Board of Directors - January 10, 2018 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
January 10, 2018 - 1:30pm




January 10, 2018 – 1:30PM


Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 1:40



V. Fei Tsen, President

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Jean-Paul Samaha

Sharon Lai

Paul Giusti



Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Sam Moss

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                          


Director Tsen opened the meeting with a moment of reflection to honor Mayor Lee.


Director Lai, Director Richardson, Director Samaha, and Director Giusti made comments in memory. Directors would like to commemorate Mayor Lee’s memory on Treasure Island.


2.         General Public Comment

            Sherry Williams, TIHDI, shared a memory of Mayor Lee. Ms. Williams announced TIHDI will be changing their name and will have a launch event on Feb. 2nd at 10am.


            Kheay Loke, TICD, made comments in memory of Mayor Lee.  




3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. MerSea received final permit sign-offs yesterday, 1/9, and is scheduled to open next week. Market at the front gate closed yesterday, 1/9, and is transitioning into the basement where it will reopen next week.

Power outage on Christmas Eve was due to a goose. 2017 had fewest outages on record. TIDA and SFPUC are working towards installation of additional new LED streetlights. SFPDH Community Nurse Clinic and Island Cove Market have partnered on a Healthy Eating Display now located inside the Market entrance.

Housing Open House scheduled for Saturday, January 20th.

Traveled to DC to meet with Department of Labor at end of November which improved communications and resulted in new ROE agreement on Consent agenda.

TIDA is working with other City Agencies to implement the Mayors’ Executive Directive to assure that the process from development subphase application through subdivision mapping and design review to permit issuance is shortened to support City’s housing development goals.

SFPUC selected a consultant to relocate commercial tenants in the vicinity of the new plant.


Kheay Loke, TICD, will be taking a leave of absence for the next year. Mr. Loke has worked on the project since 2006 and will be very missed. Mr. Loke has been a great partner and was very focused in commercial and public success of project. Alex Galovich will be stepping in a leading role going forward.


Director Richardson commented on the Mayors’ Executive Directive and the January Housing Open House. Director Richardson acknowledged the work Kheay Loke has done for TI and hopes he will be back.


Director Lai asked if the January 20th Open House can be pushed to a later time so as not to conflict with the Woman’s March.


Director Tsen asked if SFPUC has selected a consultant for the Waste Water Treatment Plant design.


Kheay Loke gave remarks on his work on Treasure Island and acknowledged TICD team, TIDA staff, and TIDA Board.


Sherry Williams, TIHDI, made comments recognizing Kheay Loke and the important work he has done for TI.



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 November 15, 2017 Special Meeting
  2. Resolution Authorizing the Adjustment of Rates for Utility Users on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island
  3. Resolution Authorizing the Director to Enter Into a Memorandum of Understanding with State of California Department of Transportation and Bay Area Toll Authority and for Retention of the SFOBB Pier E2
  4. Resolution Authorizing the Treasure Island Director to Execute a Right of Entry Agreement with the Department of Labor Allowing the Treasure Island Development Authority and Treasure Island Community Development Access onto the Treasure Island Job Corps Center to Monitor Construction
  5. Resolution Approving Changes to the Schedule of Performance from the Application for the First Major Phase of the Treasure Island / Yerba Buena Island Development Program


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Lai seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         TIDA Housing Program Update

            Bob Beck, TIDA, provided an updated on advisory services. A Community Meeting/Open House is scheduled for January 20th from 10:00am-2:00pm at 401 California Avenue. This will be a drop-in style poster board session to provide basic information on transition benefit options and to schedule pre-DDA and mixed Villages households for one-on-one interviews with a relocation advisor. Initial summary of interview findings will be presented at May TIDA Board. TIHDI is working with SFHDC to schedule a homebuyer’s workshop program on the Island in May.

Mr. Beck reviewed affordable housing parcels C 3.2 - Swords to Plowshares and C 3.1 -

Catholic Charities.


            Mara Blitzer, MOHCD, provided an overview on the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and presented recent projects. Ms. Blitzer reviewed sources of funding for affordable housing: local, federal, and state. Ms. Blitzer reviewed challenges and opportunities for cost efficiencies. Executive Director is working to streamline processing of approvals for major project areas.


            Director Tsen commented on challenges on TI and requested staff look into efficiencies from design and operations. Director Tsen requested a report back on efficiencies.


            Director Richardson commented on Mayor Lee’s contribution to affordable housing and asked for a projection for impact fees.

            Director Lai asked about funding and labor costs.


            Director Samaha asked about impact fees.


8.         Resolution Approving a Second Amendment to the Disposition and Development Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and Treasure Island Community Development, LLC, for Certain Real Property Located on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island

Bob Beck, TIDA, reviewed the two principle changes in amendment and minor clean up of the document.


Director Tsen asked what happens if there is not a movement forward and would like to be assured that there is continuity of work in public realm.


Director Richardson moved the item.

Director Samaha seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


9.         Art Selection RFQ Results 

Jill Manton reviewed art selection process. Three artists were picked per site and an on-island orientation will be held January 26th. Successful artists find TI a unique opportunity and are interested in submitting proposals. Proposals will be presented to TIDA Board.

Waterfront Plaza: Ai Wei Wei, Antony Gormley, Jorge Pardo

Building One Plaza: Ai Wei Wei, Chakaia Booker, Pae White, Ned Khan (Alternate)

Hilltop Park: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Chakaia Booker, Andy Goldsworthy


Bob Beck commented as an observer of the selection process it was interesting to see that artists selected don’t necessariliy have a defined style and might be more inclined to use Treasure Island as inspiration and create works specific to this place.


            Director Tsen commented on the use of art on islands in Southern Japan.


Director Richardson commented on the marketing of project and that with artwork TI will be an international phenomenon.     


10.       Look Ahead 2018

Bob Beck, TIDA, presented activities planned for 2018. Mr. Beck reviewed plans for the Navy property transfer, design approvals, construction activity, planning, affordable and replacement housing, TIMMA projects, and recurring actions at the TIDA Board. Sites 30 and 31 are expected to transfer in February. TIDA will take final subdivision maps to Board of Supervisors and will secure permit approvals for infrastructure projects. There will be a significant expansion in construction activity. TICD is initiating planning review of YBI vertical. TIMMA will begin construction of Southgate/Hillcrest interchange and continue congestion management planning. 


11.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

There was no Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors.


12.       Adjourn 4:15



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