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>> good morning. this is is the transportation authority board. >> commissioner mandelman. >> present. commissioner mar. >> present. commissioner melgar. >> present. >> commissioner peskin. >> present. >> commissioner preston. >> present. commissioner ronen. >> present. commissioner safai. >> present. commissioner stefani. >> present. >> commissioner walton. >> present. >> chair we have a quorum. >> thank you. would you like to make an announcement about public
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comment. >> public comment is available for each item via telephone by calling 415-655-0001 access code 249694401967. pound pound you will be a participant. to comment press 3 to be added the queue to speak. do not press 3 again or you will be removed. you will be allowed two minute goes to speak. calls are taken in the order receive. speak slowly, clearly and tun down your television or radio. >> item 2. chair report. >> we have a presentation on the
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thanksportation authority 2021 annual report from executive director chang. we have a lot to be proud of and a lot more work ahead. we allocated $100 million in local funds for transit, streets and bike lanes. infrastructure and paratransit service and the subsidy program for seniors and people with disabilities cut off for transited access due to the pandemic. we saw the streetscape and improvements and the geary, jefferson street plaza, fisherman's wharf, safer sidewalks and crosswalks and the launch of the permanent city-wide closed streets network. we successfully advocated for $30 million in federal funds to restore transit service and
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secured $18 million for the west side rehabilitation on yerba buena island. several long-range planning including 2015 and updated climate action plan which we will hear more today. all of this will inform our san francisco plan 2050 update to be completed this year. all of this requires ongoing funding in the next couple months we will finalize a new 30 year spending plan for the sales tax on the november ballot. we benefit from the participation and dedication of the community members who stepped up to serve on the expenditure plan advisory committee. thank you to all of them. i was able to join some of those members and our staff with the sales tax town hall last week. i want to thank everyone. as we heard before, prop k sales
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tax program successfully leveraged the value over the past 30 years this. is a boost to many transportation priorities including caltrain expansion and muni program and the charging stations especially given the federal resources available through the infrastructure bill. thank you, colleagues, i look forward to continued work together in progress in 2022. finally before i conclude, i want to honor and recognize our transportation authority board clerk brittany milton, i am sad to say her last day is today. brittany has been a joy to work with as chair and instrumental in keeping the board on track and accessible to the public. she graceful lehman aged the unique challenges.
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we wish you the best in your future adventures. i conclude my remarks. we should open this up to public comment. >> clerk: no public comment. >> please go ahead and call our consent agenda items 4-8. >> we are on item 3. approval of minutes. >> thank you. i missed that. please call item 3. approval of the minutes. i don't see any comments from colleagues. let's open this up to public comment. >> there is no public comment. >> public comment on item 3 is closed. is there a motion to approve the
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minutes? >> i am going to say vice chair peskin moved that. i will say seconded by commissioner preston. please call the roll. >> commissioner chan. >> aye. >> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner moore. >> aye. >> commission melgar. >> aye. >> commissioner peskin. >> aye. >> commissioner preston. >> aye. >> commissioner safai.
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>> absent. commissioner stefani. >> aye. >> commissioner walton. >> aye. >> we have 10 ayes. the minutes are approved. >> thank you, madam clerk. is it possible for monaco barnett to turn her camera off. thank you. now, madam clerk, can you call the concept be agenda items 4-8. >> concept agenda for approved as january 11th board meeting. staff is not planning to present but is available for questions. >> thank you, madam clerk.
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no comments or questions. consent agenda. >> so moved. >> moved by commissioner walton. >> seconded by commissioner chan. madam clerk, please call the roll. >> commissioner chan. >> aye. >> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner moore. >> aye. >> commissioner melgar. >> aye. >> commissioner peskin. >> aye. >> commissioner preston. >> aye. >> commissioner ronen. >> aye. >> commissioner safai. >> aye. >> commissioner stefani. >> aye. >> commissioner walton. >> aye. >> we have 11 ayes. the consent agenda has final approval. >> please call item 9.
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>> final approval on first appearance. adopt the 2021 annual report. action item. >> director chang. >> good morning. it is my pleasure to present the 2021 annual report which is a team effort by the whole agency. it is a privilege to work with them every day. they are hardworking public servants. i want to appreciate your leadership as well as vice chair peskin and your legislative aids for guidance throughout the year and we could not do our work without them. >> next slide. as you know our role here not only the ta for the sales tax and fund approval for administrator but other sources as well including voter approved registration fees.
