Board of Directors - February 19, 2019 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
February 19, 2019 - 9:00am







February 19, 2019 9:00AM


Room 416, 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 9:03am



Linda Fadeke Richardson

V. Fei Tsen

Sharon Lai (9:15am)


2.         General Public Comment
There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the October 16, 2018 Meeting


Director Tsen moved the consent agenda.

Director Richardson seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


4.         Designing Walkaways and Accessibility and Maintenance

Chris Guillard, CMG, presented a review of proposed construction materials for pathway networks on Treasure Island. Mr. Guillard reviewed pedestrian, bike, vehicular, and transit circulation.

Paving design and material selection criteria includes durability relative to use and intensity, accessibility, maintenance, geotechnical considerations, and aesthetics.

Mr. Guillard reviewed Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired plan review.

Mr. Guillard reviewed street paving of a typical street section including sidewalk, road surface, furnishing zone, and special paving.

Mr. Guillard reviewed paving typology, stabilized crushed stone paving, use of concrete and enhanced concrete, asphalt, concrete unit pavers, and compacted earth trails.


Director Richardson commented on having braille signage at intersections and asked about cost of proposed materials.


There was no public comment.


5.         Parks Maintenance  

Bob Beck, TIDA, presented on planning for operation and maintenance of parks. TI/YBI parks are to remain under TIDA jurisdiction. TI/YBI Community Facilities District will fund park maintenance/operations in perpetuity.

As part of finalizing the YBI & TI Final Subdivision Maps and Public Improvement Agreement, TIDA worked with City agencies and TICD to develop a matrix of all public infrastructure that is being constructed as part of the first two subphases and identified who would be the owner and who would be responsible for the maintenance.

Operation and maintenance objectives include to maintain great public spaces, stewardship of YBI natural areas, and support pathways to employment.

Next steps include to continue to explore conservancy and stewardship structures, operations and maintenance standards, and review what policies and rules should be in place before opening parks.


Director Tsen commented on importance of proper operation and maintenance.

Director Tsen commented that New York had great examples of income generation and requested a presentation on comparable parks and the operational and maintenance issues they have faced.

Director Lai asked about the CFD and the revenues it would generate. Need to understand amount of money at our disposal and budgeting plan before talking about maintenance of parks and open space.

Director Lai asked why TIDA decided to operate open space rather than SF Rec and Park.

Director Tsen asked when a detailed operations budget will be back to the TIDA Board.

Director Richardson commented on looking at the examples of New York parks.


There was no public comment.



6.         On-Island Events      

Jack Nathanson, TIDA, presented on Treasure Island Events.  

Historical venues include Casa de la Vista, Treasure Island Chapel, Nimitz Mansion, Pavilion by the Bay, Nimitz Conference Center, Administration Building, and Great Lawn.

Historical events include Oracle Open World, San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, Treasure Island Music Festival, Treasure Fest, and College Football Championship Show.

Some current commercial tenants also promote their venue for events, including Mersea, Aracely Café, and The Winery SF.


            Director Tsen asked if there will be space for larger gatherings in the master plan and commented that event planning is very important for income generation.

            Director Tsen asked how much income the historical events brought in. Answer: roughly $600,000/year.

            Director Richardson commented on income generation and marketing Treasure Island as event space.

            Director Lai asked to see what current locations are anticipated to be future event venues and if any historical events may come back.


            Bob Beck commented on non-income generating events on Treasure Island and potential use of recreational fields for large events.


            There was no public comment.


7.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            Director Tsen commented on the SF Chronicle article on Tetra Tech and Hunters Point and requested an update from TIDA.
Director Lai requested TIDA to provide a comprehensive response as to why independent testing of TI is not necessary.

            Director Lai requested information on legal ramifications of tolling alternatives.

            Director Lai requested status of housing delivery.


8.         Adjourn 10: 45am


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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