Board of Directors - April 11, 2018 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
April 11, 2018 - 7:00pm




April 11, 2018 – 7:00PM


749 9th Street

Treasure Island

San Francisco, CA 94130





1.         Call to Order 7:05



Linda Fadeke Richardson

Mark Dunlop

Sharon Lai

Paul Giusti


V. Fei Tsen, President

Sam Moss

Jean-Paul Samaha

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                           


2.         General Public Comment

            Jim Hancock, San Francisco Sailing Science Center, thanked TIDA Board for work on Treasure Island and provided updates on the Sailing Science Center project. Will be launching first initiative on April 15. The Sailing Science Center Mobile Pop-Up Museum will be a collection of exhibits to validate concepts for exhibit creation, sponsorship and fundraising.


Director Dunlop thanked the Skatepark for their efforts and made comments on skating safety.       


            Bob O’Leary, Skatepark of Treasure Island, provided updates on the Skatepark including construction, fundraising efforts, and outreach to residents. The Skatepark will have a blurb in the next TI Newsletter.


            Melanie Williams, resident, welcomed the Skatepark to Treasure Island.


            Becky Hogue, resident, commented that it is an exciting time for the project.


            Pina Correa, requested the price of new units when available and hopes residents will be able to move to these new units.


3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Bob Beck, TIDA, and Sherry Williams, One Treasure Island, thanked Justin Feliciano for his service at the YMCA and his commitment to TI youth. Mr. Feliciano will no longer be with the Embarcadero YMCA.


Mr. Feliciano thanked Island staff and TIDA Board and commented that it has been honor and privilege to work with community of Treasure Island and that he looks forward to hearing about future developments.


Director Richardson and Director Dunlop thanked Mr. Feliciano for his work.


Melanie Williams, resident, thanked Mr. Feliciano for how he has helped her son and the TI community.


Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island.

The Netflix Original Series “The OA” has been filming at Building One.

Starting next week Avenue of the Palms will be closed and the causeway will be narrowed to one lane in either direction.

One Treasure Island will be graduating the second class from their asbestos abatement training program.

TIDA is executing temporary construction easement with the Department of Labor.

There was an outage of the cable underneath Clipper Cove over Easter weekend, knocking out power to YBI. TIDA is working with SFPUC, USCG, and AT&T to improve service reliability on YBI.

TIMA has received a $26,000 grant from the SF Historic Preservation Fund to study the possible restoration of the Sotomayor Fountain of the Pacific.

TIDA continues to work on financing for Swords to Plowshares and Catholic Charities developments.

SFHDC and ARWS held a first time homebuyer’s workshop next Saturday specifically to provide more info to Pre-DDA households. Additional homebuyer workshops in May.

114 households have had consultations. Resource center will be closed at end of April so residents are encouraged to schedule a consultation.

YBI Final Map was approved at April 10 BoS hearing.

Relocating commercial tenants in the vicinity of the new plant to have all buildings vacated and abatement completed by the end of June.

Utility relocations underway on YBI to be followed by improvements to Forest Road Detour alignment with intention of closing Macalla Road in July.

There will be no ITC meeting in April.


Director Richardson had questions on wayfinding signage and Job Corps.

Director Lai asked about the planning review process for affordable housing buildings. Althrough this is within Planning Departments purview, Director Lai requested to see project descriptions before the 30 day public comment period.


Pina Correa, commented on potential hazards on Avenue H with cars pulling in and out and requested signage.



Director Richardson thanked Mark Connors for the Treasure Island newsletter.


There was no public comment.



There was comment from Directors on Ongoing Business.

  1. here was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the March 14, 2018 Meeting
  2. Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Fourth Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between the Embarcadero YMCA, a Branch of the YMCA of San Francisco, and the Treasure Island Development Authority
  3. Resolution Approving the Filing of a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State, and Approving and Ratifying Contracts Entered Into by Treasure Island Development Authority.
  4. Resolution Retroactively Approving and Authorizing the Execution of (i) Third Amendment to Lease No. 1,041; and (ii) First Amendment to Lease No. 1,012 with Abdo Ali Nasser, a sole proprietor, dba Island Market & Deli, to address business loss due to construction activities


Director Dunlop moved the consent agenda.

Director Lai seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         YBI Stewardship

            Peter Brastow, Biodiversity Coordinator at Dept. of the Environment, presented on YBI biodiversity and stewardship programs.

            Second Annual Bioblitz was held on April 5th. Mr. Brastow reviewed the types of plants, birds, insects, and mammals that can be found on YBI.

            TIDA has contracted with a local ecologist for wildlife surveys.

Mr. Brastow reviewed the YBI Natural Resources Stewardship Program which includes revegetation planning, ecological restoration, community stewardship, and biological inventory.

Monthly Community Stewardship held the third Wednesday from 1pm-3pm at Quarters 10. 

Mr. Brastow presented SF Board of Supervisors Resolution on Biodiversity for City Departments.

Director Dunlop asked about the broom plants found on YBI.

Director Lai asked about the palm trees on Treasure Island and commented on education outreach with youth programs on TI.

Director Richardson asked about Nature in the City map and commented on youth outreach. Director Richardson requested presentation information be included on TIDA website.


Melanie Williams commented on involving TI youth in stewardship. Youth cannot dig on Treasure Island and would love the opportunity to plant and dig on YBI.


Absence of quorum was noted and official meeting ended at 8:30pm.

Informational presentations of the last two items were made for the benefit of those in attendance.


Video of the full meeting is available online at



8.         Marina Plaza, Building One Plaza, and Hilltop Park Art Proposals


9.         Transit Pass Planning Update


10.       Informational Presentation on the Draft Proposed Treasure Island Development Authority Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19


11.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors


12.       Adjourn


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