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tnc tax and program. management agency, one of the nine counties in the bay area providing this role to coordinate investment and planning. we update the county wide plan every four years. treasure island is a hat our staff wears serving you in your capacity as timma board. we lead the capital projects on the flee way network including the ramp projects in san francisco proper as well as treasure island and yerba buena. we generally bring this to you every year in the four categories of work here. plan, deliver, repeat. we are very committed to transparency and accountability. a lot of reporting throughout the year as well. first in terms of planning. here is a chart of some of the work we completed in 2021 as
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well as look ahead for 2022. i was pleased to present the work for the prior year and want to take this opportunity to confirm what we hear as your priorities for the coming year. i will continue the planned bay area work we did last year in conjunction with city and regional partners. that moves to implementation in 2022. i want to appreciate commissioner ronen and mandelman and mar. those that served. we have a lot of work ahead to implement with the region with all of the san francisco priorities included. that was not easy. we were able to get that in. very important that we have the federal bill and state surplus funds to do the financial engineering to make sure we have local sales tax for local match. these planning studies in 2021 do continue on in some form in
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2022. for example the transbay rail crossing studies with bart. that will also be connected to our west side subway work, and we have smaller studies. the school transportation study we plan to finish in the coming year. in terms of our neighborhood program there is a planning side and capital side. hopefully these will be familiar to you all as sort of a summary of the initiatives in each district. either advance last year in the planning side or capital project side. things like the d4 mobility study and great highway concept evaluation report and golden gate access or jfk study. new funding approved for
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district 7 ocean avenue action plan we heard the completion of the study as quick build in district 7 under commissioner melgar. we are working on district 10 caltrain study. in the coming year we will going to be seeing a bunch of additional work on that front and the caltrain realm in general. we have the bike lanes on jefferson street. they opened last year funded from the neighborhood program in prop k. western addition pedestrian study. the buchanan antibunch of signal projects and other projects in district 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. you will see some of the rib been cuttings. this is a -- ribbon-cuttings.
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thank you for working. these moments take years to come to fruition from the neighborhood planning to design work to gathering funding to finally celebrate opening for the public to enjoy these investments. they range from the small to the large. things like tenderloin safe streets and 20-mile per hour zone. we are proud to support that funding. those are groundbreaking projects even if they are modest in size. turning to funding. last year we were able to allocate with your guidance $94 million of prop k. in a normal year this would be in the $110 million range. we were pleased to see after significant drops in the first and second years of the pandemic we were able to see the revenues come up again. hopefully that trend will continue. we monitor that monthly.
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we administrators in general hundreds of open grants $437 million worth. that takes a lot of monitoring and oversight by our whole team with support from eric's capital project team. in 2021 you approved the strategic plan to see and take a snapshot where we are and for the remaining years of the program which is authorized in 2033 set those programming plans up for the remaining years. of course, we do hope in the fall to go to the voters to reset the sales tax. i will mention in just a second. before that i will run through the accomplishments from 2021 as well look ahead to 2022. as the chair mentioned with commissioner ronen's help we were able to secure $30 million
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in hardship funds from m.t.c. grateful for the support to help with service restoration. the federal grant couldn't come at better time for the bridges project. we prepare to start construction in the spring season. there is a lot of progress on the downtown rail station and ensure was we as the city you approved $30 million of local bond financing for tjpa, that was paired with contributions from other partners, funding partners in the region including caltrain, high speed rail and others. moving to 2022. this will be a big year for the state to develop investment plans for various state gas tax
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programs, fd1 that was approved a few years ago. the program called solutions for congested corridors. we work with m.t.a. and agencies in san francisco and ourselves to make sure we are putting up strong applications for projects in each of these categories. we just received notice from the federal government the infrastructure bill will be implemented by the u.s. department of transportation. a number of calls for projects are coming out this year. i believe we will all be busy writing grants and trying to make sure we have the best projects going forward not just in terms of design but also the local match. as you know the local funds include m.t.a. money and others which is important as seed money to grow project to appointed that they are ready for grants
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and make sure we have local match. we are competing nationally for this valuable funding across the program. that brings me to the sales tax reauthorization which we are grateful to chair mandleman you and the board called us to start preparing last year. you appointed the process and committee with strong community support from community groups. they are hard at work. they have been seven our eight meetings. we want to thank them for leading the process. that included not just the meetings which happen every two weeks or so but also two town halls one which chair mandleman addressed last week as well as extensive outside additional public outreach to cbos in
