Board of Directors - January 16, 2018 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
January 16, 2018 - 1:30pm






January 16, 2018 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

Paul Giusti


2.         General Public Comment
There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the September 20, 2017 Meeting
  2. Approving the Minutes of the October 18, 2017 Meeting


There was no public comment.


Director moved the consent agenda.

Director seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.

4.         Environmental Program Support


            Bob Beck, TIDA, presented an updated on environmental program support. Langan Engineering was selected in 2013 with a term of three years with two optional one year extensions. Mr. Beck reviewed the environmental consultant services, conveyance schedule, and current status of sites.

Langan’s contract expires on June 30, 2018 and TIDA recommends modifying existing contract through the projected remaining four years of the environmental program.

            The continuity provided by retaining Langan’s services will be important and a change in consultant would likely entail a steep learning curve at a critical point in the environmental program.

            The contract extension will be at the February TIDA Board.


            Director Tsen agrees with TIDA’s recommendation and commented on the importance of public safety and oversight.


            Director Richardson asked if by extending contract we are expediting the transfer process.


5.         Miguel Covarrubias Pageant of the Pacific


            Peter Summerville, TIDA, presented on the Pageant of the Pacific Murals. Miguel Covarrubias was commissioned by the Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) to create a set of maps of the Pacific Region. Covarrubias created six maps in total: “Native Dwellings,” “Transportation,” “Peoples,” “Economy,” “Fauna and Flora,” and “Art.”

After the GGIE the murals were loaned to the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 1941 and upon return to San Francisco in 1959 the “Art Forms of the Pacific” mural was missing and is still missing to this day.

Since 2008 the “Fauna and Flora of the Pacific” mural has been on exhibit at the DeYoung Museum. The remaining four murals are currently stored by TIDA-contracted art handler at off-site, secured facility.


            Director Tsen asked where the murals were originally displayed at the GGIE. Answer: Pacific House. This building is no longer on TI.

Director Tsen asked about the cost of storage and restoration.


            Director Richardson commented on the missing mural and asked if TIDA has notified all arts museums.


6.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors


            There was no discussion of future agenda items by Directors.


7.         Adjourn 10:25


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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