tv Port Commission SFGTV October 12, 2021 2:00pm-6:01pm PDT
>> candlestick park known also as the stick was an outdoor stadium for sports and entertainment. built between 1958 to 1960, it was located in the bayview hunters point where it was home to the san francisco giants and 49ers. the last event held was a concert in late 2014. it was demolished in 2015. mlb team the san francisco giants played at candlestick from 1960-1999. fans came to see players such a willie mays and barry bonds, over 38 seasons in the open ballpark. an upper deck expansion was added in the 1970s.
there are two world series played at the stick in 1962 and in 198 9. during the 1989 world series against the oakland as they were shook by an earthquake. candlestick's enclosure had minor damages from the quake but its design saved thousands of lives. nfl team the san francisco 49ers played at candlestick from feign 71-2013. it was home to five-time super bowl champion teams and hall of fame players by joe montana, jerry rice and steve jones. in 1982, the game-winning touchdown pass from joe montana to dwight clark was known as "the catch." leading the niners to their first super bowl. the 49ers hosted eight n.f.c. championship games including the 2001 season that ended with a loss to the new york giants.
in 201, the last event held at candlestick park was a concert by paul mccartney who played with the beatles in 1966, the stadium's first concert. demolition of the stick began in late 2014 and it was completed in september 2015. the giants had moved to pacific rail park in 2000 while the 49ers moved to santa clara in 2014. with structural claims and numerous name changes, many have passed through and will remember candlestick park as home to the legendary athletes and entertainment. these memorable moments will live on in a place called the stick. (♪♪♪)
feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started
taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography. >> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here
just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program.
>> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool.
>> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for
photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes.
>> >> >> my name is jean alexander. i'm an attorney in the san francisco city attorney's office. i supervise the tax team, giving tax advice to the treasurer, tax collect or, drafting tax legislation. the thing i remember my mother telling me as a child is that you need to be prepared to take care of yourself and i knew that i wanted to be able to do something that i
enjoyed. i didn't expect anybody to give me anything because nobody ever gave her anything and i also i always saw her fighting for the things that she wanted in life for herself and for her children. >> my name is jasmine flores. i am working as an admin assistant in the city attorney's office. i have always enjoyed the tasks that i have been given. on the days i show up and work on my own is empowering. for me, happiness in being more involved in a person-to-person interaction. my dream jobs includes being a physician, paramedic, firefighter, working with animals with the public. on a personal level with self improvement.
my sister is the biggest influence in my life because she taught me to go forward with what makes you happy rather that what makes you the most money. >> i graduated from law school in 1972 at a time when there was a beginning to be an influx of women in the legal profession and tried criminal cases for about 10 years, treatment for delinquent operating programs, government budgets, analyzed fiscal legislation. i came to the san francisco city attorney's office and i have been here for about 12 years advising on tax matters. i did just about anything you can think of. some things that lawyers do and some things that lawyers don't do. >> i'm from the mission in san francisco. i have grown up there and i have lived there pretty much my whole life.
living there, i do see other women, some of them older, some of them look just like me like my age and a lot of them work nanny jobs, child care jobs, retail jobs. i don't know, it seems kind of like a reminder that you are kind of lucky to be where you are, i guess. just when you haven't gone so far at all. i want them to go on maybe go on an interview that's more challenging that they think that they can't get that job. you know, just to kind of challenge and surprise themselves when they get that job and feel better. >> there had been women practicing law for many years, but there were
so few of them that a lot of the issues hadn't really come into play and some of them worked out and some are still being resolved like equal pay and women in lawfirms and making sure women get fair assignments and in the decision making and working with law firms. i consider myself more of a beneficiary of all the women that fought really difficult battles along the way. >> >>
from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area
these mobile restaurants are serving up original, creative and unusual combinations. you can grab something simple like a grilled cheese sandwich or something unique like curry. we are here in the average eight -- upper haight. you will be competing in the quick buy food challenge. an appetizer and if you are the winner you will get the title of the quick bite "chompion." i am here with matt cohen, from off the grid.
>> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique urban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks. the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or strong, the rise of social media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any where else in san francisco. san francisco eaters are
interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact they use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear?
>> it will be easy. probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub.
that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned beef and cabbage. we are asking people what they're thinking in getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people i am sure this combination looks very wrong. it might not sound right on paper but when you taste it to or have it in your mouth, it is a variety. this is one of the best ways in creating community. people gather around and talk about it and get to know different cultures. that brings people together and i hope more off the grid style and people can mingle and interact and remove all our differences and work on our similarities. this creates opportunity. >> the time has come and i am very hungry. what have you got? >> i got this from on the go, a
sandwich, and a caramel cupcake. i went with home cooking. what de think? >> i will have another bite. >> sounds good. >> that was fantastic. let's start with you. >> i had the fried mac and cheese, and twinkies. i wanted to get something kind of classic with a twist on it. >> it was crispy. >> i will admit. >> want to try fried mac and
cheese? >> was that the best twinkie? >> would you say you had the winning male? >> definitely. >> no. >> you are the "chompion." clair has won. you are the first "chompion." >> they know it was me because i got a free meal. and check a map on -- check them out on facebook. take a peek at the stuff we have cut. to get our -- check out our
blog. i will have[music] >> san francisco city clinic provides a broad range of sexual health services from stephanie tran medical director at san francisco city clinic. we are here to provide easy access to conference of low-cost culturally sensitive sexual health services and to everyone who walks through our door. so we providestd checkups, diagnosis and treatment. we also provide hiv screening we provide hiv treatment for people living with hiv and are uninsured and then we hope them health benefits and rage into conference of primary care. we also provide both pre-nd post
exposure prophylactics for hiv prevention we also provide a range of women's reproductive health services including contraception, emergency contraception. sometimes known as plan b. pap smears and [inaudible]. we are was entirely [inaudible]people will come as soon as were open even a little before opening. weight buries a lip it could be the first person here at your in and out within a few minutes. there are some days we do have a pretty considerable weight. in general, people can just walk right in and register with her front desk seen that day. >> my name is yvonne piper on the nurse practitioner here at sf city clinic. he was the first time i came to city clinic was a little intimidated. the first time i got treated for [inaudible]. i walked up to the redline and was greeted with a warm welcome i'm chad redden and anna client of city clinic >> even has had an std clinic since all the way back to 1911. at that time, the clinic was founded to provide std
diagnosis treatment for sex workers. there's been a big increase in std rates after the earthquake and the fire a lot of people were homeless and there were more sex work and were homeless sex workers. there were some public health experts who are pretty progressive for their time thought that by providing std diagnosis and treatmentsex workers that we might be able to get a handle on std rates in san francisco. >> when you're at the clinic you're going to wait with whoever else is able to register at the front desk first. after you register your seat in the waiting room and wait to be seen. after you are called you come to the back and meet with a healthcare provider can we determine what kind of testing to do, what samples to collect what medication somebody might need. plus prophylactics is an hiv prevention method highly effective it involves folks taking a daily pill to prevent hiv. recommended both by the
cdc, center for disease control and prevention, as well as fight sf dph, two individuals clients were elevated risk for hiv. >> i actually was in the project here when i first started here it was in trials. i'm currently on prep. i do prep through city clinic. you know i get my tests read here regularly and i highly recommend prep >> a lot of patients inclined to think that there's no way they could afford to pay for prep. we really encourage people to come in and talk to one of our prep navigators. we find that we can help almost everyone find a way to access prep so it's affordable for them. >> if you times we do have opponents
>> president brandon: please have a roll call vote. [roll call vote] >> clerk: can you hear us commissioner gilman? we'll try to work out her sound issues. >> president brandon: motion passes. we are now in open session. >> clerk: that would bring us to item 6, pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance]
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other will wait on mute until their line is open. comments will be limited to three minutes per person. the queue is now open. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. >> president brandon: do we have anyone on the phone? >> clerk: at this time there are no callers on the phone wishing to make public comment. >> president brandon: public comment is closed. >> clerk: item 9a is the executive director's report. >> good afternoon president brandon, commissioners, port staff and members of the public. i'm elaine forbes executive director of city of san francisco. ly talk about the people and events that are signaling our revival. first, the park welcome back the safe return of cruisen.