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2022 we will bring the work and recommendations to you. in february just around the corner two meetings left. we have been some approvals at m.t.c. and back to you as board of supervisors to consider placing the measure on the november 22 ballot. we are grateful to the voters. this is the third time to reauthorize the third measure for the voters to consider. that is because so many projects have been successfully delivered with our sponsor agencies as well. thank you. here at ta we have seen a lot of really important public debate and information sharing through the hearing. these included regular hearings on transportation recovery, s.f.m.t.a. muni and bart last year. better market street and capital
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project updates and electrification as well as each of you have been amazing work and we appreciate your leading san francisco's representation on major bodies such as m.t.c., abag, quality management and caltrain and bart as well as bridge district. in terms of delivery, capital project delivery 2021 and looking ahead to 2022. a number of big projects that we have been investing in for years will come to fruition. opening of the central subway will be exciting. testing is underway there. they will be in testing phase very soon. look for that this coming year. we will continue to track and help agencies implementing agencies to deliver the neighborhood program. smaller projects in every district as well as open our
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south gate road interchange project mid 2022 as well. moving forward we initiated some major capital project planning bringing forward the 19th avenue west side subway request with planning department and bart and caltrain. the station study the planning department is leading will move to the next phase. we are continuing to work on the pennsylvania avenue extension, 1012hv lanes, state caltrans with an approval role. we are continuing to work on ramps in the geneva avenue and balboa area and pilots on treasure island. you have heard us talk about this a lot. just to say? is abition year for the caltrain
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downtown rail extension. it received entry to the fta funding. congratulations to joint powers authority there. strong supported as well as the funding for our agency and the work we are supporting on the executive steering committee and integrated project team. taylor, our program manager in collaboration with five other agencies. high-speed rail means from the central valley to silicone valley. we are strong supporters of the high-speed rail and business plan and the e.i.r. work we contributed to last year. we hope the governor will come to agreement so as state we can be competitive for the federal infrastructure grant funds. here is just some snapshots of
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the prop k funded muni fleet replacement program. multiyear long-range program across m.t.a. rubber tire and rail program. m.t.a. is replacing buses, light rail vehicle, care transit vans. you have seen that over the last year. it is the main driver, top driver of the bond program that we have financed in order to help support delivery of all of these new vehicles that the public has appreciated and enjoyed. thank you. next slide. vision zero. thank you for your work and leadership on that. you have spent a lot of work in your districts bringing projects forward and redoing the agency policies and having the hearing last fall on the vision zero action strategy.
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the pedestrian projects many across the city in form of quick builds and other forms as well. we support the education programs through the education classes and other events. all of these have really important benefits for wellness and for connection as the city is protected by lane networks matures. delivering transportation projects means keeping the city roads and infrastructure in good repair. this translates to jobs. we are supporting not just mobility and access and safety. good well paying jobs continue to move forward as traffic is low. i want to appreciate our partner agencies forgetting this work done. you are seeing the state of our
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streets improve over time. the rating has been rising which is fantastic. that is a long term strategy when mayor lee was mayor. that is wonderful to see the results. we are not done. we have a lot more to go. signals and signage supports bicycle safety and traffic safety and pedestrian access and curb ramps and traffic calming. we will keep that going in 2022, of course. our pnc traffic mitigation task has been lower than protected as well as many other sources during the pandemic. we were able to helpual locate $3 million to the vision zero quick-build program. last year and we were active as the c p.u.c. addressed the
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driver less automobiles. crews and permits,mp.u.c. and ensuring we have as much transparency and accountability in reporting as possible as the state grants them permission to move intona truly driver less testing need and deployment need on san francisco's roadways. these are a few snapshots. the registration fee is $10 per vehicle per year approved in 2010. we completed call for projects among the agency sponsors will bring the recommendations to you in the spring. these are the projects funded in 2021. western addition plan implementation, potrero, repair and mission geneva pavement
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repair as well. t fda are projects funded by the district revenues we receive to improve air quality and lower emissions. you will see these here and other types of projects are eligible. we see a lot of bicycle parking and other types of outreach to encourage mode shift. that is the plan, fund, deliver. now the reporting. we completed the clean audit for the financials year in 2021. appreciation to cynthia and her team for going above and beyond in doing the certificate of achievement more excellence in financial reporting process two years in a row. we were able to help expand our bond proceeds $248 million were
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spent timely by may of 21. cynthia and her team secured our new resolving credit agreement at lower cost. thank you very much to the finance team. here we are organizational initiative. we had multiyear racial equity and work force excellence at ta. year two alongside other sister agency in the city. that has started to show up in our members in terms of procurement, recruitment and hiring and staff demographics for reporting on the progress at future meeting in the spring. work force excellence initiative includes our hope to complete the salary survey every three years and update job descriptions and particularly potentially moving to different phase of work for timma side of the organization.
