Board of Directors - February 8, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
February 8, 2017 - 1:30pm




February 8, 2017 – 1:30PM


Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 1:30



V. Fei Tsen, President           

Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Sam Moss



Jean-Paul Samaha

Larry Mazzola, Jr., VP

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                         


2.         General Public Comment

            Hunter Cutting, Save Clipper Cove, presented letters written to BCDC in opposition of TISC/TIE compromised proposal for Marina development.

            Larry Doyle, TI Marina berth holder, made comments on being evicted and in opposition of marina proposal which will limit room for small to medium size boats. The proposal is too large and an insufficient use of space.


            Director Dunlop asked if the Marina has been on the Board agenda. Answer: Yes.

Director Tsen asked when the Marina will come to the Board next. Answer: Will be on the March agenda.



3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. TIDA and SF Environment are planning a cleanup day on YBI March 3rd. The bay bridge bike path will continue to have limited hours into the summer and is open on Saturday and Sunday. TIHDI held a Black History Month event on February 3rd.TIDA is working on leases with both TISC and TIE to be brought back to the board in March. The Board of Supervisors approved the CFD and IRFD Formation on January 24th. Tentative Subdivision Maps for YBI and TI submitted in December are under review by City Agencies. Demolition of Building 180 began last week and will be followed by demolition of the Bar & Grill and Yacht Club. Geotechnical improvements on TI will begin in mid-March. The container restaurant at Avenue of Palms at 9th Street, “Mersea,” should open around end of February.


Director Tsen asked about any damage from recent storms.

Director Richardson commented on communications received from Terreplane Technologies and requested they present at ITC.

Director Dunlop commented on TIDA’s great work as there has only been one outage during the storms.



There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.


5.         Ongoing Business by Board of Directors

Director Richardson requested an update on housing.

Director Dunlop commented on a speeding problem on TI.


There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the January 11, 2017 Meeting
  2. Authorizing the Treasure Island Director to Execute a Seventh Extension of 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”


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         2017:  The Year Ahead

Bob Beck presented events and milestones of 2016, including Sam Moss joining the TIDA Board, BCDC Major Permit approval, acceptance of second Navy land transfer, completed demolition of YBI structures and beginning TI demolition, the opening of new westbound Bay Bridge on/off ramps, initiation of public financing district formation, and the opening of the bike path to YBI.

In 2017 anticipated activities include three transfers of Navy properties, permit approvals for infrastructure improvements, preparation of design construction documents for open space projects, completion of demolition in initial TI sub-phase area, and the start of infrastructure construction will be initiated. In 2017 TIMMA will continue planning for congestion management implementation, negotiate operating MOUs with AC Transit and WETA, begin construction of Southgate/Hillcrest interchange, advance design for the west side viaducts, and study/develop parking policies with SFMTA. In 2017 long term leases with TIE and TISC will be finalized and BCDC application process for the marina improvements will begin.


Director Tsen requested an informational item on affordable housing.

Director Richardson commented on the 2016 LEED-ND platinum accomplishment.

Director Dunlop requested the housing presentation be presented on-island.


8.         Wastewater Treatment Plant Planning

Liz Hirschhorn, TIDA, presented a planning update on the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Ms. Hirschhorn reviewed background information, the planning process, process technology, and the schedule and next steps. Target operation date of new WWTP is 2022. SFPUC has budgeted $63 million over 3 years beginning in FY 16/17. The DDA calls for TIDA and SFPUC to negotiate an MOU. The MOU will go to the TIDA Board & SFPUC Commission in March 2017. Next steps include SFPUC hiring a Project Manager, preparing a conceptual engineering report, prepare and issue an RFP, design and construction. 


            Director Tsen encouraged TIDA and PUC to look at innovative technologies.

Director Richardson commented that she is impressed with the presentation and asked about the steering committee.

Director Dunlop asked about the impact of the WWTP on the LEED-ND Platinum score.


9.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            There was no Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors.


10.       Adjourn 2:50



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