the first vessel was majestic princess. she called yesterday morning. we're expecting 21 cruise call through the remainder of 2021 and manner of 126 calls in 2022. pre-pandemic, we welcomed 280,000 cruise passengers to our city. we worked hard to welcome back cruises safely. cruises resuming in strict complains with the -- compliance with c.d.c. and regulations. to be specific 95% of those passengers and crew members are required to be vaccinated. each cruise line has vessel specific health and safety guidelines to protect all people on board. the port cruise terminals at pier 27 and 35 are also rolling out new covid-19 protocols to
ensure safety of staff, passengers and the public. the safe return of cruise is an important milestone to the city and the port economic recovery and in the revitalization of the tourism and hospitality sector. this was a city wide effort. i want to thank our director, andre coleman and department of public health and the city attorneys office. i want to thank our neighbor partners, metro cruise partners. second fleet week brought thousands of people to the water front. san francisco is the only city in the nation that's holding in-person fleet week. this remarkable. it's due to the leadership our mayor, mayor breed and our covid-19 successes. san francisco is a safe place to enjoy. as one of the largest events of
its kind in the nation, san francisco fleet week has become a significant and integral of san francisco's culture and economy. the event attracts over one million visitors to the city each year. the air show, joint military, san francisco first responders and civilian disaster planning exercise and the humanitarian village are important way to be prepared and honor our sea services. third, the port is so excited to be home of and share on our san francisco giants in the playoffs. the giants being in the playoffs this year means so much. it not only gives our city something amazing to look forward to, it brings us together with hope that the pandemic is behind us. when san francisco giant fans come to watch their team, they come to enjoy our waterfront too. additionally our championship basketball team, the warriors
are going their preseason game. what a great time for the port, for the water front and for san francisco. these events support our family-owned and small businesses and they are integral it our economic recovery. while we believe we had a long road ahead, the port projects a five-year recovery. this is all welcomed activity, signal recovery is taking hold. commissioners, as you know, we continue to work toward bringing our tenants into good standing by collecting ren and applying tenant relief tools you authorized over the course of the pandemic. we anticipate providing you an informational item on these efforts and potential additional programmatic strategies for continuing to resolve our outstanding rent due in november. i would like to report our efforts to work with our tenants
in fisherman wharf. port staff has been in dialogue with our tenants to resolve outstanding rent. the tenant and port staff agree that you're approved base rent relief program is the appropriate structure to address these rent obligations. while the tenant did not file applications by the deadline, they did satisfy all other aspects to the program and would have been accepted if they applied on time. accordingly, i directed staff to admit these tenants in the program subject to a late penalty of 10% of rent credit, otherwise applied to participating tenants. to equity. we are supporting our port tenants, we're also taking actionable steps for the port to become a more equitable organization to do business with for our contractors.
on october 5, 2021, the city administrator hosted the small business summit. this was a virtual two day event to understand how the city procures goods and services, learn city compliance practices and connect on opportunities. the port was a presenter, thanks to tiffany tang, tiffany tatum in the small business opportunity showcase. was proud to lend our support to small businesses that participating in the event. we're making progress in implementing our racial equity plan. we began our first cohort of all staff racial equity training at our port equity champions in september. training supports the advancement of equity at our port. our goal is to deepen our unking with racial inequities and enhance critical thinking to
apply to external and internal programs, plans, policies and operations. the port is under way with our month-long celebration of the filipino rich history, heritage and culture and achievements. we're looking forward to celebrating the filipino-american month by uplifting the history and culture. now i'm going to turn to some projects. i'm excited to announce that we're launching a new and improved website tomorrow. our new website will better represent the port as a place to visit and do business with and to work with. new website sections are dedicated to visitor information and business ventures. the site is intuitive and easy to navigate for the public. could not come at a better time as we welcome thousands back it our waterfront to do business with us. thanks to kelly mccoy for leading this effort.
this concludes my director's report. i want to wish you all happy indigenous people's day which was yesterday and go giants. >> president brandon: thank you so much director forbes for your report. we'll open the phone lines to take public comment on the executive director's report. members of the public who are joining us on the phone, anyone on the phone like to provide public comment. >> thank you. at this time, we will open the queue for anyone on the phone who would like make public comment on the executive director's report. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. the system will let you know when the line is open. comments will be limited to three minutes per person. the queue is now open. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment.
at this time, there are in -- no members on the phone wishing to make public comment. >> president brandon: public comment is closed. >> commissioner woo ho: i think this is a fantastic and positive news to have so many positive events happening. this is kind of turning point for us in terms of economic recovery and activation of the waterfront with the combination of so many different events with the cruise ship, with the giants, with fleet week and hopefully, even with the
warriors starting their preseason. i think this is an exciting milestone for us. it bodes well. i was in the city little bit last weekend. i can see the activity. it was the excitement in the air. so many people who were so excited just to see the blue angels, which is not close to the typical places where you watch blue angels. everybody was standing on the street looking up at the sky. i think it brought out lot of people. i know couple of restaurants i frequenterred -- frequented on the waterfront, they were hopping. hopefully this is with the special event, this will draw people to feel like it is safe and comfortable to come to the waterfront and to the port of san francisco. i think this is just been an absolutely turning point for us. i hope this chapter shows that we finished one and we're going a new chapter going forward.
thank you. >> commissioner gilman: thank you director forbes for a great report. i too want to echo who commissioner woo ho said. we were the first to host a fleet week due to high vaccination rates and covid protocols. i want to commend everyone in the city and the port for that. as noted with commissioner brandon, i want to take the opportunity to ask for three things that i hope we can have informational presentations on. either end of the year or in the first quarter of 2022. i love to get an update on how
we're doing with legalizing and right-sizing the waterfront in particular the embarcadero. seem like the situation has improved. i love to get a report back from port staff to see how that's going. i hope that we can get two items that are related. as we have all this new economic activity and people are feeling safe coming back to the waterfront, i'm deeply concerned the number of businesses that yet to reopen and vacancy at the ferry building. the ferry building appears to be vacant when you walk through it. many businesses closing by one or two. i love an update on what's
happening with that. i love to understand what our leasing strategy is. we have properties that even before the pandemic, the bay and the embarcadero -- [indiscernible] new businesses are not reopening after the pandemic. if we can get an update how we lease and bring back vitale to the waterfront. i appreciate your report. thank you so much. >> president brandon: thank you. commissioner burton? >> commissioner burton: good report and good news. we can 93 get -- we can never get enough of that. thank you. >> president brandon: i concur.