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with that i want to extend and echo the thanks on behalf of the entire team to you and your staff. we look forward to continuing to serve you and the public from 2022. moving to recovery phase and being able to observe perhaps the new work patterns that will emerge, supporting transit agencies and making sure we constantly deliver and secure the funds for priorities. thank you very much. >> thank you director chang and your staff. it is an impressive list of accomplishments and work to do. on behalf of the board, thank you. open to public comment.
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>> no callers. >> there is a caller. they just raised their hand. >> david pill plow. good morning. in the future i would prefer the annual report and executive director's report as separate items that occurred last year. they have a different focus than the monthly director's report is missing today. i have no particular comments on the draft annual report. it is comprehensive. there is a lot going on. i have heard a few minutes ago that brittany is leaving. i wanted to thank her for her work. i hope the high standards
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continue at s.f.c.t.a. with regard to notices and agendas and the attachments. i wish her well in the future. thanks for listening. >> thank you, caller. there are no more callers. >> public comment on item 9 is closed. is there a motion to approve item 9? >> so moved. >> moved by commissioner melgar. >> second. >> second ronen. >> thank you, commissioner ronen. please call the roll. >> item 9. commissioner chang. >> aye. >> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner mar.
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>> aye. >> commissioner melgar. >> aye. >> commissioner peskin. >> aye. >> commissioner preston. >> aye. >> commissioner ronen. >> aye. >> commissioner safai. >> aye. >> commissioner stefani. >> aye. >> 11 ayes. the item has final approval. >> thank you. please call item 10. >> san francisco's climate action plan. 2021 update. information item. >> we have visited by cindy from sfe. >> thank you for having me. today i am going to provide an
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informational item on the san francisco 2021 climate action plan. in 2021 which was a milestone for the city. this slide shows the agenda. i have a lot to cover. i will go through the information quickly. i am also available for questions after the presentation. i will be joined by director chan. at this time i don't need to preach to the board about climate change. we know our action for the next decade are critical. our climate action plan really has three main objectives. one, provide comprehensive road map for the city to almost
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eliminate greenhouse gases and advance racial and social equity. it points to the future goals of the city. we have established a net zero goal by 2040. lastly, san francisco is part of an international community. we have committed to the paris agreement and we are called upon the leader in the global compact for climate change. just to start off. this slide shows our baseline emissions. san francisco emits 4.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. the transportation sector is the largest portion of our climate inclusion. 47% falls by building operations.
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if we take a deeper dive into the 47% of transportation we can see the majority of the emissions are from private automobiles. cars and trucks. followed by mir i time equipment and small percentage from public transportation. i want to talkabout our princip. the strategy in action that eliminated greenhouse gases but also that we evaluated them through the slides. one we wanted to prioritize in the beginning. racial and social equity. we want to make sure the strategies that we improve the equitable distribution of climate benefits and try to
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eliminate disparities and try to eliminate some of the root causes of racism. we know that climate action has a wide range of benefits especially to the most vulnerable residents. we are looking at the health benefits of climate action. next we want to make sure that the climate action plan addresses economic recovery and transition. we want to make sure as we transition to low carbon that we create pathways for jobs. we want to make sure our strategies not only support climate action but support adaptation and resilience so that we are preparing and anticipating for the inevitable impact of climate change and the risks associated with that. the development was immersive
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and collaborative effort. from the city perspective we worked with experts from 20 departments. we also did a very elaborate engagement with. [indiscernable] we engaged over 200,000 people. engaged with 6,000. seminars and public service and the perspective of the city department really drove the programs in this plan today. so this slide shows the different sectors addressed within our climate plan. the plan addressed transportation, housing,
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building. within each of these sectors we established goals. these goals are aligned. i will not read through all of these. we are here to focus on transportation. the transportation goals by 2030, trips are low carbon and we have 25% of the vehicles electric. by 2040, 100% of vehicles electric. we can mention that the interactions with transportation at the other sectors in the plan. now, i will take a deeper dive into the transportation and land use chapter of the climate action plan. in the land use and
