Minutes of Meeting
Treasure Island Development Authority
October 10, 2007
City Hall, Room 400
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA
1. Call to Order: 1:38 PM
Claudine Cheng (Chair)
Supervisor Chris Daly
2. Report by Director of Island Operations
Ms. Mirian Saez, Director of Island Operations, provided an update on her schedule and activities on the Island. Negotiations are on-going with the Treasure Island Job Corps over the operation of the Café. Met recently with Captain Daniel McDonagh of the SFPD, the new Captain of Southern Station. Met with the Embarcadero YMCA to discuss additional programming at the Gymnasium. Met with the Controller’s Office to discuss their year-end fiscal reports. Stated that per the City Administrator, her performance evaluation will be held in January of 2008 and will include input from the Board of Directors. Work is ongoing on the creation of a Treasure Island logo. Staff has met recently with TI Marina representatives regarding the installation of a pump-out station at the Marina and allowing live-aboards at the Marina. Discussed the success of the Treasure Island Music Festival as well as the Treasure Island Community Festival. A NERT class will be held on Treasure Island beginning in October. Stated she granted one fee-waiver in the past month to the Public Defender’s Office for use of space for a staff retreat.
3. Report by the Office of Base Reuse and Development
Mr. Jack Sylvan, Office of Base Reuse and Development, stated there isn’t any news on the three Treasure Island-related bills pending in the State Legislature.The bills are on the Governor’s desk and await signature. FEMA will make a presentation at the October 17th community meeting regarding the floodplain mapping FEMA is performing in association with the City’s Floodplain Insurance review. A notice of preparation and of a public scoping meeting for the upcoming Environmental Impact Review will be forthcoming shortly.
There was no discussion of the Communications.
5. Report by the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Citizen Advisory Board
Mrs. Karen Knowles-Pearce, CAB Chair, reported on the CAB’s October 2nd meeting. There was a presentation and discussion on the CEQA process & schedule, and an update on the Design for Development process.
6. Ongoing Business by Directors
There was no discussion on this item.
7. General Public Comment
Mr. Marc Conners, Good Neighbors of Treasure Island, discussed recent neighborhood events and the community activities of the Good Neighbors.
Mr. Neal Patel, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, discussed the SFBC’s efforts on their community planning process for making the Islands more bikable.
8. Consent Agenda
There was no Public Comment on the Consent Agenda.
Director Stephens motioned for approval.
Director Blout seconded the motion.
The Consent Agenda was approved unanimously.
9. Authorizing Wine Valley Catering/Toolworks Joint Venture
Ms. Lori Mazzola, TIDA Special Events Coordinator, presented the Island. One element of the Homeless Assistance Agreement provides TIHDI the exclusive right to propose programs for the utilization of three (3) Economic Development Opportunities which may include the lease of sites to TIHDI member organizations on the condition that the member organizations operate particular enterprises. TIHDI submitted a preliminary proposal to the Authority for the creation of a pilot program to provide marketing, catering and event management services for the venues. On July 11, 2007, the Authority Board authorized Authority staff to enter into sole source exclusive negotiations with TIHDI, Toolworks, Inc. and WVC for the pilot program.
TIHDI, Toolworks, and WVC will work together as a "Joint Venture”. The JV combines each of their services and expertise to create a successful Pilot Program that will operate and manage the venues throughout the next year. This one year Pilot Project has the potential to provide substantial benefits to TIHDI, Toolworks, and WVC, as well as the Authority, by creating new jobs and by generating increased revenue. The basic framework of the Joint Venture relationship among TIHDI, Toolworks, Inc, and WVC will call for WVC to provide marketing, catering, and event management services for the Chapel, Casa de la Vista, and Administration Building Lobby, while Toolworks Inc., and other TIHDI member organizations, will provide staffing for set-up/break-down, stewarding, kitchen prep, and production work. The Authority and each of the members of the Joint Venture will enter into a Management Agreement and Use Permit.
Ms. Sherry Williams, TIHDI Executive Director, spoke in favor of the Joint Venture agreement. Thanked Director of Island Operations Saez for her work on this agreement.
Ms. Kristy Feck, Toolworks, spoke in favor of the Joint Venture agreement and the opportunity it will provide to Toolworks and the people in the Toolworks program.