it has been a banner port, banner week for the port and our economic recovery with the return of cruise ship, which is amazing. fleet week with over a million people on the waterfront along with the wonderful san francisco giants in the playoffs and the warriors during their preseason. the port was just packed last week. it was so good to see. the establishment of a new website, which has been wonderful for the port. all of this was done under the leadership of elaine forbes. who is celebrating her five-year anniversary at the port of san francisco. since 2016, elaine has worked tirelessly to deliver equitable port in waterfront to the public. she has been with the city and county of san francisco for 21 years and with the port for 11
years. almost half of those years as a executive director. in her tenure, elaine increased her maritime business. she negotiated the port through development projects and including projects with 40% affordable housing and one development with 100% affordable for the working and low income residents. we've added new open space to the shoreline, creating more public access to nature and the bay. equally important, elaine has fostered a culture of inclusion,
belonging and excellence by leading the port exceptional employees with compassion and innovation. thank you for five great years, elaine. congratulations. [applause] >> thank you so much madam president. that was so kind. >> president brandon: thank you. next item please. >> clerk: item 10 is consent calendar. 10a is request approval of a resolution adopting the competitive selection processes include communication policy to support the integrity of competitive selection. 10b is to award deloitte not to exceed $200,000 resolution 2140. 10c request approval of the
two-year release rent credit between san francisco and sill -- silverado contractors. >> president brandon: thank you. may i have a motion to approve the consent calendar. >> i so moved. >> second. >> president brandon: thank you. now let's open up for public comment. we'll open the phone lines to take public comment on the consent calendar. members of the public who join us on the phone. >> clerk: at this time, we will
open the queue for any one on the phone who would like to make public comment on the consent calendar. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. the system will let you know when your line is open. comments will be limited to three minutes per person. please dial star 3. >> president brandon: do we have anyone on the phones? >> clerk: at this time, there are no member of the public on the phone wishing to make public comment. >> president brandon: thank you. public comment is closed. we have a megs -- motion and a second. roll call vote. [roll call vote]
>> president brandon: the motion passes unanimously. resolutions 2139, 2140, 2141 and 2142 are adopted. next item please. >> clerk: 11a, informational update on the port of san francisco's efforts to address conflicts on the embarcadero promenade in support of the city's vision zero traffic safety goals. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm the acting deputy director for planning environment. i wanted to quick introduction on this item before turning it over to dan. we're here today with an update and process to address conflict of uses on the promenade. this item is a follow-up from the commission's previous hearings on the embarcadero quick build project. during those series of hearings, we heard loud and clear from the
commission concern over safety on the promenade and request to study conflict of uses by bicyclists, pedestrians and scooters. at your august 10th meeting the commission approved sfmta central embarcadero quick build project. the project will include a two-way protected bikeway between mission and broadway streets and signage program and robust education and public awareness campaign. these efforts are intended to encourage bicyclist and scooters to use the new protected bikeway and to better define celebration of all use -- separation of all uses along the promenade. we do need to assess whether thee strategies are actually helping. with that in mind, we've laid out a proposed process where we would rely on sfmta staff to
collect data before and after the quick build project implementation. to develop a qualitative user survey to capture perceptions of safety by the public. we think the data will help better inform the port staff and commissioner's disfigureses on n strategies going forward. we will gather the data and return to the commission to report on the results and with further recommendations. in response to the commissioner's request, we have laid out other potential options for regulating uses that the commission could consider at that later date. we appreciate the commissioner's feedback thus far and the
thoughtful engagement on how to address the embarcadero promenade issue. i look forward to the feedback on this proposed process. i'll turn it over to dan for more details on this. >> thank you. good afternoon president brandon and members of the commission. i'm very pleased to be back here today. as ming described, we are back to discuss the embarcadero promenade and problem with conflicts between pedestrians and real vehicles that share this space. a reminder the port is collaborating with sfmta to improve safety and efficiency all along the embarcadero. it isal done with full focus on making improvements to economic recovery.
for what we'll cover today, how the quick build project aims to reduce conflicts on the promenade, the data collection and user survey which sfmta is undertaking along with the dugs discussion on the evaluations. the project purpose safety and comfort for all on the embarcadero roadway and promenade, applies to both the embarcadero quick build and the solutions being pursued for the promenade. how the quick build may improve safety. the project intent is first to improve safety and efficiency through design and physical improvements. it aims to accomplish this by providing a safe and attractive place for cyclist, schoolers user and other users to operate and to want to be there.
signage and public awareness campaign, will inform first time users of this protected space. for data, we will measure the numbers and directions. in 2019, m.t.a. collect baseline data for future comparison. it will be repeated once the quick build -- improvements are in place. while the data is quantitative,
the service is aimed to provide qualitative assessment. the survey will be prepared with the assistance of a consultant which sfmta will be bringing on board. today we're also seeking to commission input on the survey and to return the process. in addition understanding the proportion of users on wheeled vehicles on the promenade versus in the new bikeway. questions will address the qualities, such as passing distance to speed. today, we welcome comments on the objectives and questions to be addressed as part of that user survey.
the process for evaluation is to first collect the data and perform the vary and prepare --d prepare findings. at that time, we'll provide options to resolve issues and take suggestions on appropriate next steps. quick schedule update, the data collection are in the yellow boxes and the commission briefings are in the blue. you see those kind of fall on the left falling on top of each other where we recently collected sfmta recently collected data. we are here at the commission today. the red box is putting in the quick build which will provide a protected bikeway in the mission to broadway area.
that will take couple of months to install. we will come back with an update about what the survey will encompass, the types of questions and ask for commission input and be able to respond to how the installation for these improvements went. we'll do another data collection, follow it and that will take place. further on in the spring, we'll do an additional data collection to see how things are rounded out and they are functioning and return to the commission with results on that. then later on -- green box is adjustments. depending on the project outcomes following the quick build construction, port commission could consider other options for regulating uses on
the promenade that include code changes, prohibit bicycles on the promenade. currently, the promenade codified in the port code. the promenade is not a city sidewalk. the -- it includes a broad definition of vehicle that includes anything with a motor, such as electric scooters, electric bicycles and other motorized devices. however, vehicles under human power are allowed for the port code. in addition to port regulation, the promenade is dedicated by the metropolitan transportation commission and association of bay area governments as part of the san francisco bay trail. subject to bay conservation and
development commission. as for enforcement, because devices are prohibited under the port code, the commission could direct greater enforcement of existing regulations. enforcement of bicycles, scooters and other wheeled devices such as improper parking are handled by sfmta parking control officers while moving violations to users of wheeled devices are handled by police officers. being that the quick build is adding fully protected bikeway in central embarcadero and other areas don't feel comfortable riding. enforcement could create a
safety concern for some. an option could be to concentrate enforcement along the central embarcadero segment of the promenade where there will be protected bikeway. using data gathered from the sfmta port staff would evaluate the segments of the promenade with creator user conflicts to consider enforcement. we could consider additional public awareness and education and signage and also additional public outreach. port staff will return following data collection with updates on enforcement options. as for revising regulations, the quick build may reduce conflicts on the promenade. that is an intent it. in the embarcadero area, by attracting wheel users on to the protective bikeway.
when we return next spring, the port commission could consider revising regulations governing use of the promenade. changes will require a thorough public outreach process to local, city and regional uses and may require approval of other agencies. public outreach would be followed by port commission consideration of proposed code changes and could require board of supervisors approval. implementation of the quick build changes are scheduled to occur in december '21 and january 2022. public outreach and awareness campaign, and ideas will be ongoing through 2022. port staff welcomes public and commission comment on the proposed approach to address
conflicts on the promenade including user survey, public messaging tool, enforcement and potential new regulations for the promenade. sfmta and port staff plan to return to the port commission in the spring of 2022 to report on how the quick build roadway and promenade and improvements are functioning. port staff will also provide options for further actions in the port commission deems necessary to further reduce conflicts on the promenade. thank you for your time. >> president brandon: thank you for that presentation. now let's open it up for public comment. we'll open the phone lines to take public comment on item 11a.
>> clerk: at this time, we will open the queue for any one on the phone who would like to make public comment on item 11a. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. the system will let you know when your line is open. others will wait on mute until their line is open. comments will be limited to three minutes per person. the queue is now open. please dial star 3. >> president brandon: thank you. do we have anyone on the phone? >> clerk: at this time, there are no members of the public on the phone wishing to make public comment. >> president brandon: thank you. seeing no caller on the phone, public comment is closed.
>> commissioner burton: i'm a little bit confused. i thought we had a discussion when we were dealing with the m.t.a. it was what i thought is -- there not supposed to be bicycles on the promenade. when i talked to the m.t.a., he agreed to that. my own experience is, i walked twice outside of -- i can't remember the restaurant. i damn near got hit by a bike. we got the bike lanes. what are we doing discussing the fact whether there should be bikes on the promenade. promenade means walk. doesn't mean bicycles. only bicycle i think should be allowed if you got little tot on
their trike with his parent. what are we doing back here on this? >> currently, the promenade is not a city sidewalk. bicycles without a motor are permitted to use it. that's defined in the port code. >> commissioner burton: the port code allows them to use it? >> the whole quick build project, which sfmta is undertaking, is meant to create a more desirable space for cyclist and other wheeled users to be. to take them off the promenade. that is a major, intent of that
project. that will go under construction later this year, december and january. then we're going to evaluate it and come back to you again. >> commissioner burton: what's to stop us from banning it now? if it's under the port code? that's our code. we can do something or not. >> you are absolutely correct. it is our code. we could make -- the commission could direct staff to pursue changes to that code. we would embark on suggests for what the changes would be. then we would conduct a thorough public reach process. that's a broad audience that uses the promenade. >> commissioner burton: promenad e means walk. that's what a promenade is. when it started, bicycles were not that popular, or such a big
mode of transportation. i don't believe after almost got hit twice in one time. because there's a bike on the promenade outside the restaurant on it. we have to go through a whole thing to update a code if we were taking in advance, we wouldn't have bikes on the promenade anyway. that's not necessarily rhetorical question. >> i can make couple of comments. one the things we're trying to do is analyze how many conflicts are going on in the embarcadero after we put the quick build in. you approved the quick build
which is creating a bike lane. >> commissioner burton: off the promenade. >> we're putting signage out to encourage bicycle riders on that protected bike lanes. we're looking at watching the data and putting a survey instrument on to see how it's going. >> commissioner burton: as i recall, parking and traffic was going to have a sign suggesting no bikes. i thought we had discussion that the sign said, no bikes and people might obey it. it wasn't to be a suggestion. it was a subject of discussion. it was clearly -- you should not ride your bike over here. should not shoot people with a gun either.