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transportation section was really worked on cta, s.f.m.t.a. and planning department were the three departments that drove this chapter within climate action plan. given transportation and 47% emissions was one of the most challenging and strategic chapters within the plan. here the slide shows the different strategies and actions that are in the transportation and land use sector. i want to give some examples of the different types of strategies. it really focuses on building up our public transportation system, shifting away from driving to walking, biking and other low carbon modes. looking at increasing density and diversity of land uses to
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make sure we collocate by public transit. making sure we are utilizing equitable ways to san francisco getting around by nondriving modes so that it would be around potential e.m.t. tax. the pricing study would unfold. the project would fall under equitable pricing. there is also opportunities to better market our parking to be more efficient. also, you can see on the right side of the slider row emotion vehicles are a part of making sure we are able to achieve our net zero goal. just to give you some very specific strategies that are within this chapter that might
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have been addressed earlier today in the presentations. you heard about funding and implementing recommendations from connect sf from that transit corridor study and the muni forward plan. we want to implement 50 miles of the plan including 30 miles of transit only lanes making sure we upgrade productive network and adding 20 miles in 2025. even though congestion pricing is on pause. to combat greenhouse gases. cta is lead for regional and federal legislation. it pertains to gas taxes and the application of road user
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charges. this slide shows the greenhouse gas impacts of the different types of strategies. as we saw earlier with carbon trucks contributing a large portion of the emissions electrifying the private vehicles will impact emissions. this doesn't reflect the full range of benefits to come from transforming. the cta, m.t.a. planning departments want to take holistic approach to look at climate benefits with other co-benefits. they have a framework which is critical to understand between the local impact along with the emissions. this approach really encourages decision making for looking at multiples and may affect what
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future funding and garnering public support for these efforts. the table looks at six transportation co-benefits and alignnents. for example, we go back to this example here around public transit. we go back here to look at this to see according to our greenhouse gas analysis impact report it is a small fraction of the greenhouse gases. here we can see the amended amount of co-benefits with that and it is important to be considered as mitigation strategy. climate action plan has hundreds of pathways needed to reach the 2040 goal. we know not all strategies and
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options have an impact. we developed top 10 for the most impactful solutions. you can see within the transportation and land use sector there are five. transportation and land use sector of the climate action plan is really critical to hitting the crime at action goals. this is my last slide. i want to talk about the 32 strategies and 150 actions in the climate action plan. we need to find funding to ensure we can successfully implement the plan. we are looking at dedicated revenue streams to fund the climate change. we are focused on implementation of the plan.
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the city produces a lot and it is important that we are able. we are focusing on creating accountability structure and transparency around implementation. we look to develop an education outreach campaign to make sure people are aware of climate action plan. they understand the climate impacts and how they can result in a call of action. with that i want to really thank you for the leadership in developing the plan along with the city departments. thank you. >> thank you. any comments or questions? i have a few. it looks like commissioner chan had comments or questions. >> thank you for the
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presentation. my question is really i am curious about the funding and identifying funding sources to implement the plan. could you walk us through what is sort of the estimate of dollars or budget to implement the plan and what are your -- you mentioned you are trying to identify funding source of dedicated revenue funding. could you walk us through a little bit in more detail. >> lat yeast the board of supervisors specifically man den supervisor mandelman mar and mar andhaney. we are working with berkeley to
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narrow down the applicable revenue sources for the city. also to get estimate cost of the climate action plan. we don't have all costs. we have broad ranges. our goal is to do a more specific cost analysis and look at the appropriate revenue. it may be more than one. maybe something to the ballot. we are just starting that conversation. we will also engage stakeholders in that conversation along with big thinkers and financial experts to find appropriate funding moving forward. >> no other questions. thank you.
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>> commissioner haney. >> thank you for the presentation and this work. i know a big part of this auhow -- andhow to get there is electc vehicles. that was a huge part of the overall emissions reductions that we are looking towards. are we looking at our own programs to transition residents to electric vehicles? obviously there is work around our own suites to make sure charging stations are available and such. what are the reductions. a big part is coming from people changing the vehicles they use. how are we aggressively helping with that? >> great question. i think the answer is two-fold.