Mr. Jack Nathanson, Wine Valley Catering, spoke in favor of the Joint Venture agreement. Stated that Wine Valley Catering looks forward to working with TIDA and Toolworks in the coming year.
Ms. Eve Bach spoke in support of the Joint Venture.
Director Blout motioned for approval of this item.
Director Elberling seconded the motion.
The item was approved unanimously.
10. Authorizing the Director of Island Operations to Share the Cost of Certain Improvements to Units Returned to the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative
Mr. Marc McDonald, TIDA Facilities Manager, presented the item. Prior to the transfer of the 54 units, JSCO conducted an assessment of the roofs of all eight affected buildings. Based on this assessment, JSCO replaced three roofs. JSCO and Project Staff also concluded that although the roofs at 1243 Northpoint, 1223 Mariner, 1225 Mariner, 1126 Reeves Court and 1226 Bayside were close to the end of their useful life, they would continue to be functional for another seven years if monitored and maintained appropriately. However, JSCO, Project Staff and TIHDI agreed that the possibility of changes to the schedule for the development project could require the roofs to remain in place beyond seven years. As this matter affects the health and well-being of TIHDI residents, Project Staff and TIHDI have agreed that it would be better to replace the roofs now rather than incur the cost of maintenance over the next seven years, only to be required to replace the roof shortly thereafter.
Project Staff and TIHDI agree that the parties should reach an accommodation to share in the cost of immediately replacing the roofs of concern. TIHDI has provided an estimate of Ninety Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($97,900) to replace the five roofs. JSCO has reviewed the TIHDI estimate and considers it reasonable. In exchange for acknowledgement that the Authority would have no further obligations with respect to the roofing systems for the transferred units, the JSCO Replacement Reserve Account will be used to reimburse TIHDI fifty percent (50%) of replacement costs up to a maximum of Forty Eight Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($48,950) upon determination that the roof repairs have been completed in a satisfactory manner.
Ms. Sherry Williams, TIHDI Executive Director, spoke in support of the resolution.
Ms. Ruth Gravanis spoke in support of the project, but encouraged use of the term repair instead of replacement, per the guidelines of the State Lands Commission.
Mr. Brett Vaughn, Community Housing Partnership, spoke in support of the resolution. Thanked the Board for their assistance with the unit transfer process.
Director Blumenfeld motioned for approval of this item.
Director Stephens seconded the motion.
The item was approved unanimously.
11. Presentation on Rehabilitation of Quarters 10, 61 and 62 to Make Available for Use as Temporary Housing
Mr. Marc McDonald, TIDA Facilities Manager, presented the item. On June 13, 2007, the Land and Structures Master Lease was amended to add Quarters 10, 61, 62 and other buildings to the lease premises for a variety of uses including temporary housing. The Quarters are a collection of residential units located on Yerba Buena Island. They include Quarters 10, which has been nominated as an historic structure for its unique architectural features, as well as Quarters 61 and 62 which are attractive buildings of no historic significance.
Stated that Project Staff has been contacted by firms and agencies seeking temporary housing for employees in transition from other regions of the country. In response to these requests, Project Staff iwould like to prepare these currently vacant quarters for residential use. Work would include principally cosmetic improvements ranging from painting and landscaping through sheetrock repairs. The John Stewart Company has provided a market rate assessment of these Quarters and concluded that fair market rent would range from $2,600 per month for an attractive duplex in Quarters 61 to $5,000 per month for Quarters 62 the former single family home of the Base Commander.
There was no Public Comment on this item.
12. Presentation by U.S. Navy on Bay Bridge Ramps Inspection
Mrs. Patricia McFadden, U.S. Navy Caretaker Site Office Treasure Island, provided a presentation on the upcoming Bay Bridge on and off ramps inspections being undertaken by CalTrans and the Navy. The ramps and bridges connecting the ramps to the Island will be inspected in the coming weeks. Traffic to and from the Island will be delayed overnight on the night of October 18th. MUNI and emergency service providers have been notified and are in coordination.
There was no public comment on this item.
13. Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors
Director Stephens requested that Captain McDonagh make a presentation to the TIDA Board in the coming months. Also requested a follow-up on the efforts taken by CalTrans to make traffic movement on and off the Island from the Bay Bridge safer.
Director Cheng stated that the November Board meeting will be held November 14th at 6:30 PM at the Casa de la Vista, Building 271, on Treasure Island.
Director Cheng motioned for adjournment at 2:47 PM.