Board of Directors - May 18, 2016 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
May 18, 2016 - 1:30pm







May 18, 2016 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 1:15pm



Linda Fadeke Richardson

V. Fei Tsen

Mark Dunlop


2.         General Public Comment

There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of  the April 27, 2016 Meeting


There was no public comment.


Director Tsen moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.



4.         TIMMA Tolling Policy Update

            Rachel Hiatt, TIMMA, presented a tolling policy update. Ms. Hiatt reviewed the challenges considered in past TI transportation planning including minimizing new traffic congestion on the Bay Bridge, providing better transport options on and off the island, and paying for new transit and shuttle. Ms. Hiatt reviewed the programs goals and strategies to encourage walking & biking, provide high quality transit, ensure financial viability, and promote car-light living. Outreach to current residents and businesses, policy recommendations, and next steps were discussed. TIMMA will continue outreach to residents, businesses and visitors and will return to the ITC in June.


            Director Dunlop asked how people without bank accounts would receive a credit and made comments on toll fairness.

            Director Tsen commented that Treasure Island needs highest level of transit services and asked questions on driverless cars and the ferry service.

            Director Richardson commented that transportation is a key part of development, made comments on affordability program, and requested a list of all grant sources.


            There was no public comment.


5.         Affordable Housing Analysis and Financing

Bob Beck presented an updated to the affordable housing analysis. Mr. Beck provided a recap of the discussions from the April 27th ITC meeting, reviewed base financing and supplemental financing at 30%, 27.2% and 25% scenarios, and projected tax increment revenues.

Achieving percentages of beyond 30% would require renegotiating DDA terms.

The THRRs commit the City to provide units in future TIDA constructed buildings to households living in market rate units at The Villages on TI in 2011. There are currently fewer than 240 Pre-DDA Households living at The Villages in market rate units. TIDA estimates that up to two thirds of these households would income quality for affordable housing.

Natalie Bonnewit, Bonnewit Development Services, presented modelling of affordable housing programming by parcel and cost analysis. TIHDI Replacement units will be in first four parcels. New TIHDI units (minimum of 185 new units in additional to 250 replacement units required by the DDA) will be integrated into new affordable projects.

Based on analysis to date the cost to increase to 30% will be too high and efforts should be focused on funding the gap at 27.2%.

Next steps include finalizing analysis of 25%, 27.2%, 30%, and 33.3% affordable housing scenarios, refine fiscal analysis of the General Fund impacts arising from development, and continue exploring means of narrowing the affordable housing funding gap.


Director Tsen asked questions on state programs, and requested updated numbers on funding gap and supplemental financing.

Director Richardson asked questions about project generated funding.


Sherry Williams, TIHDI, commented that it is imperative that affordable housing begins development at the same time as market rate units.


6.         Hillcrest Update

            Bob Beck presented an update to Hillcrest Rd. and recognized Eric Cordoba, SFCTA, in the audience. Mr. Beck reviewed Hillcrest circulation, the East-Bound ramp interchange, the current Southgate Road plan, current plan deficiencies, and the proposed Southgate Road realignment. Benefits to the proposed Southgate Road include reduced queuing onto I-80 from eastbound off-ramp, truck turning movements are accommodated, and bike/ped – vehicle conflict is eliminated.

            Mr. Beck reviewed YBI circulation with a one-way Hillcrest. Potential benefits include accommodating two-way bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Treasure Island and Hillcrest Road and accommodating a Transit Priority Lane.


            Director Tsen said she has no objection to the proposed one-way Hillcrest Road and asked if there will be a construction cost increase because of the design changes.


There was no public comment. 


7.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors


            There was no discussion of future agenda items by Directors.

There was no public comment. 


8.         Adjourn 4:05


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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