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one, we can't replace every gas vehicle one-to-one. we need to reduce amount of vehicles on the roads. that is the pricing lever for active transportation. second to make sure the vehicles that are on the road are electric. within the last couple years the department of environment has raised $10 million in funding to go towards charging stations especially for multi-family homes. we know that not everyone can have a charging station in their garage. more community-led charging stations to electrify light and heavy vehicle traffic. we do have electric vehicle program that has the pathway to make sure that we are
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transferring over the gas vehicle cars to electric. the other aspects really to help accelerate the efforts is the federal government. infrastructure bimthat was passed has a significant amount of funding for electric vehicles to trickle to cities. we may be able to leverage for charges, infrastructure and outreach and education. >> i will follow up. i are more questions. thank you. >> thank you for your presentation and your work. i wanted to ask whether the plan
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of action is contemplating what the impact of either free public transit or reduced fares on public transit would be? >> within the plan there is not an evaluation but a strategy that points to that suggestion to evaluate free or reduced cost of transportation. >> to evaluate it. what i am looking at actual strategies i do note that there is a concrete suggestion right around using pricing and congestion pricing to address and decrease the use of car as through that strategy. when i have the public transit it looks like the focus is building the more reliable system. we all want that so that people will prefer to use it and
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shifting trips from cars to transit less explicit. increase the fees on cars in certain areas to decrease driving the same logical in reverse. we should decrease fees and joining. a lot of cities around the nation are doing and we are kind every fusing to move forward in a meaningful way to shift trips for using our control over the price. i don't know. it is encouraging if there is an evaluation of that suggested but unless i am missing it. my read from the presentation it seems like more concrete suggestion around improvement of service and potential cost on
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cars but not around specifically what the impact would be. how we would move more quickly toward our goals through our decisions around public transit fares. >> in transportation and land use strategy by 2022 study the role of the fare programs and adopt recommendations. that speaks to what you are suggesting. >> got it. thank you. 2022. it is not on the list of like 1-7. that doesn't list that as a strategy. it is a recommendation to evaluate that by 2022 but not yet a strategy?
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>> it is like a sub-strategy. when you look at strategy tlu-1. i think there are eight proposed actions. it is one of those eight proposed actions. >> thank you. >> commissioner melgar. >> thank you for your presentation. it is good to see you. i am wondering and thanks for the lofty goals of the climate action plan. one of the studies in your presentation was about the importance of operationalizing and implementing. could you talk a little bit whether your department is there in terms of capacity? these are pretty high goals. all of these will require
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staffing either in carrying out an analysis like commissioner preston laid out or putting out r.f.p., marketing, public education, advising m.t.a. if this land use strategy or this land use strategy is most effective. i wonder if there is an on companying organizational development plan or you are thinking of building capacity in the community. if you could talk about that, i would appreciate it. >> this year we have met with probably about 10 key departments who helped with the climate action plan around implementation. we have presented a draft implementation structure. part of that structure is for each department to brainstorm resources to carry out their goal. we had conversations with most
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departments right now. our goal is to prevent a more restrictive -- comprehensive plan. to give you an example. within the department of environment be a lot of building operation work is within our department. we good go through that and look at what are the resources we do need? we need to identify those resources and put in a budget request. it will be up to supervisors for priority for the city. >> i want to go into tlu7.
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one of the sort of preliminary questions i have heard and we have introduced legislation on the land use side to creator a pathway to more easy charging stations in the city. that is good and important. one of the responses from some folks why not hydrogen or other kinds of vehicles. could you talk for a minute where the emphasis on electric vehicles over other types of noncarbon vehicles. >> they are the most cost-effective as the other potential fuel vehicles. in san francisco some of our more active environmentalists do
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not find hydrogen as the fuel. >> what it takes to produce the hydrogen? >> i do feel like there is a role for hydrogen in the large trucking industry or others more difficult to electrify. for our personal vehicles electric vehicles are probably the most proven technology and most accessible. i will note they are not accessible to most people right now. we view more subsidies. there needs to be more work from the state and federal government. that is the path we are on. as climate technology advances if there are new technologies accessible to our residents, i think we would be own to
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incorporating them into our climate action plan. >> slide 12 and 13. if you look at them on one. electric vehicles look like an important part of the path forward. on the other slide electric vehicles it looks like it has the fewest. [indiscernable] >> sorry. can you see the presentation right now? >> we can see the presentation right now. this analysis was done by a
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cambridge analyst looking at greenhouse gas emissions with the different strategies. look at electric vehicles have an loafer sized role. this is a big concern. m.t.a. and sfpta we know we cannot replace all of our vehicles one-to-one with electric vehicles. >> anxiety is that that reduction fig assumes one for one replacement? >> it did not. it is not one for one. we have to have the other strategies in place to reduce. >> if we are not doing one for one replacement. you probably don't know offhand the reduction. with the reduction in overall vehicle fleet, switching gas burning cars to electric
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vehicles is incredibly important to this project of getting our ghg reduction goals, is that fair. >> that is fair. >> can you go to the next slide. i notice. >> this slide here is just an example. we have these for every strategy. i only put one example in the presentation. the public transportation. the working group did go through the thorough analysis. it was important to show the co-benefits of each strategy especially ones that don't have large impact but they are fuel important strategies the city needs to look at carefully. >> it looks like no co-benefits.