>> the current code does not allow motorized vehicles on there. we have bicycles that are human power and bicycles that are electric. they have motors. we have scooters that are electric. the signings that was presented at the previous hearing was saying, that those motorized devices whether it's a bike, scooter or one of the many other bikes are not permitted on the promenade. it's providing a safe place for those people. i hope that was clear. >> commissioner burton: it's not. i'm a guy that almost got run over twice. the way bikes go now, they go pretty good. if it's a regular bicycle, people going down the streets with no regard for the
pedestrians, that's legal. if they happen to have a motor on it and even they are -- [indiscernible] it's not illegal -- we cannot say bicycles are not permitted on the promenade. it's going to take thousands of dollars, thousands of hours for a study that the bike coalition can come in and say, we want that. we say, the people have spoken. >> senator, burton, you're correct in your summary of the situation that we would undertake a public process for doing this. we would also consult the other agencies both m.t.c. with abag and we'd also check to bdcd. >> commissioner burton: why do we have to talk to abag?
we're talking about san francisco property on the port. what the hell does abag got to do with that? unless it's bcdc, we're not going into the bay. why don't we bring in the city of san jose see what they think about san francisco port sidewalks. you're going through a study that's -- [indiscernible] i specifically asked, i can't think of the guy now, he said, i agree. there shouldn't be bikes there. what's the hang-up? >> the allowance of bikes on the
promenade, that's been there for a very long time. we'll check to see when it first started. it may have been back when the state handed over the promenade to the city. >> commissioner burton: nobody of thinking when people were riding bikes on a nice outing as opposed now. >> i think you're hearing senator burton. i agree with him that there's no reason to wait to decide whether we should have restrictions regardless of how many conflicts occur. one of the issues i have with your presentation, most of it's good, the one issue i have with your presentation is on the survey. the survey is talking to people that live in the neighborhood or city. people who use the embarcadero, whether it's the sidewalk or the
motorway, many of them are either tourists from out of town or motorist coming from outside of san francisco trying to get to the office. you're missing a whole group of people that you're not going to be able to get to. you'll have a lot of people who, unless they know what the rules as well as the promenade concerned or motorway, i think your survey is not universal. it's really touching a subsection. i have couple of ideas how you potentially could pry to reach those people to get their input. the embarcadero isn't just for the people of san francisco. it's for people from outside of san francisco. i think we're missing a huge element here. lab all the people that go on the cruise ship terminals. they are also from outside the city. they use the embarcadero to get
to the cruise ship. we're missing a huge element here. i think there are ways that you can try to get more data collection that represents all of the stakeholders. you're missing a huge chunk now. you can have signage that says if you have any comments, go on this website. i agree with senator burton. whether or not we should have bicycles on the promenade is not a debatable issue. out not a good idea. we should start addressing it. sound like the process you will use is very convoluted.
i do think we should make a decision now to proceed to figure out how to not have bicycles on promenade. i don't think where we -- i don't know why we want to wait. it doesn't have to be incremental. people will not use it. lot of people are not going to be educated enough to know in advance, unless you have a sign saying, prohibited or enforcement. once there's enforcement, the bike shops will tell all their customers, before you go out, don't ride on the promenade. it's going to be simple to reduce the behavior that you trying to get to. one is about the bicycles, when you will start changing the code and secondly, your survey data collection has to cover a larger
audience. you're not covering the entire audience that uses the embarcadero. >> thank you very much, we'll include those. >> commissioner gilman: thank you for the report. sort of echoing and trying omove us forward in a positive matter. i think one way the commissioner woo ho's point, we should have way to capture feedback as well as asking and pass more data. i want to echo. this is a study around the protected bike lanes which as i
stated previous commission, i fully support regardless of how we reroute the turns on the broadway. i think simultaneously, we need to move forward as a commission which is under our jurisdiction to ban bicycles and scooters or to come up with possibilities how to do that in our code. on the promenade.
there are other cities we can look at that got it right. there is enforcement here. i want to echo that how a study other cities and other ports accomplished this on their promenades. you're hearing from all of you, we want to see bicycle and scooters off the promenade so it's safe for pedestrians to enjoy. while we do our study, how to build protective bike lanes on
the embarcadero to have successful. >> president brandon: thank you. >> commissioner burton: we had the discussion. it was clear that the research done by park and transit, is nothing that anybody wants to get a fair idea of something. they send out, i forget how many questionnaires they got back. very small number of returns back. that's not the way to make -- it's either safe to have bikes on the promenade or it isn't. it's safe to drive under the speed limit or it isn't. i do not remember in the
legislature, well, before we reduce the speed limit, let's have a vote of the people. it's a matter of safety. saying you have to talk to abag, the best thing i remember about abag, the guy that ran it got indicted for stealing the money. we have to ask abag, which would give a vote to somebody down in marin, whether we should have bikes in the promenade. it makes to sense. it's our promenade. if the commission doesn't want to do it. that's cool. talking to abag, talking to this, talking to marin transit. that's a reason not to do something. it's our thing. it's our code.
the board of supervisors may be or may be not be able to overrule it. in my mind, when they not the bike coalition, when they had the m.t.a. who's pretty bike friendly, agrees, we shouldn't have bike. i don't know why we the port the ones dragging our footprints. talking about abag, why don't we give them authority whether or not san francisco should have fleet week. it makes no sense. >> i wanted to make couple of comments. first and foremost, we're not trying to drag our feet. what we were trying to figure out is we don't have a protective bike lane up and down the embarcadero. there's only certain segment of the waterfront where we have
that concludes my remark. that was the point of coming today was to ask if the survey instrument was well designed and if we were taking the right approach here. >> commissioner gilman: i wanted to say, i think with the added outreach that was articulated, i haven't seen the survey. i will trust your methodology and what the questions were. i would also on that outreach, could we please outreach to both the fisherman's wharf district, i like to make sure that we outreach -- i know it's not this section of the waterfront, it's important to reach out to our
c.a.c. group for the north and southeast waterfront. it's a continuous usage of it from a vehicle perspective. i'm thinking of the neighborhoods that folks along the embarcadero go to. i want to headache -- make sure from the minute you exit on the southeast sector, going to the northeast sector, if we're going to put in protective bike lanes. it is going compact traffic. beyond that i'm fine with the methodology as long as you widen the outreach.
