Board of Directors - July 13, 2016 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
July 13, 2016 - 1:30pm




July 13, 2016 – 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

Jean-Paul Samaha



Larry Mazzola, Jr., VP

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                         


2.         General Public Comment

            Mark Connors requested that presentation links be included in email notices and commented on the eight vacant seats on the Citizen’s Advisory Board.


            Hunter Cutting commented on the Sierra Club’s endorsement of the minimum impact scenario by TISC.


            Karen Knowles-Pearce commented on her concern that the Marina design conversations are between TISC and TIE and believes that other voices – including the recreational boating community need to be heard.


            Dave Guinther, TISC, commented that he endorses the minimal impact layout of the Marina but proposes a moderate impact layout.


            Jay Wallace, TIE, commented that TIE would like to resolve issues and that TIE and TISC need to come together.


3.         Report by Treasure Island Director


Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. TIDA met with environmental consultant to update No Dig Policy. TIDA and Dept. of Environment will hold a Stewardship Day on August 20th. The dog park is complete. The TI Flea Market will relocate in August.   


Director Dunlop thanked TIDA staff for their work on the dog park.

Director Richardson congratulated TIDA staff on recreation activity work on TI.


4.         Report by the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Citizen’s Advisory Board

Karen Knowles-Pearce, CAB Chair, commented that the CAB unanimously approved the select toll policies as presented by TIMMA. 


5.         Communications From and Received by TIDA


There was no discussion on Communications by Directors.  

There was no public comment.


6.         Ongoing Business by Board of Directors


There was no Ongoing Business by Directors

There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of  the June 8, 2016 Meeting
  2. Resolution Authorizing the Twelfth Amendment to the Treasure Island Childcare Center Master Lease between the Authority and the Navy to Extend the Term
  3. Resolution Authorizing the Forty First Amendment to the Treasure Island Land and Structures Master Lease between the Authority and the United States Navy to Extend the Term
  4. Resolution Authorizing the Thirty Second Amendment to the Treasure Island South Waterfront Master Lease between the Authority and the United States Navy to Extend the Term
  5. Resolution Authorizing an Amendment to the Small Business Enterprise Procedures – Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island to Update the Gross Receipts Test Criteria Threshold for Construction Contracts


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


8.Resolution Endorsing Select Toll Policies pursuant to the Treasure Island Transportation Implementation Plan for the First Phase of the Treasure Island / Yerba Buena Island Development Program

Rachel Hiatt, TIMMA, reviewed TIMMA’s congestion pricing program timeline, TI transportation challenges, the new transit services planned for TI including Muni, AC Transit and ferry, TIMMA’s goals and strategies and the transportation affordability program.


Ms. Hiatt presented TIMMA’s recommendations for adoption to the TIDA Board:

Who pays the toll: drivers, both residents and non-residents

Which ways: on and off the island

Who has a discount: longtime households (one free daily toll for a limited period), low-income frequent transit users, drivers who paid a toll at the Bay Bridge toll plaza

Who is exempt: transit, shuttles, vanpools, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians


            Toll cost hours of operation and implementation timeline will be studied further.


Director Dunlop asked how residents and members of the public participate in TIMMA meetings and made comments on driverless cars and the need for adequate amount of charging stations for electric cars.

Director Richardson asked questions on operating costs and funding.

Director Samaha asked for clarification on the resolution and toll amount.


Jeff Kline recommended the board to have the full details of the plan before approving the resolution. He believes that the current plan is contrary to the requirements of AB981 and favors wealthy future condominium owners.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


9.         Waterfront Plaza Restrooms Schematic Design

          Amy Eliot reviewed previous restroom designs and past comments from board members. Ms. Eliot presented their new restroom concept which includes a change in location to south of the Ferry Building, a material palette of channel glass and aluminum panels, an updated floorplan, and enhanced security features.


Director Richardson commented on her appreciation that women’s needs are being recognized in the restroom design.

Director Dunlop commented on his appreciation of the time taken and for listening to the concerns of Directors.

Director Samaha expressed his appreciation of the all gender bathroom.


Director Dunlop moved the consent agenda.

Director Samaha seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


10.Report on Treasure Island Children and Youth Needs Assessment

Sherry Williams and Shelley Facente, TIHDI, presented a final report on the Treasure Island Youth and Family Needs Assessment and Service Plan.

Ms. Facente reviewed the assessment process which included resident surveys, provider surveys, focus groups, interviews with service providers and key stakeholders, services planning meetings, and community discussion groups. Findings in the Needs Assessment include that communication is a major issue, more coordination of youth and family services is sorely needed, requests for increased computer access and training, and an increase in academic activities, various youth classes, and sports opportunities. Establishing a Family Resource Center on Treasure Island that will address these findings is a key priority.


            Director Tsen asked if TIHDI had been meeting with YMCA and how they can help.

Director Richardson asked about community resources on Treasure Island and a possible return of the Boys and Girls club.

Director Samaha asked about Rec & Park programs on TI and commented that he would like to see how TIDA can expand city services on TI.

Director Dunlop commented that residents think fields are private because many of them are locked.


11.       IFD/CFD Formation Update

Bob Beck provided an update on the Infrastructure Financing District, Community Facilities District, affordable housing scenarios, affordable housing analysis, parcel capacity analysis and future flexibility, and the affordable housing funding gap.

TIDA recommends increasing the number of TIDA/TIHDI affordable units to 2,173 (27.2%) consistent with the terms of the Housing Plan. The Housing Plan requirements to pursue 30% affordable (2,400 units) would have too great an opportunity cost.

Next steps include finalizing report on the analysis of affordable housing scenarios and making recommendations, introduce IRFD/CFD Resolutions of Intent to Board of Supervisors, and continue to explore means of narrowing the affordable housing funding gap with working group.


Director Samaha asked questions on some differences of CFD and IFD.

Director Tsen asked for the schedule of fiscal analysis.


12.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

Director Tsen requested confirming a quorum for the August TIDA Board meeting. There will not be a August ITC meeting.              


13.       Adjourn 4:17



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 94130 during normal office hours.

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