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>> they have co-benefits. there are many communities living close to freeways and highways that suffer poor air quality. >> why isn't emissions. that is the core benefit of the electric vehicle transition. emissions are not a co-benefit? >> the one we are looking at. again, i think that a lot of our transportation planners work on other things. they want to make sure their important work is highlighted in this presentation. >> all right. i guess my last question.
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we have this ambitious definition of success which is 100% by 2030 without increasing the number of vehicles in san francisco. by 2030 we are well on the way to a complete conversion to electric vehicles. by 2040 you are close to having nothing that isn't burning carbon out on the streets. as i look at the supporting action and like the rezoning legislation going through, they all seem like good ideas. they don't really seem like they are necessarily going to get us to zero -- to 100% car sales in san francisco by 2030 and no gas
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burning cars on the road soon there after. what is the barrier. >> for electric vehicles this is probably the most market-driven strategy. we believe the market economy will drive the strategy more than any other one. while the different strategies and actions might not be as robust we do feel like right now there are state mandates from the government, federal mandates, manufacturers of vehicles promising, but i think the economic and market impacts will support this action more than the other ones within the plan. >> if san francisco can't provide the electric vehicle
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charging, we do have a role in those market decisions. if people can't figure out where to charge the -- electric vehicles and they don't have a garage. >> charging infrastructure is critical. >> you are talking about doing a evaluation framework to develop curb side charging pilots in 2022. can you talk more about what that means and what that would look like and why we would. if we are trying to get to something bold by 2030, sometime between 2022 and 2030. >> we have received funding from california energy commission to move forward with the recommendations. it might be the fleets we are
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accepting the money and since 2019 our electric vehicle team has raised close to $10 million in funding, which most of it is going towards infrastructure for the city. they are well positioned to take in more funding to be able to. >> all right. thank you. i am eager to see what comes of our seed money in the budget for the funding analysis. glad to hear you are moving ahead with that. we will look forward to updates. with that we will open this up for public comment. >> this is david pill plow
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again. i appreciate the presentation questions and discussion. a couple of points. i continue to be skeptical about electric vehicles and other energy conversion efforts, in my opinion, it moves the problem and creates others. whereas we have oil refineries in the east bay which create issues if western contracosta county, electric vehicles require electricity, some of which comes from the county and involves battery storage and putting up transmission towers and dropping cables in san francisco bay and things like that. end use of metals and all kinds of electronics to monitor that. in my view, the answer as
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relates to energy use is simply to reduce the use. if people use less than you needless and you generate less carbon and fewer problems. on transportation specifically, again, yes, fewer cars, more transit. again, less use and fewer trips. staying at home or closer to home producing and transporting goods closer to markets, reducing that travel demand for production and transportation of goods, reducing air and truck trips and moving more goods by rail. some of these are strategies that are in the plan. some can be done by the city. some are regional issues. >> thank you, caller. there are no more callers.
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>> public comment on item 10 is closed. thank you for all your work. we will look forward to hearing more as you make progress. please call the next item. >> item 11. introduction of new items. information item. >> i don't see any colleagues with new business. commissioner walton. >> i just want to thank the clerk for her service and her work during her time here. it is weird because i have never met her in person the whole entire time. i want to say thank you, and we appreciate your work with cta.
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>> i concur in those comments. >> thank you, commissioner walton and vice chair peskin. >> thank you. we are going to miss you, ms. milton. i am sad you are leaving. you have been a joy. ocherous up every tuesday morning with your -- ocherous up. always cheer us up. thank you and good luck in your future. >> every member of the board feels like that. thank you. madam clerk. please call item 12. >> public comment. >> open up public comment on items not on the agenda.
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>> there is no public comment. >> item 12. public comment closed. item 13. >> also i do want to say thank you to the ta. you have been amazing. it has been 100% virtual. i feel like i still have met you guys personally. item 13. adjournment. >> we are adjourned. thank you everyone. >> thank you, commissioners.
