Board of Directors - January 11, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
January 11, 2017 - 1:30pm




January 11, 2017 – 1:30PM


Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 1:30



V. Fei Tsen, President           

Larry Mazzola, Jr., VP

Linda Fadeke Richardson
Jean-Paul Samaha



Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Sam Moss

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                         


2.         General Public Comment

            Cherene Sandidge, the Sandidge Urban Group, made comments on interest in transitional housing

            Sharon Lee, the Spot - culinary academy, made comments on starting a culinary program for Treasure Island youth.



3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. The LMNA Board of Directors elected to move forward with the site in Los Angeles. Due to the storm, several trees in various locations came down, and there was damage to a transmission line pole along Avenue D. Bike path on Bay Bridge is open on Saturday and Sunday. Traffic calming and safety measures are being evaluated. TIDA met with TIE, TISC & BCDC staff to discuss the compromise plan for Clipper Cove and discuss initiate the discussion of the BCDC applications for the two separate projects. CFD and IRFD Resolutions of Intent were approved by the Board of Supervisors. Demolition of the Star Barracks, Casa de la Vista, library, and market are complete. Abatement at Building 180 is underway with the expectation that it, the former yacht club location and the TI Bar and Grill will be demolished by April 1st.

Director Richardson made comments about the Lucas Museum and thanked Bob Beck and TIDA staff for support and work.

Director Tsen commented that she was disappointed by the Lucas decision but with or without the museum, Treasure Island will become a jewel. Treasure Island will have its own stellar identity that will not be diminished. Thank you to the Mayor’s Office, TIDA staff, Bob Beck, and OEWD for work and making a tremendous effort. Director Tsen also made comments on the Department of Transportation grant award of $11 million to the TIMMA for self-driving vehicles.



There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.


5.         Ongoing Business by Board of Directors

There was no comment from Directors on Ongoing Business.

There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the November 16, 2016 Meeting
  2. Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Agreement Between the Treasure Island Development Authority and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority for Replanting of Trees Removed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Yerba Buena Island Ramps Improvement Project
  3. Resolution Authorizing the Adjustment of Fees for Utility Users on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island Retroactive to December 1, 2016  


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Mazzola seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         TI Arts Master Plan Status Update

Jill Manton, SF Arts Commission, presented an update on the TI Arts Master Plan. Goals of the Master Plan include creating a world class destination for the arts that will endure and evolve over time, establishing a cultural legacy for the island that provides insight, relevance, and inspiration now and in the future, developing a diverse and dynamic art program, and developing projects that bring people together for a shared experience. Ms. Maton reviewed the categories of art programming, the art selection process, pre-application workshops, the selection panel, the artist in residency program, artist selection and design criteria, governance, and public meetings and community engagement. Next steps include establishing selection panels for permanent public art commissions and for the Treasure Hunt, conducting pre-application workshops for potential artist applicants, and contract with selected artists to develop proposals with sufficient construction and engineering information to be coordinated with design documents for Phase 1 construction.


Director Tsen commented that this is such a unique and special opportunity and recommended exploring private donations. The Arts Program will make TI a destination in public realm and it is important to think big.

Director Richardson commented that she would like the arts vision shared with public and to showcase diverse artists.

Director Samaha commented on the amazing opportunity and asked about the surviving artwork from the Golden Gate International Exposition.


Sherry Williams, TIHDI, made comments on having a community art program and youth education. Community participation will make a richer experience for residents.


Julian Pancoast, TICD, commented that it has been a pleasure to work with SFAC on the Arts Program.


8.         Resolution Approving the Election of Officers of the Treasure Island Development Authority and the Appointment of Officers to the Infrastructure & Transportation Committee, as Nominated by the Ad Hoc Nomination Committee, to Serve a Twelve month Term of Office Commencing January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017

Director Mazzola announced the nominations made at the Ad Hoc Nomination Committee. TIDA Board of Directors nominations were V. Fei Tsen for President, Larry Mazzola Jr. for Vice President, Mark Dunlop for Secretary and Jean-Paul Samaha

For CFO. Infrastructure & Transportation Committee nominations were Linda Richardson for Chair with Mark Dunlop and V. Fei Tsen as members.


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Tsen seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


9.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            There was no Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors.


10.       Adjourn 3:00



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