>> thank you, that's helpful. >> commissioner burton: what is the methodology, you're studying whether people got on the bike lanes or promenade or not. are you going to study what is it you're going to study? >> senator burton, there's two areas we're focusing on. quan take -- quantitative information and qualitative. we have three quick build information done in 2019 and done couple of weeks ago. this is how many bike and scooters we got on the promenade. after the quick build goes in, we'll do it again, m.t.a. will. okay, how successful have we been? has it made any difference and solved the problem.
we want to see how it is. >> commissioner burton: which problem are we solving? we're solving the problems of the fact that more people are using bike lanes? we're solving the problem that the bike lanes aren't sufficient enough for the travel of the cyclist? >> we're looking to reduce the conflicts on the embarcadero promenade between pedestrians and all the wheel users. by creating this new protected bike lane, the intent is to draw these wheeled users off and not have to do enforcement, which is expensive. to take and create something that works and people want to use. one is physical construction of those crumples. signage to inform the riders and users that's where they should
be. third, it's a public messaging campaign that reaches out to try to encourage people to do that. >> commissioner burton: encourag e them not to violate the law? >> yes. >> essentially we're trying to see whether or not the bicyclist and scooters use the quick build area and get off at the promenade. we're trying to monitor whether or not those efforts are successful to pull the bicyclist and scooters on to the protected bikeway. >> commissioner burton: it's not going to be successful if we do not say you shall be over here. if you say, bikes and scooters, shall use -- must stay off the
promenade. that give you kind of an inclination. so many people disobey the shall, may be it says, everybody can be on the promenade whether they are. you got to have not just the suggestion. this is where you should be. from my feeling, it's just like, well, you shall do this or shall do that or that. i go back to the m.t.a. guy, says, they should be prohibited. we looking to ways no to prohibit them. it's our code.
we could but that up inbefore you do it, if we have to, i don't know if you do, we would have to put it out to the people to see if you like this law for stopping you riding there or going 75 miles an hour. you looking for way not to deal with the up and down issue of bikes on this section of the promenade. >> president brandon: thank you. any other comments?
commissioner woo ho? i think it's pretty clear that we all want to find a solution for a safe promenade. whatever we need to do to get there, will be great. i think with the protected bike lane, we do have to do some type of enforcement to make sure that is the first mode of -- lane of transportation for cyclists. no matter what we study, how we study it, we all agree that the goal is to get as many cyclists off the promenade. does that help? >> can i echo what you just
said? what i wanted to say, responding to the information that director forbes mentioned, we don't have protected bike lanes up and down. one clarifying question to understand this, because we've been collecting data and observing traffic for a long time. this is m.t.a.'s responsibility. what section of the embarcadero has had the most conflict between bicyclist and pedestrians, why does the port code if we amend it, we don't have to say 100% up and down. it can be just where the quick build is where you will not use the promenade. you can do it in stages. you can write the code and say, wherever there's a protected bike lane, will you not allow bikes on the promenade. where there are other areas
embarcadero that are further down where you don't have as many conflicts with pedestrians, may be that's future enhancement of a quick bold or other hangsment, it doesn't have to be the -- the code doesn't have to be black and white up down. it can be sectional. it can be when we have this improvement, you will follow the bike lane as president brandon said. may be that's where the biggest traffic conflict is. i don't know. all this data has been collected. hopefully we know what sections were the most conflict. i'm not sure we're giving the answer we have to wait and see and decide later. just make the decision on the areas that we can make a decision on where we can direct them to the protected bike lanes for now. other parts of the embarcadero, you can continue to be a little more flexible for the time being because there are safety issues.
i also hope those other sections are not where most of the conflicts are occurring already, according to the data. this is just a pragmatic approach here. >> the project is taking place where the greatest number of accident have occurred. the broadway intersection, the washington intersection and the mission intersection. those are sites of the biggest conflicts. m.t.a. could present a more honed response to that. we are approaching the busiest section and the one that has had the most injuries on it. we're doing a good job of matching that up.
>> thank you commissioners. indeed. when we look at conflicts, we look at collisions look the embarcadero roadway. it is broadway and washington street that really stick out. that's the other side of the coin. talking abouting -- tackling those portions of the roadway will provide people with a place to be that is safe and comfortable so they're not on the promenade. getting data on the promenade about conflicts is little bit more difficult because the numbers are low. the way you do fine conflict, it depends on who you ask. it's all about comfortable. we've done this work in the central embarcadero looking at video footage, how close people pass one another, user surveys and it really varies person-to-person.
the central embarcadero with the ferry building and water taxis, that is one of those conflict rich areas. that's why it's the focus of embarcadero safety projects. second to that, probably area northward. it depends on time of day. >> what are the key take aways from staff and m.t.a. on who we're telling you? >> you can summarize the take
aways ming and i will summarize. i think it's very clear that some, not all members of the commission have a strong preference that bikes, either be banned or strongly limited from the embarcadero promenade. we all want to see the conflicts reduced dramatically. our goal is to reduce the conflicts for the pedestrian. we're really looking at safety and security of pedestrians. we don't have a safe and protected bike lane up and down the embarcadero. where we're putting it in, where we have it already and where we're putting in are the areas we have the most conflict. we have prohibition on our wheels users. the scooters, all of them. it's really about the bikes that the point. the bicycles.
we would like more direction to work on this policy issue and if you're comfortable proposal to collect the data and come back with our recommendations. >> did hear lot of implements playing insure the survey is really more widely distributed to tenants and other not just city wide but elsewhere. kind of reaching out to the property tenants, c.b.d., c.a.c. group, bayview neighborhood. i did also hear from commissioner woo ho possibly banning bikes within the central
embarcadero area where there's a quick build protected bikeway, not necessarily up and down the waterfront. >> i would like you to figure out how to deal with tourists. that may be you deal with san francisco travel. >> i think italy a parallel -- k it's a parallel process. you should be doing something
sooner. i agree with commissioner burton on the speed limit. we have the circumstances where we don't have protected bike lanes up and down. we can't have blank the. can we do something in the areas that we can ban it more specifically and enforce and deal with it that way. that will be a learning experience by itself. >> commissioner burton: it's not brain surgery. it's going to be safer with the bike lanes if you allow motorcycles on the promenade. if you don't have the bike lane and motorcycle on the promenade. you don't need to study if
that's safer. the basic question is, would it be safer if bikes were banned from the promenade? that's the question. the answer is that's going to cause a problem here. the pressures -- it's a simple question. if it's safer to have them or you make a simple thing difficult. the question is, will it be safer, yes.
what is the downside if you totally eliminate them? that's when you get in your studies and whatever those phrases were. point a to point back to ban bicycles there. nobody could question whether or not it's a lot safer because that's where most of the pedestrians are. most of the pedestrians would be around the ferry building and some of these places. again, it's not brain surgery. obviously, it's better no bikes there. obviously, you got to figure a way to accomplish that. they have it in the city in some
unless you have to wonder, if we put in bike lanes all the way, speed bike lanes, will it be safer for pedestrians on the sidewalk? let's deal with the real problem area and see how it works. some of the bicycles -- i'm being redundant. i apologize and yield back my tame. >> president brandon: thank you. do enough direction? do you have any further questions for us? >> we appreciate. the summary provided by director
forbes and ming young. the comments by the commission they provided valuable input. you'll hear from us again. >> president brandon: are there any other questions? thank you so much. we really appreciate the presentation. very informative. >> clerk: item 12a, informational presentation on the department of homelessness and supportive housing to extend operations of the embarcadero safe navigation center at seawall lot 330 for additional 24 months. >> good afternoon i'm kim dill. today joined by --
you will be providing a quick overview of the general terms of the m.o.u. and the exercise of option conditions. hsh will provide a summary. then we'll conclude with next steps. in april of 2019, the commission gave staff the approval to power forward with an m.o.u. with h.s.h. to enter into an agreement covering approximately 46,700 feet of paid land at seawall lot 330 to construct
temporary housing facility up to 200 beds. the initial term of the agreement was for 24 months operating term with one option to extend for an additional 24 months. however, the entire time to possess the property is not to exceed 56 months. that covers construction, operation as well as demobilization of the site. the official base rent was approximately $36,800 per month. with annual 3% increases. then port provided a rent credit not to exceed $364,500 for infrastructure improvements. these improvements are ones that support benefits from that will remain after the center has left
and we're in the process of developing the site. this was for things such as plumbing, sewer line, electrical infrastructure and joint domestic and fire water and things of that nature. in order to exercise the option. there were four key objectives. there's reduction in the unhoused in the outreach zone and the outreach zone is to find the area encompassed by mark, and bay street. there needs to be increase in public safety and cleaning resources within the safety zone. regular reports of program
utilization, publicly available crime statistics and other community impacts, measures within the safety zone were supposed to be provided to port. h.s.h. and an operator, which is five keys, needed to be in compliance with the good neighbor policy. this slide is just showing again what those areas are for the safety zone and the outreach zone that i referenced previously. ly turn it -- with that, i'm going to turn it over to h.s.h. >> good afternoon. i'm emily cohen. i'm deputy director of
supportive housing. i will go through a short presentation about our operations the embarcadero safe navigation center. the embarcadero safety navigation center first opened in december 2019. just before the covid-19 pandemic. we were only couple of months in operation when the pandemic struck which really changed the entire homelessness response system across san francisco. the embarcadero navigation center continued to operate with all of the covid precautions in place. has been incredibly impactful.