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>> for the first time in nearly two decades fishers have been granted the legal right to sell fish directly to the package right off their boat -- to the
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public right off their boats in san francisco. it's not only helping local fishers to stay afloat but it's evoking the spirit of the wharf by resurfacing the traditional methods of selling fish. but how is it regulated? and what does it take for a boat to be transported into a floating fish market? find out as we hop on board on this episode of "what's next sf." (♪♪♪) we're here with the owner and the captain of the vessel pioneer. it's no coincidence that your boat is called the pioneer because it's doing just that. it's the first boat in san francisco to sell fish directly from the boat. how did you establish your boat into such a floating fish market? >> well, you know, i always thought that it would be nice to be able to provide fresh fish to the locals because most of the fish markets, you would have to do a large amount of volume in order to bring in enough fish to
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cover the overhead. when you start selling to the public that volume is much less so it makes it hard to make enough money. so being able to do this is really -- it's a big positive thing i think for the entire community. >> a very positive thing. as a third-generation fisherman joe as his friends call him has been trawling the california waters for sustainably caught seafood since an early age. since obtaining a permit to sell fish directly to the public he is able to serve fish at an affordable price. >> right now we're just selling what a lot of the markets like, flat fish and rock fish and what the public likes. so we have been working for many, many years and putting cameras in them. there's the ability to short fish and we have panels that we open and close so we target the different species of fish by adjusting the net. and then not only that but then the net sort out the sizes which is really important. >> joe brings in a lot of fish, around 20,000 pounds per fishing
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trip to be exact. >> we had one day one time that we sold almost 18,000 pounds. >> it's incredible. >> i know, it's hard to imagine. >> but this wasn't always the case for joe. >> the markets that we have left in california, they're few and far between, and they really are restrictive. they'll let you fish for a couple months and shut you down. a lot of times it's rough weather and if you can't make your delivery you will lose your rotation. that's why there's hardly any boats left in california because of the market challenges. my boat was often sitting over here at the dock for years and i couldn't do anything with it because we had no market. the ability to go catch fish is fine, i had the permits, but you couldn't take them off your boat. >> that was until the port commission of san francisco rallied behind them and voted unanimously to approve a pilot program to allow the fish to be sold directly to consumers right off their boats. >> the purpose of the program is to allow commercial fishers to
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sell their fish directly from their boats to the end consumer in a safe and orderly manner for the benefit of the overall fishing community at the port of san francisco. we have limited the program to certain types of fish such as salmon, halibut, tuna and rock fish. crab is restricted from this program because we did not want to interfere with the existing crab sales on taylor street and jefferson street. so this is not meant to favor one aspect of the fishing industry more than another. it's to basically to lift up the whole industry together. >> and if joe the program has been doing just that. >> it was almost breathtaking whenever i woke up one morning and i got my federal receiver, my first receivers license in the mail. and that gave me permission to actually take fish off my boat. once we started to be able to sell, it opened things up a bit. because now that we have that federal permit and i was able to
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petition the city council and getting permission from san francisco to actually use the dock and to sell fish here, it was a big turning point. because we really didn't think or know that we'd get such a positive response from the public. and so we're getting thousands of people coming down here buying fish every week and so that's pretty cool. they like the fish so much that they take pictures of it when they cook it and they send us all of these pictures and then they ask us, you know, constantly for certain types of fish now. and when they come down here the one thing that they say is that they're so amazed that the fish is so fresh they could eat a little bit during the week and it's still fresh all week in the refrigerator. so that's really cool. >> the fish is very fresh and the price is super. i don't think that you can get it anywhere in the bay area. i can see it, and i can stir fry it, wow, you can do anything you want.
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i just can say this is a good place to shop and you have a good experience. >> this program supports the strategic plan in terms of engagement, people being connected to the waterfront, and also economic vitality. because it's helping the fishermen to make ends meet. they have no guarantees in their businesses, not like some people, and we want to do everything that we can to help them to have a good and thriving business. >> how does it feel to be able to sell your fish locally kind of in the traditional way, like your grandfather probably did? >> when i was a kid and i used to work in my dad's fish market, a lot of the markets that we sell to now are second and third and fourth generation markets. so i remember as a kid putting their tags on the boxes of fish that we shipped out of monterey and ship down to l.a. so it's kind of cool that we're still dealing with the same
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families. and this is probably about the only way that anyone can really survive in california is to sell your own fish. >> one of the advantages of this program is the department people that pull in the fish, they can find out where they caught it and find out more about the fisherman and that adds to their experience. the feedback from the fishers has been very good and the feedback from the customers have very good. and there's a lot of people coming to the wharf now that might not have done so. in fact, there's people that go through the neighboring restaurants that are going to eat fish inside but before they go in they see the action on the dock and they want to kind of look at what's happening on the boat before they go in and they have a meal. so it's generated some conversation down at the wharf and that's a good thing. >> as you can see by the line forming behind me getting ready to buy fish, the pilot program has been a huge success. for more information visit
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