Board of Directors - March 8, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
March 8, 2017 - 1:30pm




March 8, 2017 – 1:30PM


Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 1:35



V. Fei Tsen, President           

Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Jean-Paul Samaha



Larry Mazzola, Jr., VP

Sam Moss

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                         


2.         General Public Comment

Jonathan DeLong made comments on Clipper Cove being a public asset.

            Sunny Allen, Raft-Up Community, commented that the new marina proposal reduces beach access and public access to the bay.

            Larry Doyle commented that around 100 boats in the existing marina will be de facto evicted, and there will be no slips for boats shorter than 40 feet. The new plan is too large for Clipper Cove.

            Al Fricke thanked TIDA Directors for their work and wished to put a face to people in the marina who don’t know what’s going to happen.

            Avery Whitmarsh, Friends of the Sailing Center, commented that the new marina proposal takes up 32% of cove and reduces beach access.

            Dwayne Newton commented on protecting the bay and stewardship of the ocean.

            Noreen Wheaton, Golden Gate Audubon, commented on a bioblitz on Treasure Island on April 5th at 12:30pm. The bioblitz is to identify all species on the island and is open to the public.

            Traci Traci commented on plans for the marina and promised a guerilla opposition campaign.

            Jay Wallace, TIE, commented that TISC agrees on the new proposal and the marina has been reduced even further since the November proposal. The marina is 13% of the cove, not 32%.


            Director Dunlop appreciated the input and commented that the marina will be on a future agenda.

            Director Tsen commented on protecting the public realm.


3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. April TIDA Board meeting will be held on-island Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00pm. TIDA and Dept. of Environment held a stewardship party and removed invasive plants and trash from Clipper Cove and YBI. In April Dept. of Environment and TIDA will begin an eight week habitat management plan internship program with Job Corps. There will be a bioblitz on April 5th. TIDA has been working with Recology and will be meeting with property managers in March regarding trash collection services. Danilov Cafe is now open serving lunch and dinner. MerSea has received building permits and containers are under construction. City Agencies are reviewing subdivision maps. Demolition of Building 180, Yacht Club, and TI Bar & Grill is complete.


Director Richardson asked for an update on the Open Space Master Plan.

Director Dunlop commented on a composting issue on Treasure Island.



There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.



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 February 8, 2017 Meeting


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         Approving a Memorandum of Understanding Between the Treasure Island Development Authority and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for the Design and Construction of New Wastewater Treatment Facilities to Serve Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island

            Liz Hirschhorn, TIDA, presented the MOU between TIDA and SFPUC for the design and construction of new wastewater treatment facilities to serve TI and YBI. The existing WWTP has exceeded its anticipated useful life and lacks sufficient capacity to treat the flows of TI and YBI when fully developed. TIDA, the SFPUC, and TICD staff agree that the new WWTF should be designed and constructed at the earliest possible date to serve the needs of the project.


            Director Tsen commented on the importance of a new wastewater treatment plant and asked where the funding is coming from.


            There was no public comment.         


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


8.         Resolution Authorizing the Treasure Island Director, on Behalf of the Treasure Island Development Authority, to Enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and San Francisco Public Works Regarding the Ownership and Maintenance of Public Improvements on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island.

Bob Beck presented the MOA between TIDA, SFPUC, SFMTA, and Public Works regarding the ownership and maintenance of public improvements on TI and YBI. The MOA is intended to record the mutual understanding of City agencies of the parties responsible for the future ownership and maintenance of improvements in the public rights of way and open spaces on Treasure Island. The MOA is not intended to be a binding agreement, but to be used as a reference in preparing subsequent agreements or project approvals.


Director Tsen commented on shared streets.

Director Richardson would like to review agreements.

Director Samaha requested a presentation regarding long term plan and funding.  


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


9.         Informational Presentation on FY17-18 Budget

Jack Nathanson, TIDA, provided an information presentation on TIDA’s FY17-18 Budget. Mr. Nathanson reviewed FY16-17 performance, continuing programs in FY17-18 budget and changes in the FY17-18 budget. Next steps include consulting with City agencies to validate estimated interdepartmental work order amounts, meeting with TICD to review proposed budget, bring detailed budget to May TIDA Board for approval, and to the Board of Supervisors Budget Hearings in June.


Director Tsen requested to see numbers as soon as they are prepared.


10.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            There was no Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors.


11.       Adjourn 2:40



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.


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