over 480 guest have stayed at the embarcadero center. when the pandemic hit and we opened the shelter-in-place, we were able to move some of the most vulnerable guests not only from the embarcadero but from other congregate setting to help protect them from the spread of covid-19. we moved 29 people out of the navigation center into the hotel. these 483 guests have been served through partnership with five keys really feel strongly, they've been an incredible partner to the city and to people experiencing homelessness in our community. i want to show a quick successful rate of the operations of the embarcadero
safe navigation center. carroll is one of the guests there. she entered in early 2019. carol is actually through partnership with the goodwill, has been employed as a worker in our alternative shelter program during the pandemic. chef giving back. this experience has set her on a pathway to success. through the support she's getting from the site, that consistency of a bed, a meal and shower, she's well on our pathway to permanent housing and long-term stability through employment. this image is one of the dashboards that we provide every month to the working group to the embarcadero advisory group
as well as to the port. we used this opportunity to really highlight the number of guests, number of new intakes, destination exit, the status of each guest in terms of their pathway towards housing and as part of the agreement to the community, advisory group, we provide this each month. we review it at our regular meeting. this is data we're sharing consistently with the community. as of the end of august, this program was at full capacity which is 91 guests. the social distancing that we have implemented has kept it currently at 91 guests. we will continue to work with d.p.h. on that number.
we're asking two-year extension has outlined in the m.o.u. we're excited to continue this successful program. this option to extend is outlined in the m.o.u. and it gives specific criteria. the city needed to meet in order to proceed. i will go next into those conditions and outline how it is that we have met them. since march 2019, we have seen
90% decrease in unsheltered homelessness in that outreach. since the project opened its doors, we have seen a 77% decrease. in unsheltered individuals camping in the outreach zone. this is incredibly significant. the homeless outreach team has done a ton of work to people into the site. we worked close well a partners to make sure that area remains activated and we're regularly talking to people who are unsheltered in the area. we're conducting regular counts of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness no area and reporting those on a quarterly basis. condition b, dedicated officers within the safety zone.
people need to better understand the dashboard. we created a glossary of terms. that's something we're able to include in our report. condition d is compliance with the good neighbor policy. it includes nine components and five keys as the operator of the program. h.s.h. has complied all components of the good neighbor policy. we're proud of the work we've done to comply not only the good neighbor policy but all of the conditions outlined in the m.o.u. we know we can find room for improvement and learning. we appreciate the input of the advisory group and community
where concern have come up. wie an -- we've been able to mobilize and remain in compliant. we did share some concerns that from a few neighbors that people are not receiving responses to both text messages to the five keys. five keys look at the data and confirmed between january 2020 and august 2021, they received a total of 210 text messages. had responded to 95% of them. in an effort to increase that response rate above 95%, five keys updated trending -- training for the staff, upgraded the text alert system.
everyone will get a text message back in terms of a confirmation and personal response when it's appropriate within 24 hours. additionally we provided greater guidelines on how the public can use the text line during our advisory group meetings. we also -- i really look forward to continuing this discussion and answering any questions of the commission. thank you very much for having
me. >> hi, i'm the communications director for the port. i will be jumping in it talk more about the advisory group and their perspective. i have been working closely with the advisory group since the inception, two years ago. just as a quick recap, some of this may be review as both kim and emily referred to. so we are all on the same page. the advisory group is meeting quarterly, virtually and as needed with the regular reports being proud on a monthly basis. this is out of a decision that the advisory group need.
back in march, when we were still meeting monthly, because of the pandemic we should proceed with quarter virtual meetings with a regular report and meet as needed. if things were to warrant an additional virtual meeting between. since then, we actually have come together on couple of meetings was to talk about these very topic. whether h.s.h. and five keys inspector -- were in place.
on the city side, we have regular participation from supervisor haney's office and h.s.h. of course and the san francisco police department and the port. at our meetings, where the group was discussing the exercise conditions, there was broad consensus that h.s.h. has met option exercise condition. they would like to see some improvements. emily referred to a improvements that have been asks for throughout the journey. name, she talked about the glossary, she started referring to some of the request for increase and improve reporting. that's something h.s.h. has taken on with gusto and more recent reports you can see the improvements. they have included, new elements to the dashboard that show how
five keys is performing with the text messages and what's going on in terms of responding to request for cleanliness around the navigation center. one of the heartening comments i hear, was that beal street never looked better. there was a lot of concern for the impact that the center would have on the neighborhood. i've been pleased to see that advisory group members have been pleased. navigation member has been an asset for the community. it has become forum for problem solving where people come together, and able to quickly figure out how to respond and address issues. i will stop there and turn it back over to kim.
>> thank you, randy. our next steps will be returning to the port commission at the next meeting in october on the 26th to have a commission affirm h.s.h.'s findings, that they have met the option to exercise conditions and we can extend their term for an additional 24 months. with that, we thank you and a are available for any questions. >> president brandon: thank you, kimberly, emily and randy for the presentation. let's open up to public comment. we'll open phone lines to take public comment on item 12a for members of the public. >> clerk: thank you. at this time, we will open the queue for any one on the foreign
who would like make public comment on item 12a. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. comments will be limited to three minutes per person. the queue is now open. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. >> president brandon: do we have anyone on the phone? >> clerk: yes. we have four callers on the line at the moment. >> caller: good afternoon president brandon director forbes and commissioners. this is alice rogers, vice chair of the embarcadero safe navigation center advisory group. i want to thank you for having this hearing on the performance thus far of the navigation
center. including the performance moat tricks as part of the initial lease agreement has given our advisory group a useful set of markers. as detailed in our letter to you, after reviewing the two years of data reports, related to the center along with a comment we were seeing during the course of the meeting. the navigation center satisfied all account. there are areas which we can work together to see even better performance. there has been a high level of engagement around this project. as a result of the performance
metrics, we have set ourselves a work plan to build better communication. i this do thins this changes supporting the system. i appreciate the opportunity to help make the center a positive and constructive tool and the larger effort needed and sheltered services. >> president brandon: next caller please. >> caller: , i am the site director of embarcadero
since i've been home for about 15 to 20 years. they provided so many services here. i don't think i can change my life. i'm trying to change my life. they are the ones that made it possible for me to do that. thank you. >> president brandon: thank you. next caller please. >> caller: this is rick dickerson, i'm one of the co-chairs of the advisory group. i'll keep my comments very short. i agree with much of what alice said and sort of lot information
in the letter and the recommendation that we put forward. i'm very pleased that every one who's come to the table under our advisory group has work diligently to help solve problems that have come up as they always do in these types of situations. i think that it's been an effect group in being able to allow members of the community to come in, voice concerns and have members support sfpd and h.s.h. all talk and discuss how to go forward and mitigate whatever type of issues have come up. i think it's going to be a useful tool going forward. all that said, one of the things
that discussed quite a bit at the meetings, the last few months, we really haven't seen what the overall effect what the navigation center will be. everybody had assumed it will be full occupancy for well over a year, year and a half by the time we get to this point. we haven't seen that yet. one thing i would stress, just like in the initial opening of the navigation center, there was to be some sort of ramp up period where we were able to take pause every three months and then have more residents come in. we would encourage that take place during the time period. we haven't really seen it on program full capacity. all that said, i look forward to
working next couple of years with continuing to keep the center integrated well into the community. >> president brandon: any other callers? >> caller: we have one last caller on the line. >> caller: hello. >> clerk: please go ahead. >> caller: i was pretty much the second wave of people that came to navigation. basically i was homeless for five years. i have three part-time jobs including working for the giants which i'm excited about. the navigation center, i'm grateful and fortunate to be here because being homeless is
very hard. when you have to work and having three part-time jobs. i have a safe place over my head, a shower and three meals a day. i lost 38 pounds during the covid. i've been able to lower my blood pressure and everybody that is here including the workers, the counselors, case managers, the volunteers and even the people that stay here are all wonderful. we pretty much like big family here. i'm very grateful for being here. that's pretty much it. i love being here. take care. >> president brandon: thank you. any other callers? >> clerk: at this time, there are no other callers on the phone wishing to make public
comment. >> president brandon: thank you. public comment is closed. commissioner gilman question >> commissioner gilman: thank you everyone for the report. i supported the navigation center when it became part of the port commission. i'm happy to see that the advisory committee and the neighbors are embracing it and seeing that when we provide our brothers and sisters with place to be at night, individuals can thrive, communities do not face dig tremendous allegation. thank you. >> commissioner woo ho: thank you for this positive report. i think it's amazing that we do not have neighbors calling in
with their concerns. i remember we went through many meetings with their concerns. i think it's constructed really well. i am support of the extension i have two questions. i like to understand, does get the monthly san francisco police department crime statistics dashboard. i will be interested knowing since the navigation center has been in place, obviously even with covid pandemic, what is the trend line? whether it's is the crime statistics the same down? just trend? i'm more interested understanding. this was such a huge area of concern that crime will be going up. i like it know that may be we actually did tackle this and
statistics are showing at a different result. which i like to know what that result is. >> trend lines have been significantly lower. partially due to the pandemic. fewer tourists in the area. one of the things we do when we do these comparisons, we compare the crime categories in the navigation center to the rest of the city. the crime category is consistent. the trend lines themselves we do
provide a comparison over the last four years. you can see how this year's monthly totals compared to the previous three years. in those regards, we tend to be lower than 2019 and 2018. we're just now getting little bit higher than 2020. that's really a function of the fact that beginning of this commission meeting, we spoke about all the events going on in the city. for example, the giants games are in-person now. with attendance. we do occasionally get more auto break-ins. >> commissioner gilman: that's positive to hear. >> commissioner woo ho: i'm glad to hear that we've met that expectation of the neighborhood and the community at the same time, taking care of our more
unfortunate citizens here. my other question is for the port, not related to the navigation center. we are obviously negotiating agreements in term what is the long-term usage. i would like to understand that this extension and timeline, i do remember when we put this together that if there was a timeline that we have to revert back to the development program that we have to the site. we have a long-term usage. i like to get some confirmation that this two-year extension is not interfere or conflict with what we are planning to do despite long-term.
