to comment on this. we've been hearing about this taxi thing for years, but the thing is uber and lyft fancied
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the rest of the city. it's a big money making company -- well, they don't make any money, but somehow, they're able to get their way. i want to end on a good note, all the bad stuff you have. some weeks ago, i was riding the 5-r that still doesn't end at the right point. >> happy, happy. >> no, i'll give you the happy part in a second. they had a big party at market and arguello, and they were able to circle around fulton street and get back on the right track. >> thank you. next speaker, please. [names read] >> good afternoon. except jeffrey tumlin, you should be considered for the
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medallion sales. when we look at the period of last six years in taxi business, uber-lyft drivers are looting our business. mayor london breed has expressed her opinion. she favors uber and lyft. [inaudible] >> it is an extortion -- you still have the option to stop this option.
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instead, you never accept your mistake. you threw us in this risk and disrupt or 700 families lives. when you lose everything, you fight. you cannot maneuver between corruption and absence of corruption. [inaudible] >> buy back medallions, give us money back. thank you. >> thank you. [applause] >> any other speakers on item 9, public comment on items not on the agenda. okay. seeing none, please call item 10. >> clerk: this is consent calendar. all matters are considered routine unless a member wishes to sever item and hear it separately. mr. chair, i've not received
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any request to sever the item. >> is there any request to sever an item? >> not that 10.41? >> ok -- 10.4 one? >> i will comment on the commissioner's comment. i mean, this'll be going on for meetings to come, but to thank director brinkman for all of her service over the years. so with that, i'll entertain a motion on the consent calendar. all right. all those in favor of item 10, please say aye. opposed? >> clerk: mr. chairman, moving onto item 11, adopting the
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bayview community based transportation plan. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. you get to listen to me while the project team comes up. good afternoon, chair heinicke and directors. i'm sarah jones, the planning director for the sfmta. i'm so pleased to be introducing this item, adoption of the bayview community based transportation plan. so this plan is an effort that needed to happen. systemic racism in how our city was built and operates resulted in affected services in san francisco. we couldn't do this plan or this project the same way as our other work and still expect different results that the community is asking for. the starting point for the plan was that the problems and the
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solutions needed to be defined by experts, and by experts, i do not mean the planners and the engineers here, i mean, the people who live in the bayview, who are trying to get to where they need to go as single moms or as seniors or as young black men, what you'll see in some cases, our experts are not even old enough to vote yet. but our role as the project team was to reflect what these experts said, and to find a path forward that we anticipate is going to make progress towards the outcomes that the community said they were hoping for. we can't fully change the effects of decades of decisions and actions just through this one plan, and the plan doesn't actually even get to everything that the community is asking for. but what it does do is set the agenda for the most important goals that we should be looking towards in all of our work in the bayview. it's a first step, and if you adopt this plan, what you'll be doing is articulating the sfmta's commitment to engaging
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with the bayview in an ongoing way and working towards justice there. so i'm now going to turn the presentation over to christopher kid, and beverly smith. these two are the project managers at the sfmta, and i'm excited for the passion and skill that they have brought to this work. >> good afternoon, chair heinicke, yes, sfmta board of directors and members of the public here today, and viewing on-line. my name is christopher kid, and i'm with the sfmta bayview community based transportation plan. i'm here to share with you the
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past two years of work in the bayview and the results of our collaboration with residents, businesses, and community groups of the bayview-hunters point neighborhood. in today's agenda, we'd first like to provide context what a community-based transportation plan means, what shaped our approach in engaging the community, and finally, what projects and policies we are committed to delivering within this community. we come today to the board asking for formal adoption of the plan by the sfmta board of directors. i know this is not typical for plan documents, but adoption of the plan is an explicit requirement of our caltrans sustainable planning grant by funded our -- which funded our work in the bayview. first, i'd like to provide some context to the board and the public. what is a community based transportation plan and why we
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decided to start it in the bayview? a cbtp is an opportunity to really center the needs and the voices of the community, especially those whom have historically lacked a voice on the agency in past planning decisions, and this is one of the prime reasons we chose to do our work in the bayview. cbtps do have a history in san francisco, completing nine community transportation plans since 2007. and planning director sarah jones covered this briefly in her opening remarks, but i do want to expand on this. why are we doing this work in the bayview? historic work in the bayview have traditionally fallen on the shoulders of low-income people in this community, and
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those are people who are most unable to bear the burden of transportation challenges. and the bayview, despite being underinvested has been overplaned, to the tune of -- over planned, to the tune of more than 20 transportation studies in the last few years. many of these are geared towards future residents, which is absolutely necessary, given the volume of growth we're going to be anticipating in the coming decade, but what we needed was a plan that was going to be able to serve the residents that live there today. before we get into the presentation, we also wanted to recognize our broad interaction of caltrans and community partners. special thanks goes to the office of former district 10 supervisor malia cohen and supervisor shamann walton, who have been instrumental in our
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plan. with th >> thank you very much. >> good afternoon. the project team initiated our planning process biy engaging n one-on-one conversations with members in the community. we reached out to additional stakeholders who were recommended during our initial conversation. from highlighting the need to provide child care and food at events to being prepared to answer tough questions, insights shared by community leaders and others were critical to building the cbtp outreach process. we organized two internal workshops, including one with city agency peers. the result of this effort was a
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statement of intent or promise to the public. our statement of intent centers four key themes. accountability, trust and transparency, counting the public's voice, and external coordination across city agencies. the success of our plan is a direct reflection of the strength of our community partners. this process would not have been possible without their guidance, tenacity and leadership. we would like to thank our partners for committing to this journey with us. as partners, they were critical in organizing and leading outreach events, helping us ingaui engaging hard-to-reach audiences and others. we were able to reach 4,000 residents. from the grocery stores to church, we sought to reach customers where they were. in addition to sfmta workshops
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cohosted with our community partners, we witness stand attended backpack give aways, service -- we attended backpack give aways, and service meetings. through this partnership, our goal was to help the girls recognize themselves within the transportation industry as engineers and planners, and encourage them to influence our transportation industries in ways of color. i'd like to also highlight that the girls were compensated for their time. last spring, we hosted the girls at sfmta we they hosted the next -- where they hosted
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the next step video process. the next video was completely produced by girls at bayview youth program. >> to get back on, i get on the 8 and get picked up from there. >> my mom dropped me off, or i get on the 28. >> my name is ariel ward, and i'm a transportation planner and engineer at the sfmta.
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i think it's unique being in san francisco and kind of being in the hub of innovation culture? i like to say that i'm a mobility advocate? i want people regardless of your race or gender or income, regardless of anything, i think that people should have the tools that they need to get around? >> the one thing i see on transportation is somebody getting something stolen or there's a fight. >> there's a lot of violence sometimes and a lot of crazy people. >> it's so important, and that's why i'm really committed to making sure that everyone can have equal access to a wide variety of transportation options. >> it's always important for you to have a voice and get
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involved in anything that affects them, and of course, transportation affects our youth and affects how they move around the city. >> my name is wally, and i'm a muni driver in san francisco. i was born and raised in san francisco. i grew up in hunters point, growing up as a kid, i rode the bus, you know, all the time, and i told myself, if i can ride t drive the buses in the city, in the community that i was raised in, that's okay. >> my concern is about safety for elders and teens.
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>> i think that is really interesting for us to be in transportation. we're thinking about more solutions. people have more ways to get around than ever. one thing about that is making sure that everyone has access. >> standup, be heard. >> standup, be heard. >> sound off, be heard. >> sound off, be heard. >> sound off, be heard. >> sound off, be heard.