Board of Directors - February 15, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
February 15, 2017 - 1:30pm







February 15, 2016 1:30PM


Room 408, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place


Committee Members


Linda Fadeke Richardson (chair)      V. Fei Tsen                 Mark Dunlop


Bob Beck, Treasure Island Director

Kate Austin, Commission Secretary



1.         Call to Order 1:30pm



Linda Fadeke Richardson

V. Fei Tsen

Mark Dunlop


2.         General Public Comment
There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of  the September 21, 2016 Meeting


There was no public comment.


Director Dunlop moved the consent agenda.

Director Tsen seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.



4.         Marina Update  

Jay Wallace, TIE, provided an update on the marina proposal. A false eviction notice was posted around the TI Marina and Mr. Wallace reiterated that no one will be evicted. Mr. Wallace provided the evolution of marina proposals. Originally, the marina was proposed and approved with 400 slips, and hundreds of public meetings were held. After almost two years of dialogue, TIE worked with TISC to come up with a compromise proposal in November 2016 and the number of slips were reduced. Since November TIE has reduced the number of slips even more to 313 slips which increases the sailable area by 90 feet. Mr. Wallace commented that while slip rates will go up as it’s a brand new marina, if you are a 25 foot boat in a 40 foot slip you will be charged commensurate with the size of your boat not the size of the slip.  


            Hunter Cutting, Save Clipper Cove, presented letters of opposition to the proposed marina and commented that TIDA has not reached out to public for comments since 2003.

            Sally Madsen, TISC and U15 Fleet, made comments on competitive racing on Clipper Cove and commented that Clipper Cove is one of the only places in the Bay Area that kids can safely sail. The proposed plan would limit beginner and youth use of Clipper Cove.

            Constance Channon made comments on the proposed marina configuration and problems with the lack of slips shorter than 40 feet.

            Richard White commented that having a larger number of smaller sized slips would better meet the needs of the average sailor and preserve access to the bay for wider variety of users.

            Nick Adamson asked that the cove be saved for public uses.

            Andy Wall commented on his concern regarding slip fee increases as marinas are a public space and very limited resource.

            Richard Wilson made comments on the history of Treasure Island.

            Traci Traci commented that she was told there would be a waitlist for her 50 foot boat and was denied access to the marina.


            Director Dunlop requested to see a cost comparison of Bay Area marinas.

            Director Tsen commented on challenge of developing an entire island, cost, preserving public realm, and the balance between public, private, and non-profit uses.

            Director Richardson commented on TIDA and the TIDA Board of Directors work and meetings up to this point.



5.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

There was no Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors.


There was no public comment. 


6.         Adjourn 2:30


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 941130 during normal office hours.



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