in accordance with it. >> thank you. >> president brandon: commission er burton? >> commissioner burton: i love the work. we spent lot of time down there. it was kind of concern when you have a place recovering addicts going next a place, you do have more recovering addicts got nervous, they are proven to be wonderful neighbors. i wish we could have more centers and better centers like this to take care of the increasing homeless population in the city. >> president brandon: thank you.
again, kimberly, emily and randy, thank you for the presentation. i think this has to be securist and cleanest areas in the entire city. that's just a testament how well this particular facility is being run. i have couple of questions regarding capacity and just wondering -- i guess my question is, if there are 483 people that have received services, what percentage of those go into permanent housing or other services? how many go back out into the streets? >> thank you very much president brandon. in terms of exits from the
program, we have had relatively small number of exits to housing. we moved over 2500 people in shelter-in-place in hotels. opening of 25 new buildings. because of that, we've within focusing honor resources on people leaving the shelter-in-place so they do not return to the streets. simultaneously, we did pause the process of having time limits at any of our congregate shelter so people staying there will not be returning to the streets. seven people have been housed
and we have nine percent of the current case load is in the process moving into housing. we are working with the remaining guests now to complete their assessments and to get their documents in order to move into housing. it's a little bit complicated. the system shifted as we moved through the pandemic. as we're coming into recovery, more and more housing resources are going back to the community, which includes folks staying at our congregate shelter setting including the navigation center. >> president brandon: to go from 179 unsheltered individual and to 18, how does that happen when there's to solidarity -- so many homeless individuals in san francisco? >> it's a combination of factors.
we are going to outreach to people living in the area. the bulk of the successes, most of those people who are camped in the area are among those 400 plus people who have been in the site. we also have outreach teams in the area regularly talking to folks. if they are not interested in coming in the navigation center or there's not a bed available for them. leeing them know about other resources in the community. so we can move them into a place that is suited for them. there's a combination of inviting people in, activating the streets, working in partnership with sfpd to address any illegal behavior that might be going on. >> president brandon: the outreach zone only people within the outreach zone can go into this particular facility?
>> that was the original intent when designed. given the pandemic we have centralized our placement process. people in the outreach zone continue to have a priority. we are also bringing in people who are discharged from hospitals or other systems related to part of that pandemic response. we continue to outreach to people in the area but know that all of our services are serving part of the covid response now. >> president brandon: okay. i guess i'm really trying to figure out if you have 179 people and 150 of those people rejected services, now they are no longer there, where are they? >> many of them are potentially in the shelter-in-place. we took 29 people out of the embarcadero. we also moved over nearly 2000
people off the streets into shelter-in-place hotel. >> president brandon: i'm very supportive of this navigation center. it seems that the homeless situation is increasing throughout the rest of the city. i know that we have a site here that can take up to 200 people. it seems to have great numbers. great reputation, extremely safe. very low crime. i'm hoping we can do this in other places in the city and really attempt to tackle this situation.
>> we're struggling to meet the needs of everybody on the street. more needs we can meet, it needs to be done with partnership with strong collaboration with the community. >> president brandon: i think the working, the advisory committee for this navigation center along with the port and the police and everyone one else engaged, five keys. that's the model. i think that needs to happen everywhere. it takes a community. it takes a group to make it successful. this really is the model. i want to really thank the port advisory group, the port staff. the officers, every one engaged
in this h.s.h. particularly for providing all the services and funding. i think this a model. i hope that as covid lifts or as capacity increases, we can definitely help more individuals who are homeless. thank you. i look forward to seeing you on october 26th. next item please. >> clerk: item 13a, request approval of a resolution authorizing executive director to enter into a new feasibility cost agreement. this is resolution number 2143. >> thank you.
president brandon, vice president adams thank you for having me speak to you about the army corps of engineers flood study. i'm the project manager for the flood study. the main intent of this presentation today is to request approval to enter into a new feasibility cost sharing agreement. i'll give an update where we are with the study. then request approval to enter into a new agreement. we entered into a partnership with the army corps of engineers to analyze current and future flood risks starting in 2018 with our original feasibility cost sharing agreement. the port is a local sponsor in
this study. it is called the san francisco waterfront coastal flood study. again, we're partnership with the army corps of engineers. we are analyzing the entire 7.5 miles. the port is leading a robust community and stakeholder outreach effort. the study is 50-50 cost share. if a federal interest is found, the federal government will fund 65% of the design and the construction of the project. the port entered the original feasibility cost sharing agreement in 2018 for $3 million in three years.
in may 2020, it was amended to add an additional $3 million. but no additional time was added when we added the $3 million. it brought the study cost up to total $6 million. that feability cost sharing agreement expired in september 2021. again it's a 50-50 match between the federal government and the port of san francisco. under the original feasibility cost sharing agreement, we had a several accomplishments. the study is complex and challenging and it presents some technical challenges that we've had to work through. we have made some great strides. the port has performed or contributed to all of this work.
planned formulation, what we do is, we have identified conceptual measures and alternatives for hydraulic and coastal engineering it's a technical work for modeling storms. under economics, we've developed all asset inventory which is used to compare the future conditions with and without a project. environmental planning, we have existing conditions for sections prepared for the majority of subjects covered under ceqa.
this is showing some of the work that we have done so far. the modeling a inthe analysis is identifying assets that are at risk. assets are showing assets at risk during the 2030 and 2040 time period. great number of asset there is that are at risk. the conditions that we're looking at is flooding conditions that would happen if no project were built. if no flood risk mitigation project were built. this is what the flooding conditions would look like. these are the assets that would be at risk. what's highlighted here, you can see in the box, there are lots of different types of assets that are at risk. we have people, residents, computers and workers. we have miles of transportation of roadways, railway, muni and
bart. very important facilities located in this area, including fire stations, wastewater facilities, businesses and many other facilities. these are all assets that are at risk if we do not address future flooding conditions. this is the next steps for where we are in the flood study. we're continuing to work with the army corps of engineers. there's a new national team that's been assigned to work on this project. we got to this point of having a new national team by meeting with -- having several meetings with different levels of the army corps including generals from the headquarters. we were very lucky to have president brandon and director forbes participate to help communicate the importance of
proceeding with this flood study. we're very thankful and appreciative to have their participation and their help with this. it helps to get this decision by the army corps of engineers to assign this new national team. the new team has experience with mega flood studies, which is a thing. they also are taking a new approach to this flood study to take into account multihazards. they'll be looking at flood and seismic risks to develop a program for resiliency. this is a new way for the army corps to address projects. we'll be looking to coordinate with other federal agencies that may get involved or be able to get involved with portions of
resilience program. it could include fema, hud or noaa. we'll continue to do that work and report back to the commission as we move forward with that. again, we're here for today as for approval to into a new feedsability -- feasibility shows sharing agreement. with help of president brandon and director forbes, army corps of engineers aboved a waiver package. under under preview now by the assistant secretary of the army. the waiver package includes the same information that will requesting in the feasibility cost sharing agreement. which is an additional four years and two months and additional $10 million to complete the study.
