Board of Directors - February 14, 2018 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
February 14, 2018 - 1:30pm




February 14, 2018 – 1:30PM


Room 408, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 1:35



V. Fei Tsen, President 

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Mark Dunlop

Sam Moss

Jean-Paul Samaha

Paul Giusti



Sharon Lai

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                           



2.         General Public Comment

            There was no public comment.


3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. The Flea Market returned in January and has been rebranded as the Treasure Island Fest. Drew largest crowds ever which impacted traffic on the bay bridge. Will return at end of February with a robust traffic management plan and additional staffing.

Treasure Island Market & Deli reopened in the basement of Building 1.

All residents are invited to TI Black History Month Celebration Feb. 24, 5-9pm at TI Gym.

PUC Power currently installing new streetlight poles and lights along Avenue H.

PUC Project Pull conducting outreach on-island for student applications to 2018 summer program.

YBI Stewardship Program recently installed a Native Plant Demonstration Garden outside the Playground.

TIDA continues to pursue a schedule with Public Works and other City agencies to bring the TI Final Map to the BOS in April.

SFPUC has awarded the Waste Water Treatment Plant contract.

TICD monthly on-island community meetings has been moved to next Wednesday 2/21.

A new path is being paved to Marina and Market from Building 1 parking lot.

Starting in March, fences will go up around the existing vista point area across from Building 1 and adjacent parking spaces as well as between 9th Ave and California Ave to close off Palms Ave for construction.


Sherry Williams introduced One Treasure Island, the new name for Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative. The new slogan is “Where Community Connects.” One Treasure Island will continue their mission of creating a vibrant, inclusive community on TI that provides pathways for economic advancement for lower-income San Franciscocans, including those who have experienced homelessness. A video can be viewed here:


MeeSun Boice, MerSea, spoke on the newly opened Treasure Island restaurant. Officially opened on January 15 and have been very busy. Of 15 employees, 9 are TI residents.


Tom Loughlin presented a proposed art piece, “Signal,” that is made from steel from the east span of the Bay Bridge and will be located on the western shore of Treasure Island.


Director Tsen asked about engineering plans.


Director Dunlop and Director Tsen commented they have visited MerSea and greatly enjoyed it.



There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

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 January 10, 2018 Meeting
  2. Resolution Retroactively Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a First Amendment to the Amended And Restated Base Closure And Homeless Assistance Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and One Treasure Island (formerly Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative)
  3. Authorizing the Treasure Island Director to Execute an Eighth Extension to the Loan Agreement with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for the Temporary Loan of the Miguel Covarrubias Mural “Fauna and Flora of the Pacific
  4. Resolution Authorizing the Treasure Island Director to Execute a Fourth Amendment to the Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and Langan Engineering (formerly Treadwell & Rollo, a Langan Company), for Environmental Engineering Consulting and Oversight of the Navy Remediation for the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Development Project Extending the Term through December 31, 2022, and Increasing the Not-to-Exceed Amount to $1,600,000


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the item.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         Resolution approving and endorsing a Term Sheet for a sixty six (66) year lease agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and Treasure Island Museum Association, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation, for operation of the Treasure Island Museum

            Richard Rovetti, TIDA, presented details of the resolution approving and endorsing a Term Sheet for a 66 year lease between TIDA and the Treasure Island Museum.


            Walt Bilofsky, Treasure Island Museum, presented the history of the museum and plan for the new museum. Mr. Bilofsky presented the selected design concept, exhibition plan, visitor experience components, and possible museum locations. Exhibition design and fabrication budget is estimated at $4.2 million with a capital campaign goal of $6.2 million. TI Museum is projected to open 2023.


Director Richardson moved the item.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.


8.         Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Second Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and One Treasure Island (formerly Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative), to increase the annual Scope of Services and not to exceed Contract Amount for Fiscal Year 2017-2018  

            Richard Rovetti, TIDA, presented details of the proposed Second Amendment between TIDA and One Treasure Island.


            Sherry Williams, One Treasure Island, reviewed the pilot program.


            Tse Ming Tam, One Treasure Island Director of Programs, discussed results from the first training cycle.


            Dallin Rice, Echo Bay Services, discussed the success of program. New hires have exceeded expectations. Goal of next group is to be more involved in selection process and establish a mentor program.


            Thiphakesone (Sone) Chounramany, a graduate from first class, spoke on his experience and the new opportunities he has to excel and be more responsible.


MeeSun Boice made comments in support of the program.


Director Richardson moved the item.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.


9.         Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of Lease No. 1,201 with Affordable Self Storage, Inc., a California corporation for land located on Avenue E between 9th and 11th Streets, Treasure Island

            Rich Rovetti, TIDA, presented details of the resolution approving and authorizing the extension of the Affordable Self Storage lease.


            Director Moss asked if storage will be used for relocation tenants.


            Director Tsen asked how many storage units there will be.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Moss seconded the motion.


10.       Budget

Bob Beck presented the fiscal year 2018-2019 Budget. The proposed budget detail will be brought to TIDA Board for approval in May and to Board of Supervisors Budget Hearings in June. Total current fiscal year revenues will be less than projected. Net residential income projected to be below estimates. Total expenditures are projected to be within budget. Total expenses will exceed current fiscal year revenues. Drawing on prior year fund balance expected to be necessary to supplement revenues. Community programs in budget include YMCA, DPH, One Treasure Island, Toolworks, and Rubicon. Commercial revenues projected to increase and no further tenant relocations to support Navy work.


Director Richardson commented that the budget is small and asked that community programs be highlighted.


Director Tsen requested budget projections and asked about plan for operations and maintenance of parks.


11.       Advisory Services Open House

Bob Beck presented an update on residential advisory services. ARWS was hired as Relocation Consultant with the primary responsibility to assist in implementation of Transition Housing Rules and Regulations for Pre-DDA residents of The Villages at Treasure Island. On Saturday, January 20th TIDA held a four hour Community Open House to provide development and benefit information to residents. The event was successful with 155 residents attending and 103 households signed up for interviews. Given overwhelming interest in homeownership opportunities, the next Open House will focus on City’s BMR program requirements in advance of Homeownership Workshops scheduled for May. ARWS will continue outreach to households that have not scheduled an interview. Household interviews to be completed by June 30, 2018.  


Director Dunlop commented on questions he heard from residents on fairness of the process determining pre-DDA.


            Director Richardson requested all information to be documented.


12.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

There was no Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors.


13.       Adjourn 3:30



Relevant documents such as resolutions, staff summaries, leases, subleases are available at the Treasure Island Development Authority Office, One Avenue of the Palms, Second Floor, Treasure Island, and the Government Information Center at the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street.  Public comment is taken on each item on the agenda.


If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the TIDA Board of Directors after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at Treasure Island Development Authority, Building One, 2nd Floor, One  Ave. of Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130 during normal office hours.

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