that will bring the total study cost up to $16 million. and total of 86 months. it's a 50-50 cost share which is sometimes referred as a 50-50 by the army corps. this is the set up for the new feasibility cost sharing agreement that we're requesting approval for. again, it will be 50-50 match for a total of $8 million from the army corps and $8 million from the port. this request is additional $5 million from the port. this feasibility cost sharing agreement includes an accelerated fund clause. the original feasibility cost
sharing agreement includinged the same clause. that clause allows the port to fund the army corps to move the study forward while they are waiting for certain federal funds to be in place. we do anticipate waiver approval that, the army corps's funding will be in place by january 2020 at the earliest. this is it. this is the next steps for us. there are several actions, three actions here. the port commission approval of the feasibility cost sharing agreement. the army corps of engineers has the waiver package with the assistant secretary of the army. the assistant secretary will approve that package. we'll go to the board of
supervisors for approval for the final preview to and off on the feasibility cost sharing agreement. then the district jeers and port director will sign the new feasibility cost sharing agreement. that's it. thank you very much. if anyone has any questions, i'll be happy to answer them. >> president brandon: thank you, kelly. wonderful presentation. commissioners, can i have a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> president brandon: thank you. we'll open it up to public comment. we'll take public comment on 13a. >> clerk: thank you. at this time, we will open the queue for anyone on the phone
who like to make public comment on item 13a. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. the system will let you know when your line is open. please dial star 3 if you wish to make public comment. >> president brandon: do we have anyone on the phone? >> clerk: at this time, there are no members of the public on the phone. >> president brandon: thank you. public comment is closed. commissioner gilman? >> commissioner gilman: i support the item. >> commissioner woo ho: i'm glad we're able to access this funding to do this important
project. thank you. >> commissioner burton: no questions, just a wonderful report. >> president brandon: this is a wonderful report. this is incredible. that we are at the point where it is on the secretary's desk. this is four years in the making. i know the original request, it was $20 million. just to get $8 million a piece is phenomenal. i want to thank you, brad, elaine and the entire team for getting us here and finding this funding so we can do this study and be able to really start on the improvements to our seawall. thank you. >> thank you so much. it is a big milestone. thank you. >> president brandon: thank you.
roll call vote. [roll call vote]. >> president brandon: motion passes unanimously. resolution 2143 is adopted. next item please. >> clerk: item 14 is new business. >> president brandon: i think there were couple of items on new business? >> i have couple of items. update on right sizing the vendors and having a legal program on the waterfront with a presentation from mena who is
our contractor helping us with the vendors doing outreach. number two, a look at businesses that are yet to reopen and vacancies along the port property. number three, update to understand the port's leasing strategy related to vacancies and businesses that are behind on rent. is there other new business? >> president brandon: thank you very much. can i have a motion to adjourn? >> i make a motion to adjourn. >> second. >> president brandon: roll call vote please. [roll call vote]
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small town. so small, that my dad's brother is married to one of my mom's sisters. it's that small. a lot of folks from that town are here in the city. like most immigrant families, my parents wanted a better life for us. my dad came out here first. i think i was almost two-years-old when he sent for us. my mom and myself came out here. we moved to san francisco early on. in the mission district and moved out to daily city and bounced back to san francisco. we lived across the street from the ups building. for me, when my earliest memories were the big brown trucks driving up and down the street keeping us awake at night. when i was seven-years-old and i'm in charge of making sure we get on the bus on time to get to school. i have to make sure that we do our homework. it's a lot of responsibility for a kid. the weekends were always for family. we used to get together and whether we used to go watch a
movie at the new mission theater and then afterwards going to kentucky fried chicken. that was big for us. we get kentucky fried chicken on sunday. whoa! go crazy! so for me, home is having something where you are all together. whether it's just together for dinner or whether it's together for breakfast or sharing a special moment at the holidays. whether it's thanksgiving or christmas or birthdays. that is home. being so close to berkley and oakland and san francisco, there's a line. here you don't see a line. even though you see someone that's different from you, they're equal. you've always seen that. a rainbow of colors, a ryan bow of personalities. when you think about it you are supposed to be protecting the
kids. they have dreams. they have aspirations. they have goals. and you are take that away from them. right now, the price is a hard fight. they're determined. i mean, these kids, you have to applaud them. their heart is in the right place. there's hope. i mean, out here with the things changing everyday, you just hope the next administration makes a change that makes things right. right now there's a lot of changes on a lot of different levels. the only thing you hope for is for the future of these young kids and young folks that are getting into politics to make the right move and for the folks who can't speak. >> dy mind motion. >> even though we have a lot of fighters, there's a lot of voice less folks and their voiceless because they're scared. >> how i really started my
advocacy was through my own personal experiences with discrimination as a trans person. and when i came out as trans, you know, i experienced discrimination in the workplace. they refused to let me use the women's bathroom and fired me. there were so many barriers that other trans folks had in the workplace. and so when i finished college, i moved out to san francisco in the hopes of finding a safer community. >> and also, i want to recognize our amazing trans advisory committee who advises our office as well as the mayor, so our transadvisory community members, if they could raise their hands and you
could give a little love to them. [applause] >> thank you so much for your help. my leadership here at the office is engaging the mayor and leadership with our lgbt community. we also get to support, like, local policy and make sure that that is implemented, from all-gender bathrooms to making sure that there's lgbt data collection across the city. get to do a lot of great events in trans awareness month. >> transgender people really need representation in politics of all kinds, and i'm so grateful for clair farley because she represents us so
intelligently. >> i would like to take a moment of silence to honor all those folks that nicky mentioned that we've lost this year. >> i came out when i was 18 as trans and grew up as gay in missoula, montana. so as you can imagine, it wasn't the safest environment for lgbt folks. i had a pretty supportive family. i have an identical twin, and so we really were able to support each other. once i moved away from home and started college, i was really able to recognize my own value and what i had to offer, and i think that for me was one of the biggest challenges is kind of facing so many barriers, even with all the privilege and access that i had. it was how can i make sure that i transform those challenges into really helping other people. we're celebrating transgender
awareness month, and within that, we recognize transgender day of remembrance, which is a memorial of those that we have lost due to transgender violence, which within the last year, 2019, we've lost 22 transgender folks. think all but one are transgender women of color who have been murdered across the country. i think it's important because we get to lift up their stories, and bring attention to the attacks and violence that are still taking place. we push back against washington. that kind of impact is starting to impact trans black folks, so
it's important for our office to advocate and recognize, and come together and really remember our strength and resilience. as the only acting director of a city department in the country, i feel like there's a lot of pressure, but working through my own challenges and barriers and even my own self-doubt, i think i've been try to remember that the action is about helping our community, whether that's making sure the community is housed, making sure they have access to health care, and using kind of my access and privilege to make change. >> i would like to say something about clair farley. she has really inspired me. i was a nurse and became disabled. before i transitioned and after i transitioned, i didn't know what i wanted to do. i'm back at college, and clair farley has really impressed on me to have a voice and to have
agency, you have to have an education. >> mayor breed has led this effort. she made a $2.3 million investment into trans homes, and she spear headed this effort in partnership with my office and tony, and we're so proud to have a mayor who continues to commit and really make sure that everyone in this city can thrive. >> our community has the most resources, and i'm very happy to be here and to have a place finally to call home. thank you. [applause] >> one, two, three. [applause] >> even in those moments when i do feel kind of alone or unseen or doubt myself, i take a look at the community and the power of the supportive allies that are at the table that really help me to push past that. being yourself, it's the word
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